Master Class


Deal Monitor: week starting November 30

A round-up of all the key deals in international television this week (beginning November 30, 2015; most recent from top). France Télévisions Distribution has sold The Parenthood Instruction Manual into Gabon, with prodcos Princesse M Productions and Watara Productions creating a local version Cartoon Network has created a free app for smartphones and tablets, Cartoon […]

Haslingden tunes up a new super indie

Until September last year, David Haslingden was Fox’s top channels executive, running its US and international networks. But after two decades at the News Corp unit he left, only to emerge back into the spotlight in February when he acquired Natural History New Zealand. Australia’s Northern Pictures was then added and a joint venture formed […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Keshet International’s talent format Master Class travels

The global march of Israeli formats shows no sign of slowing down after Keshet International’s Master Class was sold across Scandinavia and CEE. The musical talent show is to be remade locally in Sweden, Norway and Hungary after the Israeli distributor closed option deals. Nice Entertainment, the group of Nordic production companies owned by private […]