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MGM partners with China Star Omnimedia for format push

MGM Television has linked up with China Star Omnimedia on a new development and production format deal. The arrangement will see the companies co-develop and co-produce local-language shows for the Chinese market, with China Star Omnimedia taking distribution in China. MGM Television will distribute globally. China Star Omnimedia is behind local remakes of shows such […]

Exclusive: Entertainment One’s Tess Charman boards MGM

Long-time Entertainment One exec Tess Charman has boarded MGM Worldwide Television, TBI understands.  Charman has joined as executive director of EMEA for the Handmaid’s Tale distributor. It is understood that she will serve in the role on an interim basis. Charman spent seven years at eOne, where she most recently served as sales director for […]

MGM promotes Barry Poznick to lead expanded non-scripted drive

MGM’s Barry Poznick has been promoted to lead unscripted and alternative television for the business as it expands from its foundations in reality. The former president of unscripted has been promoted to president of MGM/Orion unscripted and alternative television, after extending his contract with the business. While overseeing unscripted programmes for MGM, Poznick will now […]

TBI Weekly: How Red Arrow Studios fits into M&A frenzy (Column)

A flurry of deals yesterday highlighted the surging appetite for acquisitions and with companies including Red Arrow Studios on the block, the M&A frenzy has some way to run yet. Chances are, if you’re a production company in Europe or North America that has a smattering of successful shows on the slate – or even […]

Tubi TV to launch in Australia ahead of global push

Lionsgate Entertainment and Metro Goldwyn Mayer-backed AVOD streamer Tubi is expanding into Australia as part of a forthcoming global roll-out. The free ad-supported streaming service claims to be the world’s largest AVOD, having surpassed 20 million monthly users earlier this summer. The Australian service launches on September 1 and will provide customers with access to […]

Sonar appoints former BBC Studios, MGM executives

US-based Sonar Entertainment has appointed former BBC Studios and MGM executives to work across the company’s production and business affairs divisions. Matt Loze will serve as exec VP of development and production, leading Sonar’s scripted division and overseeing its slate of current productions as well as the development of new content and first-look deals. Prior […]

A&E greenlights ‘Live Rescue’ from Big Fish

A&E is heading back into the live arena with doc series Live Rescue from the producers of Live PD. MGM-owned Big Fish Entertainment is to produce the event series following first responders and parademics in action across the US. It will be hosted by journalist Ashleigh Banfield, who most recently hosted Primetime Justice on CNN sister […]

MGM launches streamer Epix Now

MGM is getting into the streaming game with the launch of SVOD Epix Now.  The streaming service is linked to MGM-owned Epix, and will feature the cable channel’s library of programming and films. Priced at $5.99 per month, the platform will also feature all four of Epix’s linear live channels. New customers can subscribe directly from devices such […]

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