Keshet International


Keshet forms scripted arm with Tresor

Keshet International-backed German producer Tresor has launched a scripted arm. Keshet Tresor Fiction will leverage such Keshet titles as Prisoners Of War, The A Word and When Heroes Fly, with a focus on developing and producing premium scripted content for the German market as well as OTT players. Working out of separate offices in Munich, […]

Rising Star gets five-series deal in Sri Lanka

Keshet International has struck a multi-series deal for Rising Star in Sri Lanka. Asia Broadcasting Corporation-owned digital channel Hiru TV has ordered five series (52 x 90 minutes) of the interactive talent format, in which home audiences can vote in real-time via a free voting app for singing contestants of their choice, while judges vote […]

India’s Tata Sky picks up Keshet’s Prisoners of War

Indian distribution platform Tata Sky has picked up Keshet International’s drama series Prisoners of War. Keshet claims this is India’s first deal for a Hebrew language series. Prisoners of War, the title that inspired Homeland, is a drama about three Israeli soldiers who were captured 17 years ago while on a secret mission. Originally commissioned by […]

Keshet licenses two dramas to Mexico’s Televisa

Keshet International (KI) has licensed formats Mythological Ex (pictured) and The A Word to Mexico’s Televisa. The two properties  will be adapted for local audiences and mark the latest chapter in the multi-project development partnership signed by KI and Televisa last year. Based on the Israeli series created and written by Segahi Avin, Mythological Ex (13 x 30’) is […]

Show of the week: Sir Mouse

Aimed at 6-9s, Sir Mouse is based on stories from Dirk Neilandt, and follows a bossy mouse and her gentle dragon friend. While both are female, the series refrains from focusing on gender, and instead impresses the idea that girls can demonstrate typically ‘male’ behaviours and vice versa. “We prefer the slogan ‘knights can be […]

Keshet signs pact with Japanese broadcaster YTV

Israel-backed Keshet International has inked a deal with Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV) in Japan to co-develop non-scripted content, with the ambition of creating international formats. The agreement covers the development of at least one non-scripted title, to be developed this year, with the potential to extend the agreement to develop further formats. The companies will […]

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 […]

INTV: Keshet Int’l launches $55m high-end drama fund

Keshet International’s big week is continuing with the launch of a US$55 million global content fund aimed at high-end drama projects. The launch of the fund comes a day after KI, the international arm of Israeli broadcaster Keshet, confirmed the acquisition of UK producer group Greenbird Media. The new fund is launching in partnership with […]

INTV: Keshet Int’l buys BBC Worldwide out of Greenbird

Keshet International (KI) has acquired a majority stake in UK indies production group Greenbird Media. The deal buys BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) out of the business, and will see KI become the distributor of content from all of the 13 indies London-based Greenbird supports. These companies include Big Light Productions, Flicker Pictures, Kalel Productions and Top […]

Keshet & Woodcut Media renew first-look deal

Following on from the success of a deal struck back in January 2016, global distributor Keshet International (KI) and producer Woodcut Media have renewed their first-look distribution and development deal for another year. The deal gives KI exclusive access to Woodcut’s new unscripted factual crime slate for worldwide distribution. Sebastian Burkhardt, senior vice president of […]

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