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Endemol Shine Int’l hires acquisitions chief

Endemol Shine International has hired a head of acquisitions who will in part replace the departed Georgia Brown. Simon Cox has taken on the post at Endemol Shine Group’s global sales arm. He takes on duties previously covered by Brown, who was senior VP, acquisitions but exited to join FremantleMedia International as SVP, scripted, earlier […]

TV Land president exits Viacom

Viacom’s US cable channel TV Land is saying goodbye to its long-serving president, Larry Jones, as part of a restructure. Jones, who joined Viacom in 1988 and later helped to launch TV Land and helmed its launch into scripted programming in 2009, is exiting, with the news coming a day after another Viacom stalwart, MTV […]

Hot in Cleveland hitting 100, gets renewed

US comedy series Hot in Cleveland has been renewed for a sixth season. The sitcom, which will hit the landmark hundred episode during the current fifth run, is produced by Hazy Mills Productions and Endemol has international sales and format rights. Endemol Worldwide Distribution has previously agreed deals for local versions of the comedy in […]

Sony Entertainment Television launches on UK’s TalkTalk

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television, through UK pay TV operator TalkTalk for the first time. The network goes live today and will be available on channel 454 of TalkTalk’s YouView pay television service as part of the operator’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages. SET is a […]

Endemol cuts Russian Hot in Cleveland format deal

Endemol has inked a deal for a Russian version of its hit comedy series Hot in Cleveland and the local adaptation will roll out later this month, TBI can reveal. Channel One, the country’s largest free-to-air broadcaster, will air the Russian Hot in Cleveland and it will debut on Monday, July 29. Endemol confirmed the […]

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 […]