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Netflix goes live in the Netherlands

Netflix went live today in the Netherlands, offering streamed access to its catalogue of movies and films for €7.99 per month. At launch the US-based VOD giant promised to offer “thousands of hours of entertainment,” including all episodes of its four original series that debuted this year and have not previously aired in the Netherlands […]

Russia reaches The End with Turkish scripted deal

St. Petersburg-based Russian World Studios has signed a deal to bring Turkish drama format The End, dubbed by some as ‘the new Homeland’, to Russia. A remake of the political mystery thriller is already underway in the US, where Sander/Moses has picked up rights and is working on scripts, as TBI revealed this year. The […]

Exclusive: SVT buys ITV’s Vicious, more Downton

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired ITV sitcom Vicious, the latest seasons of Downton Abbey and Homeland and Gillian Anderson drama Top of the Lake for its fall schedule. The broadcaster has tapped Shine International for the 6x60mins Vicious, which stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a cantankerous gay couple who have lived in the […]

Netflix ‘not cannibalising traditional TV’, says TiVo study

Over-the-top video service Netflix is not cannibalising traditional TV viewing, according to a new study by DVR maker TiVo. The research, carried out by TiVo’s Research and Analytics subsidiary, found that there was “no significant difference in the amount of traditional TV viewing” between Netflix and non-Netflix households in the US, with neither group differing […]

Prisoners firm Keshet poaches BBC Worldwide executive

Keshet International has appointed a BBC Worldwide distribution exec to become a sales director. Cynthia Kennedy has joined the global arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group with immediate effect, reporting to head of distribution and acquisitions Keren Shahar. She joins a team of sales directors including Nelly Weber-Feld and Kelly Wright and marcom manager Limor […]

Fox realigns domestic syndie arm

21st Century Fox has moved to bring its syndication arm Twentieth Television under the umbrella of production wing Twentieth Century Fox Television. Greg Meidel will continue to head up Twentieth Television as president, but now reports into TCFTV c-chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. He previously reported to Fox News CEO and chairman Robert Ailes, […]

Showtime’s Ray Donovan grows audience in second week

Showtime’s drama Ray Donovan has bucked the trend of new US scripted series dipping in their second week of broadcast by growing its audience by 15%. The uptick represents the first show in Showtime’s history to improve on its series premiere ratings. The audience went from a record breaking 1.35 million viewers last week to […]

Haslingden tunes up a new super indie

Until September last year, David Haslingden was Fox’s top channels executive, running its US and international networks. But after two decades at the News Corp unit he left, only to emerge back into the spotlight in February when he acquired Natural History New Zealand. Australia’s Northern Pictures was then added and a joint venture formed […]

Keshet establishes Canadian base

The global branch of Israel’s Keshet Media Group has continued its rapid expansion with the launch of a new base in Canada in partnership with a local television industry veteran. Keshet International has hooked up with former Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting and Insight Sports boss Mark Rubenstein to form Keshet Canada, a joint venture that will […]

Bunim/Murray taking Israeli drama into the US

Bunim/Murray has optioned Israeli drama series Screenz and will develop a version for the US market. The US producer, which is part of the Banijay Group, picked up Screenz rights through its first-look deal with Israeli-US content company The Operating Room. The show, which has proved popular on Israeli pay TV service Hot, follows a […]