Hasbro backs Boggle Battle TV series

The content arm of games giant Hasbro has teamed with the creators of Chopped and indie studio Entertainment One to adapt board game Boggle into a TV show. Hasbro Studios, Keller/Noll and eOne will partner for Boggle Battle, which is they said will introduce the classic word game to a whole new audience. Family and […]

Scripps ditches Netflix content deal

Scripps Networks Interactive will not renew its distribution agreement with subscription video service Netflix. SNI president Burton Jablin revealed the US cable company’s intention to drop Netflix during an investor call that followed third quarter results, which saw TV ad revenues push numbers up. “We assessed the SVOD universe and have made the strategic decision […]

eOne inks deal with Chopped pair

Entertainment One has inked a deal with Keller/Noll, the US indie producer created by the team behind Chopped and Winsanity. The prodco is run by Cleve Keller (right) and Dave Noll (left) and the pair will develop and produce new unscripted fare that eOne will take to market. Keller and Noll said: “We create shows that […]

Food Network chief Johnson retires

Brooke Johnson is to retire from her post as president of Scripps Networks Interactive’s lifestyle channels, which include Food Network. She has been with the US-based cable group for twelve years, overseeing the launch of programme franchises such as Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Food Network Star. Under her remit was the flagship Food Network channel, […]

Jane Street hires ex-Boundless exec Davies

US producer Jane Street Entertainment has hired UK-based executive Gemma Davies to become its VP of development. Davies previously worked at FremantleMedia-owned UK prodco Boundless and at Twofour Broadcast (now Twofour Group). She has worked on unscripted shows such as UKTV’s Choccywoccydoodah and ITV’s Magaluf Weekender. Davies will now run Jane Street’s development unit and […]

Food Network orders first EMEA Chopped remake

Food Network has commissioned a version of its culinary competition format Chopped in South Africa – the first time the Scripps-owned channels has produced it outside North America. Chopped South Africa will follow the same format as the popular US original, which runs on Food Networks around the world. This will see four local chefs […]