Keshet Media Group


Avi Nir: a contribution to content

Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir is the first winner of the Content Innovation Awards Contribution to Content gong. He tells TBI about the meteoric rise of the Keshet business. Could you have predicted the international success of Keshet today? I couldn’t have predicted it, but I definitely believed it would go places. It was […]

Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

Keshet buys German prodco Tresor

Keshet International has made its first company acquisition, buying German producer Tresor TV Produktions. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, marks “a new frontier” for Keshet Media Group’s international arm, according to KI CEO Alon Shtruzman. Best known as an unscripted producer of local versions of Top Model, DIY SOS and Popstars, Tresor will […]

BBC First among nets hearing A Word

BBC First in the Benelux region is among five buyers of Keshet International’s British drama The A Word. UKTV in New Zealand, Polish pubcaster TVP, Brazilian cable and satellite provider Globosat, and South Korean public service network EBS are the other networks to acquire the BBC One six-parter, which soon launches a second season. Amazon […]

Keshet International adding to the MX

In December, Keshet International’s Asia chief, Gary Pudney, told TBI about the distributor’s plans for new offices and staff in the region. As NATPE Miami starts, the company’s Latin America boss, Kelly Wright, picks up the story, telling Stewart Clarke about plans for a Mexican production unit and an expanded local sales team. Keshet International […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]

Keshet plots crime move with Woodcut deal

Israel’s Keshet International is getting into unscripted crime programming distribution following a deal with UK producer Woodcut Media. KI, the global sales arm of Keshet Media Group, will have exclusive rights to Woodcut’s new non-scripted factual crime programmes internationally. “This deal is another step towards our ambition to grow a larger finished English language programming […]

Televisa gets Loaded with Keshet scripted

Mexican television giant Televisa has landed a multi-year scripted formats rights deal with Israel-based distributor Keshet International. Televisa will remake four KI formats over the next three years, with the resulting Spanish-language adaptations broadcast in Mexico and on US Hispanic network Univision. First up from the deal is comedy Loaded, which will broadcast as Realidad […]

Keshet Canada winds down as focus switches

Keshet International’s joint venture Keshet Canada has effectively wound down after the agreement with industry veteran Mark Rubenstein (pictured) expired, TBI has learned. A Keshet spokesperson said it no longer has any projects in development with Rubenstein, and that their agreement had ended, meaning the JV has for all intents and purposes stopped operating. However, […]

Keshet signs scripted deal with Facet4

Keshet International has signed a co-development deal with Facet4 Media, an independent Canadian production company. The pair will develop selected drama and comedy projects for the Canadian and international marketplace. This comes after KI, Keshet Media Group’s global production and distribution arm, launched LA-based Keshet Studios, and a European drama initiative that will see KI […]