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HBO, Keshet drama ‘Our Boys’ finds four homes in Israel

Two Israeli broadcasters and two streaming services in the country have struck deals to acquire HBO and Keshet Studios’ forthcoming drama Our Boys, which will simulcast in the country at the same time as its US premiere. The pre-sale deals will see the 10-part series become available on cable and satellite providers HOT and Yes […]

My5, All4 bolster services with content deal, SVOD function

Viacom-owned catch-up service My5 has struck a content deal with Israeli cable group Hot. The partnership marks the first foreign-language content deal for Channel 5’s catch-up service, which was opened up to third-party content last summer, linking with the likes of PBS America, A+E Networks’ Blaze, Together channel, Little Dot Studios and BET. Under the […]

Banijay sends Israeli drama Juda to Hulu

Banijay Rights has sold Israeli scripted series Juda into US streaming service Hulu, and secured a studio option for an English remake. The distribution arm of Banijay Group has sold the vampire drama, which was originally produced by Israel’s United Studios for cable channel Hot, into the SVOD, where it will premiere early this year. […]

Armoza expands acquisitions team

Israel’s Armoza Formats has promoted sales executive Michal Itzhaki to an acquisitions role as it expands its ranks. Michal Itzhaki (pictured) has been named in the new role of acquisitions manager at the I Can Do That! distributor. She joined the company last year from Israeli cable platform Hot, where she managed acquisitions, marketing and […]

SFR plots extensive raft of TV services

Altice-owned SFR has confirmed plans to launch new TV services following the news that owner Altice is to fold all its media assets into the Franc-based telecom operator. This comes as SFR acquires Altice’s 49% stake in NextRadioTV, the group founded by Alan Weill, who is now head of Altice’s media arm. SFR has announced […]

Israeli VOD service lands Romanzo Criminale

New Israeli on-demand platform Cellcom TV has acquired Italian gangster drama Romanze Criminale from Germany-based Beta Film. Premium content services firm Vubiquity brokered the deal on behalf of Cellcom TV, which mobile phone operator Cellcom launched at the end of last year. Romanzo Criminale is set between 1977 and 1989 and follows a criminal gang […]

Hulu goes to Wonderland with Beta

US streaming service Hulu is among buyers of the Beta Film-sold drama Wonderland. Beta has also secured deals with Bell Media’s CTV in Canada, the Hot platform in Israel, RTL in the Netherlands, TV2 in Norway, Viasat in the Baltic region and Fox International Channels in the Balkans. Negotiations in several other territories in Europe […]

Israeli nets agree to unique Saul deal

A trio of Israeli pay TV platforms have acquired Better Call Saul in an “unprecedented” deal that sees them all launch the AMC show simultaneously, TBI understands. Hot, Yes and Cellcom have all acquired the show from distributor Sony Pictures Television, and will launch it simultaneously on their channels tomorrow in primetime. TBI understands each […]

Euro nets bag Scandi drama Mammon

Beta Films has secured sales of Scandinavian drama Mammon with a number of European, Middle Eastern and Australasian broadcasters. Germany’s ARD Degato has acquired the NRK show along with Sky TV in for New Zealand pay TV, SBS for Australian free TV, Israeli pay platform HOT, Lithuanian free TV channel LRT and Romania’s Antena TV […]

News brief: Braquo gets new homes, third season pick-ups

All three seasons of French drama Braquo have sold to broadcasters K+ in Vietnam, Croatia’s HRT and Viasat in Bulgaria. The first two have shopped to pan-regional Latin American channel DirecTV (excluding Brazil and Mexico), and the third season has sold to previous buyers Foxtel in Australia, Fox in the UK, Globosat in Brazil, Hot […]