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TBI Weekly: Two ways an SVOD burst impacts the industry

As news of NBCU’s planned streaming service designed to ‘pay’ users to watch was revealed this week, it begged the question: what does this burst in new SVOD concepts mean for content? In the past month we’ve seen three major SVOD developments that will no doubt shake up the industry. Firstly it was revealed that […]

BBCWW hires NBCU formats exec as exec producer

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has hired NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s Anaïs Baker as executive producer for fact ent, entertainment and formats. This comes as part of a push to produce more factual entertainment and entertainment format. Baker, who joins this month, will report to Tracy Forsyth, BBCWW’s genre director for fact ent, entertainment and formats. The new exec […]

NBCU holds Thai Singer Auction

NBCUniversal International Formats is set for the worldwide sales launch of Singer Auction, a new vocal talent format co-developed with Thailand’s Zense Entertainment. NBCU will begin worldwide network conversations later this year. Singer Auction is a primetime entertainment format recently launched in Thailand on Channel 3. It gives unknown vocalists the opportunity to showcase their […]

ATF: done deals as Asian market expands

As the dust settles on another Asia Television Forum, TBI runs down some of the major deals that were done in Singapore last week. Virtual reality programming was headline news at the Asia Television Forum last week. One deal saw Singapore-based VR specialist BeVRR announced Dining Stars. The eight-episode lifestyle show is the first show […]

Raft of commissions for Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 unveiled a raft of new programming at its upfront in London yesterday. The pubcaster has a history of breakout comedy and announced the return of Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb to its air with sitcom Back. Simon Blackwell (Veep, Peep Show) will pen the 6x30mins series, which follows […]

Doc series will follow live death row case

An upcoming French doc series, 20 Years on Death Row, will follow the ongoing case of a US prisoner awaiting execution in California. French indie Pernel Media has secured exclusive access in order to document the case of Keith Doolin, a truck driver convicted of murdering two women in 1995. Doolin has always maintained his innocence […]

Jimmy Fallon moved, Seth Myers comes to UK

Late night US talkshow The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is moving to E! in the UK, prompting CNBC to introduce the Late Night with Seth Meyers. CNBC International had been putting out Fallon’s show, which will be on E! in the UK from tonight, prompting CNBC to add Seth Myers, also starting today. Myers’ […]

MacLellan upped in NBCU restructure

NBCUniversal has given Kevin MacLellan has taken on an expanded role at is international business as part of a restructure following the exit of Ted Harbert. Harbert, a former E! boss, said last week he was leaving his role as president of broadcasting at NBCU. He had been in the role since the Comcast-NBCU merger […]

Soundcloud appoints NBCU’s TV Everywhere boss

Berlin-based music service Soundcloud has appointed digital media veteran and former NBCUniversal and HBO executive Alison Moore as chief revenue officer. Moore, who has 20 years digital experience, joins from NBCU, where she was general manager and executive vice-president for TV Everywhere, working across the company’s portfolio of brands. Soundcloud said that Moore takes up […]

Syfy orders linear, digital and virtual reality drama

Pay TV net Syfy has ordered Halcyon, a futuristic cop drama that will go out on its linear channel, online and as an immersive virtual reality experience. It will be made by next-generation studio Secret Location, which is based in Toronto and counts Entertainment One among its investors. The shortform show was commissioned for the […]

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