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Exclusive: StarzPlay CEO shares unscripted strategy as MENA streamer orders football talent show

MENA streamer StarzPlay has commissioned The Italian Dream, a new sports-focused reality series, in partnership with Italian football league Lega Serie A, as it continues to push into unscripted originals. The six-part show, which is being launched in partnership with healthcare platform PureHealth and media and entertainment studio Image Nation Abu Dhabi, will go in […]

Twofour54 Abu Dhabi appoints Image Nation exec as CEO

Government-backed production hub Twofour54 Abu Dhabi has appointed Michael Garin as CEO. Garin joins from film and entertainment firm Image Nation Abu Dhabi, which has worked with Twofour54 on projects including Inheritance, claimed to be the world’s first Arabic soap opera. He takes up the CEO role after the formation of a board of directors […]

BBC America’s No Kitchen Required format scores int’l sale

BBC America format No Kitchen Required has been sold into the Middle East – marking the first international production of a format from the cable channel. The show has been sold into Discovery and Image Nation Abu Dhabi-owned Arabic-language channel Quest Arabiya, which airs in the UAE. Based on the Notional-produced BBC America show, the […]

Nat Geo buys Malala movie

National Geographic Channel has acquired the forthcoming feature documentary He Named Me Malala and will play it in 171 territories. The deal with 21st Century Fox-owned Fox Searchlight Pictures means the doc will play on Nat Geo channels around the world next year. The film paints a portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot […]