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Former E! president Berger resurfaces at ABC

ABC has recruited Lisa Berger as its executive VP, alternative series, specials and late night. She joins the US network having previously been at E! where she was president of entertainment. She stepped down from NBCUniversal’s Hollywood-focussed network in January. Berger was at E! for almost a decade and in her president role oversaw all […]

E! orders party travel series from Monkey Kingdom

US cable network E! has ordered Party On, a new series looking at A-list holiday hot spots and international party locations. Each instalment of the 8x30mins series will focus on an exclusive resort or city and will soak up the local party scene. It will be hosted by Bold and the Beautiful actress and singer […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Donati, Brainch among raft of NBCU appointments

NBCUniversal International senior exec Duccio Donati is moving to a new role overseeing the E! cable channel in the US, with a CNBC chief taking his role. Concurrently, NBCUI has tapped a senior UK factual production creative to lead a major charge into unscripted programming. Donati (pictured), currently executive VP of NBCU division Universal Networks […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]