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Viewpoint: how social media rewired the formats business

Viacom International Media Network’s senior VP Caroline Beaton explains how social media has created a ‘revolution at the speed of light’ that’s affected every format creator in the business. Think back to the turn of the millennium, when format-based TV suddenly became a very big business indeed. In the UK, Who Wants to be a […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

Keshet, Haslingden launch Oz production venture

Israel’s Keshet International is going into business with former Fox Networks Group president David Haslingden to launch a new production venture in Australia. Keshet and Haslingden’s RACAT holding company will jointly own Keshet Australia, which will aim to bring Keshet’s slate of more than 50 scripted and unscripted formats to television screens in Australia and […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Stephen Mowbray, SVT

SVT airs several big US shows and recently bought The Bible and Bates Motel. Stephen Mowbray is the Swedish public broadcaster’s head of programme acquisitions and a regular attendee at the LA Screenings. He tells TBI about his expectations ahead of the Screenings and how US content fares on SVT. How much preparation do you ahead […]

Homeland format set for Lat Am remake

Florida-based Pomodoro Stories has acquired Latin American remake rights to a pair of scripted series from Israel’s Keshet International, a deal that includes the format on which Showtime’s drama Homeland is based. Pomodoro has taken format rights to drama Prisoners of War (above) for Colombia and Mexico and rights to comedy series Rubi Polishuk for […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]

Hulu unveils original series for 2013

US streaming and catch-up and service Hulu has unveiled three new original properties that it will launch this year including a coproduction with the BBC and its first original animated series. Six-part series The Wrong Mans will be a Hulu-BBC Worldwide coproduction. It will star James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) in a story of lowly […]

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