Naomi Koh

A+E hires former Shine, Sony exec for formats push

A+E has recruited former Fox, Sony and Shine executive Hayley Babcock to spearhead a drive into international formats. She will be head of formats, international programming and production at A+E. Babcock is here at MIPTV in her new role and told TBI that A+E’s largely fully-owned catalogue is full of potential formats. The channel operator […]

A+E expands formats team

A+E Networks has brought on two new formats executives and promoted another as it expands its activity in the formats sector. Naomi Koh has joined from Viacom’s Channel 5 and will be director, international format sales. Prior to Channel 5, she was at Zodiak Rights as vice president, sales. Paul Hardy moves within the company, […]

Zodiak sells German kids vs. adults entertainment series into China

Zodiak Rights has sold You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me to Guangxi Satellite TV and the Chinese broadcaster will air a ten-episode local version of the entertainment show. Zodiak took international rights to the series from I & U TV, the German producer that makes it for public broadcaster ARD where it proved the channel’s […]

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 […]