How Loaded went from Israel to Channel 4

Hillbilly TV co-founders Kate Norrish and Polly Leys recall how their UK drama business begn, and what had to change in order to Channel 4 to commission new scripted series Loaded, a remake of an Israeli format about a group of friends who become millionaires overnight It was while lying on the beach on holiday […]

Keshet nabs Nordic noir for Cannes

Keshet International has picked up international rights to Fallet, a new Scandinavian noir series out of Sweden. The eight-part drama follows a Swedish and a British detective – Lisa Henni (Easy Money) and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) – as they investigate a gruesome murder. Swedish prodco FLX (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Channel 4 orders Keshet comedy

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered a local version of Israeli comedy drama Loaded. The Keshet International format follows four friends who become overnight millionaires after selling their gaming business. The UK version will be produced by Keshet UK and Hillbilly Television and run to 8x45mins. Jon Brown (Fresh Meat) is writing the show. Piers […]

China import/export deal for Keshet

Keshet International has inked a deal with one of China’s largest prodcos in a deal that will see a pair of its scripted series remade locally and it take a Chinese drama to the US market, TBI has learned. Keshet has joined forces with Huace Group/Croton Media and the Chinese company is working up versions […]