Avi Nir

Avi Nir: a contribution to content

Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir is the first winner of the Content Innovation Awards Contribution to Content gong. He tells TBI about the meteoric rise of the Keshet business. Could you have predicted the international success of Keshet today? I couldn’t have predicted it, but I definitely believed it would go places. It was […]

HBO, Keshet team for Israeli kidnap drama

HBO and Keshet International are making a ten-part show dramatising events surrounding the 2014 disappearance of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. Premium US cable net HBO and the international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet said the drama will be filmed on location in Israel next year. The project, which is currently untitled, comes […]

NBC, Homeland team prep for Waking Lions

US broadcaster NBC has kicked off the 2017-18 buying season by adding a pair of dramas to its slate, one coming from Homeland creator Gideon Raff and Keshet Studios. The shows are Waking Lions – which is from Raff, Israel-based Keshet’s US studio arm and Universal Television – and Salvation, which is from Law & […]

Keshet Int’l launches US studio

Israel’s Keshet International has become the latest overseas content group to launch an LA-based production studio. Keshet Studios will oversee development, production, packaging, promotion and sales of Keshet’s scripted programming catalogue, which currently runs to more than 30 formats, in the US. Veteran drama executive Peter Traugott has been hired as Keshet Studios’s president of […]

Atlantique, Keshet UK pour resource into Crater Lake

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and the UK arm of Israel’s Keshet International are co-developing an 8x52mins drama. Crater Lake is being billed as “a life-affirming, character-driven show about death” from author and MICE/Gordin Cell creator Ron Leshem. Gordin Cell is being adapted in the US for broadcast network NBC as Allegiance, which picked up […]

Keshet boss signs up for MIPTV keynote

Avi Nir has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at MIPTV in April. Nir, the CEO of Israeli broadcaster and content business Keshet Media will speak on the opening Monday of this year’s market. Keshet had the buzziest format of the last market with interactive talent show Rising Star and at MIP Nir will talk […]

USA orders action drama from Tim Kring, Gideon Raff

USA Network has commissioned a six-episode run of DIG, an action adventure event series from Heroes creator Tim Kring and Homeland’s Gideon Raff. The series has been in development at Keshet Media Group and US producer BermanBraun and will now go into production via that pair and Covert Affairs producer Universal Cable Productions and with […]

Keshet appoints new CEO of Screenz

Israeli broadcaster Keshet and digital content group The Box have appointed Yuval Nathan (pictured) CEO of Screenz, the transmedia joint venture run by the two media firms. Screenz works with broadcasters and content owners, advising on, and helping them to implement cross media strategies. With a presence in Israel, the UK and the US it […]