Tuesday’s Child makes first M&A move with deal for Greenbird’s Interstellar

Lego Masters and The Hit List producer Tuesday’s Child has moved into the M&A game by acquiring a controlling stake in UK-based Interstellar, the Greenbird-backed outfit behind Singletown for ITV2. Interstellar was founded two years ago by MD David Williams and creative director Jamie Ormerod, when Israeli media group Keshet restructured its UK operations by […]

Keshet rejigs UK operations with launch of unscripted prodco Interstellar

Israeli media group Keshet has restructured its UK operations by splitting the scripted and unscripted operations of its Singletown outfit Keshet Productions in two. The move will see Keshet Productions’ non-scripted interests being re-launched as a separate company known as Interstellar, which will be housed under the umbrella of prodco incubator Greenbird. Keshet International took […]

Keshet returns ‘Millionaire’ format to Israel

Israeli media group Keshet has commissioned a new series of quiz show format Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? from local outfit July-August Productions. Filming has already begun in Tel Aviv in front of a live studio audience and the show will premiere in just two days time, on 16 July, on Channel 12-Keshet. This […]

Exclusive: Keshet’s MD of global content Sebastian Burkhardt exits

Keshet International (KI)’s MD of global content Sebastian Burkhardt has left the company, TBI has learned. Burkhardt joined KI from Banijay in 2015 as head of business development & acquisitions and was promoted to become SVP of digital & acquisitions before his current role. He oversaw the creative development, production, funding and acquisition of scripted […]

News round-up: AMC & NOS cook up Portuguese net; Keshet hosts live Seder; ZDFE sells WW2 doc

AMC and NOS launch Portuguese lifestyle channel AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and Portugal’s subscription TV service NOS are launching Casa e Cozinha (Home & Kitchen), a new lifestyle channel. The Portuguese-language channel will be managed through Dreamia, a joint venture in Portugal owned by the two companies, and goes live tomorrow – 8 […]

Exclusive: Keshet, Talpa Global alum Cynthia Kennedy joins Vincent TV

Benelux production company Vincent TV has appointed former Keshet exec and Talpa Global SVP Cynthia Kennedy to head its sales division, TBI has learned. Kennedy takes up the role from today having previously been SVP of licensing at Talpa Global. Prior to that, she was sales director at Keshet International and also worked for BBC […]

Apple drops Richard Gere-starring remake of Israeli drama

  Apple has dropped its Richard Gere-starring drama Bastards, which was set to be a remake of an Israeli drama with Howard Gordon onboard as showrunner. The show was ordered straight-to-series last year and was being written by Gordon and Warren Leight, with both also attached as exec producers and showrunners. The eight-part series, based […]

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 […]

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