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HBO, Keshet drama ‘Our Boys’ finds four homes in Israel

Two Israeli broadcasters and two streaming services in the country have struck deals to acquire HBO and Keshet Studios’ forthcoming drama Our Boys, which will simulcast in the country at the same time as its US premiere. The pre-sale deals will see the 10-part series become available on cable and satellite providers HOT and Yes […]

Kids round-up: UK remake of Israeli craft show, Nick appoints for pre-school

CBBC remakes Israeli kids craft format UK children’s channel CBBC has ordered an adaptation of an Israeli format that sees kids creating art and food for parties. Craft Party is originally from Israel’s Nutz Productions, a subsidiary of Ananey Communications, and will be remade for the BBC by Keshet Productions UK. Two 10 x 15 […]

Amazon gets European exec teams in place as it “bulks up” unscripted

Amazon is staffing up across Europe with commissioning and business affairs teams in major markets, while “bulking up” unscripted efforts as it looks for more reality and documentary fare out of the UK and Spain. Georgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon, said the business is going through a “heavy period of investment” as […]

Endemol fires legal warning shot at Keshet over ‘2025’

Endemol Shine Group has fired a legal warning shot at Keshet International around the latter’s format 2025, which airs on broadcaster Keshet 12. Accusing Keshet of copying its Big Brother format, it is understood that Endemol Shine issued a six-page cease-and-desist letter in recent weeks. The letter details multiple format features and technicalities in production […]

Behind the Scenes: Netflix’s When Heroes Fly

Produced by Spiro Films and Keshet International for Keshet Broadcasting, Colombia-set thriller When Heroes Fly follows four Israeli military veterans who travel to South America in search of a missing friend. The Cannes Series award-winner was picked up by Netflix in October, and debuts on the platform today (10 January). Series creator Omri Givon takes us inside […]

Dori’s Basel joins Keshet international in newly-created role

Keshet International has hired third party co-operations and distribution veteran Revital Basel (left) as managing director, KI Networks. Reporting into COO and president of distribution, Keren Shahar, Basel will oversee and facilitate the creative collaboration and flow of information between KI hubs around the world, including Keshet Studios and Keshet Digital Studios in LA, Tresor Produktions in Germany, Keshet UK in London, Keshet Asia in Hong Kong, Keshet MX […]

Keshet launches ‘alternate reality’ drama at Series Mania

Israeli-backed producer/distributor Keshet International is partnering with Israeli cable company HOT and United Studios of Israel on a new drama Autonomies. The show is being launched at Series Mania (April 27-May 5) where it will also compete in the event’s Official Competition next week. A dystopian drama starring some of Israel’s top acting talent, Autonomies […]

BBC investigates 25 sexual harassment claims

The BBC has reported to the UK government that it is investigating as many as 25 sexual harassment claims following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Anne Bulford, the BBC deputy director general told a government digital, culture, media and sport select committee on Tuesday that the pubcaster is investigating multiple claims after the corporation’s chiefs encouraged […]

Keshet International staffs up, opens India office

Keshet International has brought in two seasoned Indian TV execs for a new Mumbai office. TBI reported last year that KI, the international arm of Israel media group Keshet, was prepping new Indian and Lat-Am bases and the Mumbai office has now opened. It will be headed by Arpit Agarwal, who is director, India and […]

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