Keshet UK


Ormerod joins Keshet’s unscripted team

Independent producer Keshet Productions UK has added more talent to its unscripted development team, hiring former Endemol Shine producer Jamie Ormerod as director of development. The move comes after Keshet recently added Tom Sutton as senior development producer and Alice O’Brien as development assistant producer. The three new arrivals will work alongside creative director non-scripted, […]

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 […]

BBC First, CBC hear The A Word

BBC First is Australia and CBC in Canada are the latest buyers of Keshet International-sold British drama The A Word. European pubcasters YLE, from Finland, Iceland (RUV), Croatia (HRT) and Slovenia (RTV) have also licensed the series, along with pay TV platform Yes in Israel. This comes as American coproducer SundanceTV came onboard the second […]

Fox poaches Keshet exec in drama originals plan

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has poached Sara Johnson from Keshet UK as a first step in a plan to source and produce original programming at a regional level. Johnson (pictured) will be VP, scripted drama at the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast group, which is based in London. She will report to FNG Europe […]

Keshet poaches BBC exec for unscripted

Keshet UK has poached David Williams from the BBC’s entertainment arm to become its first creative director, non-scripted. Williams will join the UK arm of Israel’s Keshet International in July after four years as creative director of BBC Entertainment North. He was also a commissioning editor for entertainment at Channel 4, where he greenlit Made […]

Peaky Blinders gets two-season BBC deal

The BBC has placed a new two-season order for British gangster series Peaky Blinders. The double order came amid a raft of drama commissions from the UK pubcaster, including a new season of Keshet’s The A Word and a Barbara Windsor biopic. Season three of Peaky Blinders, which is set in 1920s Birmingham, is currently […]

Keshet taps Vertigo for UK drama chief

Keshet UK has appointed Howard Burch as its first head of drama. He comes across to the British arm of Israel’s Keshet International from UK-based Vertigo Films, where he was head of television. In the new post at Keshet, he will work alongside executive producer and head of coproductions Sara Johnson and Andrea Michell, who […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

Atlantique, Keshet UK pour resource into Crater Lake

French drama producer Atlantique Productions and the UK arm of Israel’s Keshet International are co-developing an 8x52mins drama. Crater Lake is being billed as “a life-affirming, character-driven show about death” from author and MICE/Gordin Cell creator Ron Leshem. Gordin Cell is being adapted in the US for broadcast network NBC as Allegiance, which picked up […]

Keshet hires former DCD exec as COO

The UK division of Keshet has recruited Sammy Nourmand as its chief operating officer. Nourmand, who was CEO of UK producer and distributior DCD Media until late 2012, will be COO of Keshet UK, the Israeli media company’s London-based division. Nourmand will report to Alon Shtruzman, CEO of Keshet International, and take responsibility for Keshet […]