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 […]

Hugh Laurie, Night Manager team confirmed for INTV

Hugh Laurie and several of the team behind The Night Manager will give a keynote address at the upcoming INTV event. Laurie will be joined by Susanne Bier and Stephen Garrett, and give the closing keynote at the conference in the wake of the success of the BBC-AMC thriller. INTV is being held Jerusalem, Israel […]

China format deal for ITV

ITV has sealed a deal with Huace to remake one of its shows in China, and it will then sell the show outside of Asia. Huace Film & TV will make the show for the Chinese market. It will proceed to sell the finished series within Asia. Which show from the ITV catalogue gets remade […]

Raft of Lip Sync format deals for Viacom

Viacom’s Lip Sync Battle continues to travel well, with new format and option deals for the buzzy show. In Hungary free-to-air net RTL Klub has produced its own local version of the show – Playback Párbaj. As well as going out on RTL Klub, it will also run on the new RTL Spike channel, announced […]

Ran Telem sets up first ever Finland/Spain drama

Drama exec Ran Telem is working up a Finnish-Spanish crime drama. Former Keshet exec Telem joined Spanish media giant Mediapro earlier this year, and alongside Mediapro’s David Troncoso, YLE drama chief Jarmo Lampela, and Noir author Matti Laine, is developing the new show. The Paradise will be a thriller set among the Finnish community living […]

C4 and AMC link for tech comedy format

Channel 4 and AMC are teaming to coproduce Loaded, a comedy format based on Keshet International’s Israeli series Mesudarim (pictured). The two broadcasters previously partnered for sci-fi drama Humans, which was a major ratings success in the UK, and are now reuniting on the 8x60mins Loaded, with Keshet UK and Hillbilly Television the other copro […]

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