Keshet International

Formats the key for Keshet in Cannes

Keshet Media’s international sales arm will head to Cannes with a batch of new formats and scripted series She’s with Me (pictured). Following the announcement of lead format Rising Star, Keshet International will also be in Palais with docu-reality format Marathon, in which ordinary people come together to run a marathon. It launched on Israel’s […]

News brief: Keshet International searches for Rising Star

Israel’s Keshet International is launching Rising Star, a singing competition series, at MIPCOM this October. The show is broadcast entirely live from the first audition and asks viewers to act alongside the star judges and vote for the contestants they want to see move on to the next round those they want eliminated. It comes […]

News brief: Keshet Oz hires scripted chief

Keshet Australia has hired Alan Harris as its first head of scripted programming. The joint venture between Israel’s Keshet Media Group and David Haslingden’s RACAT Group launched earlier this year and now counts former Atlantic Film Group production chief Harris among its ranks. Keshet International has become a key global formats distributor, with shows such […]

Prisoners firm Keshet poaches BBC Worldwide executive

Keshet International has appointed a BBC Worldwide distribution exec to become a sales director. Cynthia Kennedy has joined the global arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group with immediate effect, reporting to head of distribution and acquisitions Keren Shahar. She joins a team of sales directors including Nelly Weber-Feld and Kelly Wright and marcom manager Limor […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Keshet establishes Canadian base

The global branch of Israel’s Keshet Media Group has continued its rapid expansion with the launch of a new base in Canada in partnership with a local television industry veteran. Keshet International has hooked up with former Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting and Insight Sports boss Mark Rubenstein to form Keshet Canada, a joint venture that will […]

Keshet, Haslingden launch Oz production venture

Israel’s Keshet International is going into business with former Fox Networks Group president David Haslingden to launch a new production venture in Australia. Keshet and Haslingden’s RACAT holding company will jointly own Keshet Australia, which will aim to bring Keshet’s slate of more than 50 scripted and unscripted formats to television screens in Australia and […]

Homeland format set for Lat Am remake

Florida-based Pomodoro Stories has acquired Latin American remake rights to a pair of scripted series from Israel’s Keshet International, a deal that includes the format on which Showtime’s drama Homeland is based. Pomodoro has taken format rights to drama Prisoners of War (above) for Colombia and Mexico and rights to comedy series Rubi Polishuk for […]

MIPTV News: Keshet moves into third party sales

Israel’s Keshet International will be in Cannes next week with third party programming on its slate for the first time. Third party titles for the sales arm of broadcaster Keshet include noir drama Light & Truth, which comes from Israeli satcaster YES DBS. The show follows the investigation into a mysterious death at an elitist […]

Hulu unveils original series for 2013

US streaming and catch-up and service Hulu has unveiled three new original properties that it will launch this year including a coproduction with the BBC and its first original animated series. Six-part series The Wrong Mans will be a Hulu-BBC Worldwide coproduction. It will star James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) in a story of lowly […]