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Talpa USA raids Endemol and Mark Burnett for senior staff

Talpa hired several new staff, poaching executives from Endemol and Mark Burnett’s One Three Media. The US arm of John de Mol’s company is staffing up embarking on a major push into the US market off the back of after winning several programme orders. Monica Stock joins as VP of production having worked on 13 seasons […]

Discovery’s David Zaslav to give MIPTV keynote

Discovery Communications’ president and CEO David Zaslav will give a keynote address at MIPTV in April. The Discovery boss will speak at the market as part of the MIPTV’s organiser’s Media Mastermind series. He will discuss the global content environment, recent international M&A activity including acquisitions of the SBS Nordic channels and a chunk of […]

GSN orders cable version of Minute to Win It

US cable net GSN has ordered a new version of Shine’s gameshow format Minute to Win It. The 40x1hrs version for GSN marks the first time dedicated episodes will have been on US cable. The show, in which contestants take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around […]

NBC takes more Ninja Warrior

US broadcast network NBC will air a new version of Japanese format Sasuke, or Ninja Warrior, starting next month. The broadcaster and its cable sibling G4 jointly aired a version of the Tokyo Broadcasting System show last summer. NBC has now repackaged a new version of the show that it will air from next month. […]

LoveFilm inks streaming deal with NBC Universal for TV shows

LoveFilm has sealed a UK programming deal with NBC Universal that gives the Amazon-owned streaming service a raft of the studio’s catalogue and current TV series. The agreement, with NBC Universal International TV, covers scripted shows including 30 Rock, Knight Rider, Warehouse 13 and the US version of The Office. LoveFilm said it covered hundreds […]

Disney buys Henson’s Pajanimals

Disney has picked up animated series Pajanimals across a raft of territories. The 52x11mins series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. Disney has acquired its Disney Junior channel in France, Italy, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It will debut on Disney channels in […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

NBC inks first-look deal with America’s Got Talent host

NBC has agreed a first-look deal with NCredible, the production company of America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. The deal will give the broadcast network an option to take the production firm’s upcoming scripted and unscripted projects. NCredible, which is run by Cannon and Michael Goldman, makes Wild ‘N Out for MTV, the Halo Awards […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]