Keshet International

HBO Max spending spree continues with ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler’

HBO Max has made its latest international drama acquisition, this time taking exclusive US rights to BBC One’s 2019 hit The Trial of Christine Keeler. The WarnerMedia streamer, which has seen production on its own pipeline of originals heavily impacted by the pandemic, will debut the Ecosse Films and Great Meadow Productions six-parter on 9 […]

Discovery, Hulu snag format & tape rights to Keshet’s convent reality show

Disney’s US streamer Hulu has picked up exclusive rights to docureality show Bad Habits, Holy Orders, while Discovery is to produce a local version of the format for its Italian streaming platform. The 4 x 45-minute original was produced by Crackit Productions for ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK and sees a Catholic convent take in five […]

UK’s Gobstopper quits Keshet Int’l and launches Flying Saucer TV

The Surjury producer Gobstopper TV has launched a new factual-focused sister company, following a management buy-out (MBO) that saw it leave Keshet International earlier this year. Flying Saucer TV will have its own dedicated creative team, with hires to be announced shortly, while both companies will be supported by the shared infrastructure of the Gobstopper Group. The new […]

News round-up: Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US; Fremantle takes CNN’s ‘First Ladies’ global; Korea’s CJ ENM strikes pact with Indonesia’s GoPlay

Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US The Canal+ Group in France, TV2 in Denmark, TV4 in Sweden, RTL in the Netherlands and Discovery in the US have all picked up a new documentary from UK-based Top Hat Productions’ about the 9/11 terror attacks, following a raft of pre-sale deals with Keshet International. […]

HBO Max adds raft of international shows, incl ‘Gomorrah’ & ‘Singletown’

HBO Max has bagged a raft of international programming for its new service including hit Italian drama Gomorrah and ITV2’s reality show Singletown, as the recently launched streamer looks to build relationships ahead of further expansion. The third, fourth and fifth seasons of Gomorrah – the Beta Film-sold drama based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling book […]

Tuesday Child & BBC music format ‘The Hit List’ lands in the Netherlands

NPO1 in the Netherlands has ordered a local version of Tuesday Child’s BBC music entertainment format The Hit List. The show will be known as De Hit Kwis and is already in production with Vincent TV, which will produce a 24 x 60-minute first season for NPO. It will debut as a daily stripped show […]

Factual roundup: AMC SVODs acquire raft of factual shows; Autentic to distribute brain research doc; UKTV is ‘Gone Fishing’

AMC SVODs acquire docs for US AMC Networks’ SVOD services Acorn TV and Sundance Now have acquired North American rights to a raft of factual programming, following an agreement with distributor TVF International. Among the documentaries heading to Sundance Now are Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films’ BBC Storyville-commissioned 1 x 84-minute Accidental Anarchist, about how Carne Ross, […]

Korea’s CJ ENM strikes first-look format deal with Keshet’s Tresor TV

South Korea’s CJ ENM has struck a first-look deal with Keshet International’s Germany production company Tresor TV. The deal, which started from 1 June, covers scripted as well as non-scripted formats and follows the partnership between the Korean firm and Tresor TV on 300: War Of United Voices, which debuted on ProSiebenSat.1 in March. Tresor […]

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