Prisoners of War

NBC, Homeland team prep for Waking Lions

US broadcaster NBC has kicked off the 2017-18 buying season by adding a pair of dramas to its slate, one coming from Homeland creator Gideon Raff and Keshet Studios. The shows are Waking Lions – which is from Raff, Israel-based Keshet’s US studio arm and Universal Television – and Salvation, which is from Law & […]

Hulu snags Homeland from Fox

Hulu has acquired premium drama series from Fox. The hit drama goes out on premium cable net Showtime in the US. It is produced by Fox 21 and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, which struck the US streaming deal. The agreement gives Hulu the first four seasons of the drama, which is based on […]

Mediaset VOD net bags Prisoners of War exclusive

Mediaset’s Italian VOD service, Infinity, has bagged exclusive first window rights to Israeli thriller drama Prisoners of War. Distributor Keshet International claims this will be the first time a Hebrew-language show will air in Italy. “We are pleased to be working with Keshet International, to be the first to finally bring this widely critically acclaimed […]

Star India latest to make Keshet’s Prisoners

Star India has commissioned a local version of Israeli thriller drama Prisoners of War. The deal with distributor Keshet International hands general entertainment network Star Plus an Indian adaptation, with Emmay Entertainment (Airlift, Katti Batti) attached to produce. Bollywood director Nikkhil Advani (Kal Ho Na Ho) will direct the series. Prisoners, which comes from Gideon […]

Keshet Int’l launches US studio

Israel’s Keshet International has become the latest overseas content group to launch an LA-based production studio. Keshet Studios will oversee development, production, packaging, promotion and sales of Keshet’s scripted programming catalogue, which currently runs to more than 30 formats, in the US. Veteran drama executive Peter Traugott has been hired as Keshet Studios’s president of […]

Wuaki grabs Gomorrah, Nordic dramas

On-demand service has scored a content partnership with UK home entertainment distributor Arrow Films that will hand it shows such as Italian crime series Gomorrah. Wuaki has been building a catalogue of Hollywood and independent titles for its subscription base, and this latest deal means it will offer TV and movie titles from Italian, […]

Prisoners of War discovered in Mexico, Hispanic US

Broadcasters in Mexico, Colombia and Hispanic US have banded together to create a local version of Keshet International’s lauded drama Prisoners of War. Productions RTI Colombia (Queen of the South) will produce a 70-episode remake of the scripted format for Televisa in Mexico, Univision-owned Unimas in the US and an as-yet unnamed broadcaster in its […]

Korea to adapt Prisoners of War

South Korean drama producer Star J Entertainment has acquired local rights to Keshet International’s espionage drama Prisoners of War. The show, which Showtime remade in the US to huge success as Homeland, will be produced in partnership by Star J CEO Youngbeom Jeong, EnterMedia Contents co-founder Sebastian Lee and Hollywood-based producer Teddy Zee, with local […]

Pair of Brazilian deals for Keshet

Brazilian pay TV operator Globosat has picked up two shows from Keshet International. It has acquired Israeli drama Prisoners of War (pictured), the show that was the inspiration for Homeland, and hidden-camera prank series Deal With It. Deal With It is produced by Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions, Banca Studio, Keshet Broadcasting and Lionsgate for US […]

Prisoners firm Keshet poaches BBC Worldwide executive

Keshet International has appointed a BBC Worldwide distribution exec to become a sales director. Cynthia Kennedy has joined the global arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group with immediate effect, reporting to head of distribution and acquisitions Keren Shahar. She joins a team of sales directors including Nelly Weber-Feld and Kelly Wright and marcom manager Limor […]