Keshet International

Keshet Int’l back first project from former Viacom UK exec Jill Offman

Israel’s Keshet 12 and global distributor Keshet International (KI) have partnered with Jill Offman’s Sixty-Six Media to co-produce a drama based on Matti Friedman’s book exploring Leonard Cohen’s 1973 concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War. Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen In The Sinai tells the little told story of how […]

Show of the Week: Summer Of Sorrow

Hailing from Finland, this 10-part drama was first written more than a decade ago and is set in the suburbs of Helsinki during the 1980s. It explores what happens after a child disappears from a close-knit community, as bereft local parents decide to take matters into their own hands. The story tracks how neighbourhood secrets, […]

Keshet International names Keren Shahar as CEO ahead of Alon Shtruzman exit

Israel’s Keshet International (KI) has named veteran exec Keren Shahar as its CEO, replacing the departing Alon Shtruzman. Shahar, who is currently COO and president of distribution at KI, will replace Shtruzman from January next year, having first joined Keshet Media Group in 2004. She was appointed Keshet Formats manager two years later and in […]

Banijay Asia strikes deal to bring Keshet Int’l scripted formats to India

Banijay Asia has struck a deal with global producer and distributor Keshet International (KI) to adapt multiple scripted formats for the Indian market. The agreement will cover scripted comedies and dramas from KI’s content library, originating from territories all over the world. KI holds the rights to properties including Israeli titles False Flag, Rising Star, […]

Exclusive: Keshet International looking to sell UK prodco group Greenbird

Keshet International (KI) is looking to sell its UK-based production business Greenbird, TBI understands. KI acquired its majority stake in Greenbird – founded by Jamie Munro and Stuart Mullin a decade ago – in 2018, buying out the stake previously held by BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide). That deal handed the Israeli company distribution rights to shows […]

News round-up: Keshet Int’l to sell ‘Cuba Libre’; Peacock enters adult animation; Espresso brews German deals; Lineup & Gil connect

Keshet Int’l takes ‘Cuba Libre’ sales rights Keshet International has acquired international distribution rights to Portuguese period drama Cuba Libre. Produced by Hop! Films for pubcaster RTP, the 6 x 45-minute series tells the true story of a young Portuguese woman who gave everything to the Cuban revolution and Che Guevara. Beatriz Godinho plays Ana […]

Keshet International’s CEO Alon Shtruzman to step down

Keshet International (KI)’s Alon Shtruzman is stepping down as CEO of the Israeli-based producer and distributor, following a decade in the role. Shtruzman will leave at the end of 2022, having led the division since it was launched by Keshet Media Group in 2012. A replacement has not been named and his next move is […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

Keshet International appoints Blue Ant exec as VP of sales

Keshet International has appointed former Blue Ant International exec Fleur Wheatley as VP of sales. Based in London and reporting directly to COO and distribution president Keren Shahar, Wheatley will be responsible for sales of formats, scripted and unscripted finished tape and pre-buy/co-production opportunities across North America, the UK, and the Nordics, as well as […]

Amazon Prime Video orders Dutch version of ‘Killer Camp’ reality format

Amazon’s Prime Video in the Netherlands has ordered a local adaptation of Tuesday’s Child Television’s horror whodunit reality format Killer Camp. Produced by Mediawan’s SkyHigh TV and expected to debut later this year, the 6 x 40-minute Dutch version will see 11 well-known influencers from the Netherlands check in to the 1980s American-style ‘Camp Pleasant’. […]

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