Keshet International


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 […]

Discovery Denmark first in line for Keshet’s ‘Singletown’ format

Discovery Networks has commissioned Nordisk Film TV Denmark to produce a local version of Keshet Productions’ Singletown for Discovery Denmark, in a deal marking Keshet International’s (KI) first format sale for the relationship reality show. Casting has already begun for the 16 x 43-minute series, which starts shooting in Copenhagen in July and was originally […]

Exclusive: Keshet’s MD of global content Sebastian Burkhardt exits

Keshet International (KI)’s MD of global content Sebastian Burkhardt has left the company, TBI has learned. Burkhardt joined KI from Banijay in 2015 as head of business development & acquisitions and was promoted to become SVP of digital & acquisitions before his current role. He oversaw the creative development, production, funding and acquisition of scripted […]

BBC Brit, YLE among int’l networks to strike factual deals with Keshet International

BBC Brit and YLE in Finland are among broadcasters to have picked up shows from Israeli distributor Keshet International, which has struck a raft of factual deals around the world. Reggie Yates Meets World (4 x 60 minutes), from Flicker Productions, examines issues affecting young people today and has been acquired by YLE in Finland […]

Apple TV remakes Keshet’s ‘False Flag’ with Uma Thurman attached to star

Apple TV has ordered a thriller based on Israeli drama False Flag, with Kill Bill’s Uma Thurman set to star. Suspicion follows the kidnapping of the son of a prominent American businesswoman, played by Thurman. The 21-year-old’s abduction from a large, upmarket hotel in central New York is captured on video and goes viral, with […]

Netherlands’ NPO1 orders remake of Keshet’s scripted format ‘The A Word’

Netherlands-based public broadcaster EO has ordered a local adaptation of Keshet International’s (KI) scripted format The A Word for its NPO1 network. The show is being produced by Dutch outfit Fiction Valley and is based on Keren Margalit’s family drama Yellow Peppers, which was first produced by July-August Productions for Keshet Broadcasting. Fiction Valley’s six-part […]

Elisa Viihde, Rabbit Films, Keshet Int’l team for Finnish drama ‘Summer of Sorrow’

Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde has commissioned mystery thriller Summer of Sorrow, to be produced by Rabbit Films and distributed by Keshet International The 10-part series is set in the early 1980s, and is the tale of one horrible summer, seen from the perspective of the local children. Created by Jani Volanen, Summer of Sorrow (Munkkivuori) […]

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