Netflix hires former NBCU TV chairman Jeff Gaspin for unscripted post

Netflix has appointed former NBC Universal Television Entertainment chief Jeff Gaspin as VP of unscripted series. Gaspin will be based in the streamer’s Los Angeles HQ and report to Brandon Riegg, VP of non-fiction. He takes over the role vacated by Jenn Levy last month. Gaspin served as chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment from […]

Shahid VIP forecast to overtake Netflix’s MENA market share

Netflix is forecast to lose its market leadership to Shahid VIP in MENA n the next five years, according to a report from Digital TV Research. There will be 26 million SVOD subscriptions across 13 Arabic countries by 2029, up from 14 million in 2023, said the research’s firm’s recent Middle East and North Africa […]

Netflix, AMC, CBC & SBS in Oz buy Israeli hit ‘A Body That Works’

Netflix, AMC Networks International, CBC in Canada and SBS in Australia have picked up Israel’s highest-rating drama of 2023, A Body That Works (aka Goof Shlishi). The show is produced by Kuma Studios and follows a childless couple who enlist the help of a surrogate, exploring themes about fertility, family and the autonomy of women’s […]

Netflix & Tyler Perry extend pact with first-look series deal

Netflix is extending its ongoing creative partnership with producer and filmmaker Tyler Perry with the addition of a multi-year first-look series deal. The first series announced under the new deal is Beauty In Black, a 16 x 60-minute drama, written, directed, and produced by Perry. Beauty In Black follows two women leading very different lives. […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How grocery shopping is helping Netflix pay the bills in France

Griselda streamer Netflix has announced a partnership with French supermarket group Carrefour to offer its Standard with ads subscription tier as part of the Carrefour Plus subscription and loyalty scheme. Omdia’s Matthew Evenson explores what the streamer hopes to gain from this pact. As of last month, customers in the city areas of Rouen and […]

Netflix sets two doc projects about US Red Sox baseball team

Netflix has commissioned two new documentary projects following US Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Boston Red Sox. The first, an as-yet-untitled docuseries, will follow the team over the course of a full season, giving an insight into the ups and downs they face in the competitive sports environment. Netflix will have access to players, […]

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