Scripted round-up: ‘Leverage: Redemption’ moves to Prime Video; Netflix enters ‘Ransom Canyon’; Apple TV+ renews ‘Foundation’

‘Leverage: Redemption’ moves to Prime Video with S3 renewal Amazon MGM Studios has renewed the heist-drama series Leverage: Redemption for a third season, with the show also moving to SVOD Prime Video from AVOD Freevee. The series, produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, is also bringing John Rogers on as showrunner and executive producer for […]

News round-up: MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals; Netflix India renews ‘Rana Naidu’; Fuse Media expands Freevee FAST deal

MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals RTS (Switzerland), TV2 (Hungary), TV2 (Slovenia), RTBF (Belgium), TVP (Poland), MBC (MENA region) and Nelonen (Finland) have all inked pre-sale deals for Blink Films’ upcoming documentary My King Charles, with distributor Silverlining Rights. Produced in both 1 x 60-minute and 1 x 120-minute formats, the film provides an […]

Exclusive: How to rescue a scripted series from cancellation

Shows get cancelled all the time, but a fortunate few get a second chance when a new network or platform steps in to renew them. Mark Layton finds out what it takes to pull a series back from the brink It is never welcome news when a show gets cancelled, but it can feel particularly […]

Freevee orders ‘coming-of-age’ sports docuseries ‘God. Family. Football.’

Amazon’s AVOD service Freevee has ordered a new docuseries following pastor and former champion quarterback Denny Duron as he returns to coach a youth football program. God. Family. Football. is described as a “coming-of-age” unscripted sports series about Duron, who has come out of a 30-year retirement to lead the football program he founded at […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Diving into Amazon’s unique streaming strategy

Amazon has been in the global streaming game for years but it has always trodden a slightly different path to some of its main competitors, particularly regarding localisation, as Omdia’s Ed Ludlow reveals.  Unlike other international streaming services, Amazon Prime Video’s catalogue offerings vary considerably from market to market. Indeed, research powerhouse Omdia has found that just 1.3% of […]

Exclusive: Amazon seeks FAST & AVOD execs as hiring spree continues

Amazon Studios is on the hunt for new senior execs as it continues to bolster its FAST and AVOD business. The company is looking to fill numerous roles, including a head of first-party and exclusive FAST channels to join the AVOD original programming team. This exec will lead creative strategy, development, licensing, and programming for […]

Amazon snags NBCU exec as hiring spree continues

Amazon has appointed NBCUniversal (NBCU) exec Jessica Morganroth as senior content acquisitions manager for its streaming services Prime Video and Freevee. New York-based Morganroth returns to the company following a previous three-month stint in acquisitions for Prime Video in 2018, with the exec having more recently served a two-and-a-half-year tenure as director of content acquisition […]

Amazon hires HBO & A+E veterans for senior Prime Video & Freevee roles

Amazon has appointed HBO Asia veteran David Simonsen as director of Southeast Asia for its Prime Video SVOD service and also hired A+E Networks’ Edward Guerron as senior content acquisition manager for the UK & Germany for its AVOD sibling Freevee. Singapore-based Simonsen joins Amazon after almost 15 years as SVP of business development at […]

Amazon’s Freevee licenses ‘The Suze Orman Show’

Amazon’s AVOD service Freevee has secured a two-year licensing deal for all 14 seasons of US financial advice series The Suze Orman Show. The deal includes multi-territory streaming rights including the US, UK and Germany – with exclusive on-demand and FAST channel rights to the full library of 592 episodes. In the US, 207 episodes […]