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Fremantle Oz hires ABC’s former head of entertainment & factual as unscripted chief

Fremantle has hired the ABC’s former head of entertainment & factual to lead its unscripted output in Australia. Josie Mason Campbell becomes head of unscripted and will oversee development, creative and production for Fremantle Australia. The exec has most recently been working as a consultant, having left the ABC in 2020 following a restructuring, and […]

News round-up: AMC & Foxtel take Drive shows; Voot strengthens comedy offering; Banijay Germany forges influencer pact

AMC & Foxtel take Drive shows AMC Networks International Southern Europe and Australia’s Foxtel have struck separate deals with UK-based production-funding and distribution agency Drive for a combined 70+ hours of factual content. The agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe sees the business acquire over 44 hours of content from Drive’s factual catalogue including true crime […]

Foxtel & Discovery strike new multi-year programming pact in Australia

Foxtel in Australia has struck another multi-year deal with Discovery that will see shows such as Outback Opal Hunters, Naked And Afraid, Home Town and Deadliest Catch continue to be available to subscribers. The multiyear deal covers factual, documentary and reality content from the flagship Discovery Channel, as well as the TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery […]

Factual round-up: BBC heads ‘Inside Dubai’; ‘The Beatles And India’ goes global; Netflix acquires Peter Tatchell doc for Oz & NZ

BBC heads ‘Inside Dubai’ UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned Inside Dubai: Playground Of The Rich, a new three-part factual series from Spun Gold TV, for its BBC2 channel. The 3 x 60-minute series goes behind the scenes of the fast-growing city which now counts 52,000 millionaires and billionaires among its three million inhabitants.  A tax […]

France’s Salto & Foxtel take Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ global

French streamer Salto, the joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, is among a raft of companies to pick up drama anthology Small Axe by Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave). The show, sold by BBC Studios, has been produced by UK-based Turbine Studios in association with Lammas Park and EMU Films. It will […]

News round-up: Foxtel’s Lifetime deal; China’a Huanxi adds All3 shows; Turkish ‘House’ re-opens; Seven snags expanded ‘Chase’…

Foxtel adds Lifetime Movie package Australian pay-TV company Foxtel is set to add A+E Networks-owned Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) to its film line-up. The female-skewing made-for-TV movie package will be made available from 1 September, at no extra cost to Foxtel Movies bundle subscribers. The slate will include Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, starring Catherine […]

Sony’s ‘Reckoning’ prodco Playmaker eyes chief as co-founders step down

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-owned Australian producer Playmaker Media is looking for a new creative chief after co-founders David Maher and David Taylor revealed they are to step down from the company. The duo, who founded Playmaker in 2009 before selling it to Sony in 2014, will continue to lead the company over the coming months […]

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