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Realscreen: Podcasts can “translate to ratings” for unscripted buyers

Built-in communities and tangible data points around successful podcasts can prove to be invaluable for unscripted buyers, according to Lore executive producer Brett-Patrick Jenkins. The SVP of development for A+E Networks-backed Propagate Content, whose recent credits include Oxygen’s adaptation of the true crime podcast Up and Vanished and Amazon’s scripted adaptation of folk horror podcast […]

Adapting audio: Why podcasts are making it big in TV

A string of networks from HBO to Amazon have adapted podcasts for the small screen, with many more set to come. Kaltrina Bylykbashi speaks to television producers and pod creators on what makes the platform so compelling. Since Serial launched in 2014, showing the potential of podcasts to engage mass audiences, there has been a […]

Propagate’s indie power play

Having been agents and then together at Reveille, Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens went on to run major US networks. Now they are back in the indie game, with broadcast, cable, SVOD and Apple projects underway at Propagate. Ben Silverman (right) is aiming high. Asked about his ambitions for the next 12 months, the […]

Walking Dead producer takes podcast horror to Amazon

Amazon has greenlit Lore, a horror anthology series based on the Aaron Mahnke podcast of the same name. The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd is making the show through her Valhalla prodco, alongside Propagate Content, the US prodco run by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens. The podcast gets 2.5 million listens a month. […]

Comic books firm IDW moves into TV with V-Wars

Comic book publisher IDW has created a new TV division and agreed a deal with talent agency-come-producer, and The Walking Dead exec producers, Circle of Confusion. IDW has brought on industry veteran and former Sonar, Starz and DIC executive David Ozer (pictured) to run the new IDW Entertainment unit. The publisher said that it will […]