HBO’s ‘Succession’ & ‘Watchmen’ strike success at virtual Emmys

US cabler HBO was the stand-out winner at this year’s Emmy Awards, which were held online and honoured shows including Succession and Watchmen. The 72nd edition of the annual awards bash, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, lauded Succession with seven awards, including outstanding drama series. The show’s creator Jesse Armstrong was awarded the best […]

Former Pop TV boss Brad Schwartz departs Audible after less than a month

Brad Schwartz, the former president of ViacomCBS-owned Pop TV, has departed his position as Audible chief commercial officer after less than one month in the job. The exec, who joined the Amazon-owned audiobook company on 15 June, was reportedly let go after staff discovered an old sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Pop Media Group and […]

Pop TV orders comedy from American Pie’s Adam Herz

CBS-owned US network Pop TV has ordered an eight-part coming-of-age comedy series from American Pie scribe Adam Herz. Best Intentions is being produced by A+E Studios with Propagate Content and will go into production in the autumn. The show revolves around a kind-hearted but painfully awkward single father whose hapless efforts to woo a fellow […]

Pop TV revives axed Netflix show ‘One Day at a Time’

US cabler Pop TV has reversed the trend of streamers reviving network shows by coming to the rescue of Norman Lear’s cancelled Netflix comedy One Day at a Time. The CBS-owned channel has ordered a 13-part fourth season just three months after Netflix axed the Lear exec produced show citing poor ratings. Netflix said in […]

CME sells Nova TV & Pop TV for €230m

CME has agreed to sell its top broadcast operations in Croatia and Slovenia for €230 million (US$262 million), in what it described as a “transformational moment” for the company. Central European Media Enterprises made a deal to sell commercial networks Nova TV in Croatia and Pop TV in Slovenia to United Group subsidiary Slovenia Broadband. The […]

Five nets claim My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours

Five broadcasters have ordered local versions of cooking gameshow My Mom Cooks Better Than Yours. El Trece in Argentina, Prima TV in Romania, TRT in Turkey, Pop TV in Slovenia and TV Joj in Slovakia have all committed to adaptations of the FremantleMedia-distributed format, which was created by Spanish producer Madarina. In Spain the show has run on Cuatro, where […]

Sony’s AXN lands Power’s Air Force One

UK-based distributor Power has sold its action show Air Force One is Down to AXN. Sony Pictures Television’s male-skewed channel has acquired the 2x120mins show for AXN in South Korea, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The two-parter follows the hijacked of Air Force One by rogue Serbian militants and stars Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order) and […]

FTA, pay TV nets visit Zodiak’s Ranch

Four free-to-air broadcasters are among new buyers of Zodiak Kids’ animated series The Ranch. The 26x26mins show, which comes from Zodiak Media-owned Tele Images Productions and launched on TF1 last year, has gone to FTA nets RTS in Switzerland, SVT Barnkanalen in Sweden, POP TV in Slovenia and CFI in French-speaking Africa. Furthermore, pay TV […]