Keren Shahar


Dori’s Basel joins Keshet international in newly-created role

Keshet International has hired third party co-operations and distribution veteran Revital Basel (left) as managing director, KI Networks. Reporting into COO and president of distribution, Keren Shahar, Basel will oversee and facilitate the creative collaboration and flow of information between KI hubs around the world, including Keshet Studios and Keshet Digital Studios in LA, Tresor Produktions in Germany, Keshet UK in London, Keshet Asia in Hong Kong, Keshet MX […]

Keshet is on The Search with Youngest Media

Keshet International has teamed with indie entertainment studio Youngest Media to produce a brand new shiny-floor game show, The Search. The Search transforms the common word search puzzle into a physical game, which sees contestants attempt the game across a studio floor. But first, they must guess the correct answer to a range of questions […]

Hulu gains US rights to Israel’s False Flag

Hulu has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to Israeli espionage thriller False Flag, which is currently in production for its second season. The thriller sees five ordinary citizens implicated in a high profile kidnapping. The show has already been aired by Canal+ in France and sold to Fox Networks Group in a multi-territory deal outside […]

HBO Asia buys Keshet’s NBC drama

HBO Asia and TVNZ in New Zealand have bought Keshet International’s NBC series The Brave. The deal with HBO Asia will see the drama become available across 18 territories on HBO Asia’s network of channels. These international deals for after The Brave debuted in a 10pm slot on September 25 on NBC in the US […]

Keshet hires Gaumont exec for kids TV push

Keshet International (KI) is pushing further into kids TV by hiring a well-known Gaumont Television exec, TBI has learned. Nicola Andrews has been hired as senior sales and commercial director of KI’s new children’s television unit, which was recently launched. She has worked in TV for more than 20 years for companies including Gaumont, Cineflix […]

All 4 elects Keshet’s Mr Student Body President

UK streaming platform All 4 has acquired New Form-produced teen comedy Mr Student Body President from Israeli’s Keshet International. The shortform drama is one of three Keshet debuted internationally at MIPCOM. It will be made available on Channel 4’s on-demand service on December 26, marking the first time it has directly acquired a teen comedy-drama. […]

BBC First, CBC hear The A Word

BBC First is Australia and CBC in Canada are the latest buyers of Keshet International-sold British drama The A Word. European pubcasters YLE, from Finland, Iceland (RUV), Croatia (HRT) and Slovenia (RTV) have also licensed the series, along with pay TV platform Yes in Israel. This comes as American coproducer SundanceTV came onboard the second […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part I

Drama’s prolonged period in the sun doesn’t seem like ending any time soon. In fact, it feels like it might go on longer than anyone could have predicted. In the US, there are near-on 70 cable channels commissioning shows, while Europe has seen an explosion of free and pay TV channels and producers coming together […]

Star India latest to make Keshet’s Prisoners

Star India has commissioned a local version of Israeli thriller drama Prisoners of War. The deal with distributor Keshet International hands general entertainment network Star Plus an Indian adaptation, with Emmay Entertainment (Airlift, Katti Batti) attached to produce. Bollywood director Nikkhil Advani (Kal Ho Na Ho) will direct the series. Prisoners, which comes from Gideon […]

Keshet strikes comedy format deal

Greek broadcaster Ant1 has ordered a local version of Keshet International-distributed comedy series The Baker and the Beauty. The broadcaster will produce the 13x45mins Greek version of the show, which will go out in October. Ioannis Latsios, programming chief at Antenna TV said: “The Baker and the Beauty is thematically consistent with our brand and overall […]