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Asian Academy Creative Awards fete ‘Delhi Crime’, ‘World’s Got Talent’

Richie Mehta’s Netflix series Delhi Crime picked up four gongs at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs) in Singapore. The annual awards show, which held ceremonies on 5 and 6 December, saw the seven-part drama – which dramatises India’s notorious 2012 gang-rape case – win Best Drama Series, Best Original Programme by a Streamer/OTT, Best […]

108 Media preps esports reality format ‘Asia’s Got Game’

108 Media has teamed with esports marketplace Yup.gg to develop, produce and distribute unscripted reality format Asia’s Got Game. The multi-platform format, which is to air as a weekly series, will introduce the world of esports and gaming to audiences, offering the chance for contestants to sign a professional contract with one of the world’s […]

Armoza Formats’ ‘Queens Of Love’ picked up in Spain

Armoza Formats dating show Queens Of Love has been picked up in Spain. Spanish Time Hunter and El Clásico prodco Mediacrest has optioned the rights to the title, which was a TBI Hot Pick for this year’s MIPCOM market. Developed by ITV Studios-backed Armoza, Queens Of Love (60 minutes) finds three drag queens coming to the aid […]

Endemol Shine’s Hurford-Jones boards Universal TV Alternative Studio

Endemol Shine North America’s Georgie Hurford-Jones has boarded NBCUniversal’s unscripted outfit Universal Television Alternative Studio. The exec, who most recently served as SVP of unscripted original series and specials for Endemol Shine, has joined the studio as EVP of current programming. Hurford-Jones’s remit includes managing series and pilots across development, casting, creative, formats and production […]

Asian streamer Viu strikes output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Hong Kong-headquartered streamer Viu has struck an output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific that will see a raft of Discovery titles launch on the SVOD. Under the pact, Discovery Network Asia Pacific channels such as Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC and HGTV will all land on Viu. The content will be […]

MultiStory Media rejigs creative team with promotions for De Moraes, McGough

ITV Studios-backed MultiStory Media has restructured its creative team, with Ana De Moraes promoted to chief creative officer. De Moraes is now leading on the label’s creative strategy, overseeing factual and fact ent shows. She reports into Tim Carter, who recently took on the CEO reins for both MultiStory and Twofour. De Moraes joined MultiStory […]

Why the scripted format boom is fuelled by relatable storytelling (Column)

K7 Media insight manager Richard O’Meara breaks down the findings of the consultancy’s latest Tracking The Scripted Giants report, which reveal that the scripted ideas being remade around the world are largely humble, human stories rather than big-budget brainteasers.  The value of a good story has never been greater. With unprecedented competition between broadcasters and […]

Viacom International Studios UK taps Richard Hastings to helm non-scripted

Viacom International Studios UK has hired Richard Hastings as head of non-scripted programming. The former MultiStory Media exec is to oversee the development and production of all non-scripted output for Viacom channels and platforms as well as third-party partners. The exec, who will start in February, is to build out a team and work with […]

NBCUniversal strikes first-look deal with ‘Masked Singer’ creator Park Won Woo

The Masked Singer creator Park Won Woo has struck a first-look deal with NBCUniversal-owned Universal Television Alternative Studio. The Korean formats creator, who has more than 22 years of experience in the industry, is responsible for MBC Korea’s The King Of Mask Singer and has also produced Top Gear Korea, 300: War Of The United […]

Endemol Shine sends ‘Lego Masters’ to Belgium, Netherlands

Endemol Shine has sold its hit entertainment format Lego Masters into the Netherlands and Belgium, making the format now available in six markets.  Dutch broadcaster RTL has commissioned a local series from Endemol Shine Netherlands, while Belgium’s VTM has ordered up its own adaptation of the format, also produced by Endemol Shine Netherlands. The casting […]

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