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AVOD streamer Pluto picks up Netflix original ‘Narcos’ in US first

In a US-first, a Netflix original will be available on an alternative, free streaming platform. ViacomCBS has announced a licencing deal that will see all five seasons of hit crime series Narcos available to stream from 20 October on its AVOD platform Pluto TV in the US. There is a catch though – the show […]

DreamWorks hires ex-Gaumont Int’l TV CEO

DreamWorks Animation has hired former Gaumont International Television scripted supremo Katie O’Connell Marsh to lead a push into live-action television. O’Connell Marsh (pictured) will be head of global live-action television at the Glendale, California-based studio, whose television unit has helped offset poor performance in movies in recent years. She will begin in her post in […]

Sonar’s Stein joins Gaumont as CEO exits

It has emerged Gene Stein exited Sonar Entertainment last week to join rival LA studio Gaumont, which is consolidating its television assets under one brand. Stein (left) has been named president of the new unit, Gaumont Television US, with current Gaumont International Television CEO Katie O’Connell (below right) leaving the restructuring business. Gaumon Television US […]

Action star Statham says Viva la Madness

Hollywood action star Jason Statham is to star in a television action thriller titled Viva la Madness. The one-hour drama series is based on a J.J. Connolly book of the same name and has LA-based Gaumont International Television signed on as producer. No broadcaster is attached at this stage. Statham, cult star of films such […]

NATPE announces Prague newbies

NATPE says a raft of new companies are signed up for its flagship European event, which takes place in Prague next month. The roster of 120 companies in town selling programming, from 25 countries, includes about 20 first-time exhibitors. The new attendees include Gaumont International Television, HoHo Rights, Onza Distribution, Orange Smarty, Saban Brands and […]

French on-demand site launches with US movies

French operator Numericable-SFR has launched its download-to-own store, VideoStore by Numericable, giving users access to a library of about 120 films at launch. Numericable-SFR has signed deals with five Hollywood studios to secure content for the service. Prices for movies begin at €5.99 (US$4.70). Highlights include Luc Besson’s science fiction movie Lucy, which is available […]

Gaumont hires business affairs boss

Gaumont International Television has recruited Tim Stephen as senior VP, business and legal affairs. Stephen was previously head of legal for Generate where he was part of the team that worked on the sale of the digital studio to its counterpart Alloy Digital. Before that he was at Turner’s Cartoon Network and Lionsgate. The Gaumont […]

Gaumont hires Hana Zidek

Gaumont has recruited Hana Zidek as its vice president, distribution of its international television division. Zidek will be based in London in the newly created role and oversee sales to Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Benelux region. She is the former A+E director, international content sales, EMEA. Prior to A+E she was at […]

Netflix to leave Hemlock Grove

Netflix is to end horror drama Hemlock Grove after its third season. The streaming service has unveiled a third season of the show, which will comprise 10 episodes and debut in 2015. This will be the Gaumont International Television-produced show’s last, Netflix’s VP, original programming Cindy Holland confirmed. “We, along with the fans, are looking […]

Amazon gets on board Barbarella series

Streaming service Amazon has reportedly come on board the Barbarella TV series. The show, from Gaumont International Television, is being written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the writers of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) will executive produce. French premium pay broadcaster Canal+ was announced as a broadcaster partner […]