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NBC inherits ‘Small Fortune’ remake

US broadcaster NBC has signed on to adapt Youngest Media’s Small Fortune competition series.  The network has ordered a six-part series of the format, which aired originally on UK broadcaster ITV in February. The show finds teams of three friends competing in small-scale challenges across miniature sets for a chance to win cash prizes. From a shrunk down […]

Channel 4 to adapt NBC’s ‘Songland’ format

UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) is set to adapt NBC’s songwriting competition format Songland. C4 will adapt the format for a UK audience with NBC-backed producer Monkey Kingdom, which will produce the series. Songland will see the channel return to a music competition format for the first time since its venture with The Singer Takes […]

WarnerMedia lays out new leadership team with Greenblatt as chairman

WarnerMedia has named former NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) as chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer as it reorganises its top team. The move has arrived days after HBO boss Richard Plepler abruptly stepped down from the AT&T-owned company, joined by Turner’s president David Levy who also has decided to exit the company. The […]

Electus International’s Pollak lands at NBC

Electus Television and International president John Pollak has moved to NBC’s alternative and reality group to head its domestic sales strategy.  The exec’s appointment comes months after Propagate Content acquired Running Wild With Bear Grylls producer-distributor Electus from IAC in October. At NBC, he will oversee and manage commercial affairs for the business’s unscripted programmes, […]

NBC to adapt Red Arrow’s Einstein procedural

US broadcaster NBC is to remake German crime procedural Einstein. Red Arrow Studios International sold the format into NBC, which will be produced by Universal TV in association with Carol Mendelsohn Productions and Intrigue Entertainment. The original series (32 x 45 minutes) follows Albert Einstein’s great grandson who is forced to work with the police […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Songland

Distributor: NBCUniversal International Formats Producer: Universal Television Alternative Studio and Live Animals in association with Dave Stewart Entertainment and Levine’s 222 Productions Channel: NBC (US) Concept: New songwriting talent get the chance to have their work recorded by a famous artist Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine executive produces this long-simmering songwriting […]

NBC launches Hayu in Canada

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV-focused SVOD service, Hayu, has gone live in Canada. The subscription service launched with more than 6,000 episodes of content from over 200 reality shows – including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing. Hayu is already available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark and is priced […]

NBC Entertainment appoints new chairs

NBC has appointed Paul Telegdy (pictured, left) and George Cheeks (right) as co-chairmen of its entertainment arm following the exit of Bob Greenblatt. Telegdy most recently served as president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, while Cheeks serves as co-president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios and president of late night […]

Netflix surpasses HBO in Emmy nominations

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader. Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91. The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger […]

Amazon Studios reshuffles after Salke hire

Amazon Studios has restructured its TV arm after the hire of NBC’s Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios. Salke’s first move is to up the studio’s COO Albert Cheng, who served as interim head after the departure of Roy Price, to co-head of television. He will also keep his COO title. A partner […]

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