Gary Pudney


Keshet signs pact with Japanese broadcaster YTV

Israel-backed Keshet International has inked a deal with Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV) in Japan to co-develop non-scripted content, with the ambition of creating international formats. The agreement covers the development of at least one non-scripted title, to be developed this year, with the potential to extend the agreement to develop further formats. The companies will […]

Keshet International staffs up, opens India office

Keshet International has brought in two seasoned Indian TV execs for a new Mumbai office. TBI reported last year that KI, the international arm of Israel media group Keshet, was prepping new Indian and Lat-Am bases and the Mumbai office has now opened. It will be headed by Arpit Agarwal, who is director, India and […]

China: full speed ahead

As new drama coproduction and digital opportunities open up in China, TBI speaks to the international companies making movies in the world’s most populated company. China’s impact on television is  undeniable. The BBC wants to set up an on-the-ground production base there, Keshet  International is taking scripted shows into and out of the country, and […]

Change at Sparks Eccho as Keshet nabs Asia boss

Sparks Eccho Group has found a new Asian chief, with former incumbent Gary Pudney (pictured) moving to launch a new Hong Kong office for distributor Keshet International. Local market veteran Nixon Yau Lim has joined Sparks Eccho Group as head of Asia. Pudney, meanwhile, has joined Keshet Media Group-owned KI in the new role of […]

Eccho’s Cherry Season blossoms in Asia

BCM: Turkish comedy drama Cherry Season has been picked up by several key buyers in Asia. The series, which is produced by Surec Film and goes out on the Fox TV channel in Turkey, has been bought by Malaysian pay TV platform Astro, Vietnamese pubcaster VTV and commercial channel ARY in Pakistan. The finished version […]

China covers Canadian singing format

China’s Enlight Media has bought local format rights to Cover Me Canada, a competition reality series in which unsigned music acts perform well known hits. The deal, scored with Eccho Rights’ Asian office, will see Enlight create a local version. Enlight produces the Chinese versions of major formats such as X Factor, Got Talent and […]