Propagate Content


Realscreen: Podcasts can “translate to ratings” for unscripted buyers

Built-in communities and tangible data points around successful podcasts can prove to be invaluable for unscripted buyers, according to Lore executive producer Brett-Patrick Jenkins. The SVP of development for A+E Networks-backed Propagate Content, whose recent credits include Oxygen’s adaptation of the true crime podcast Up and Vanished and Amazon’s scripted adaptation of folk horror podcast […]

Propagate buys Electus, invests in Black-ish producer

Propagate Content has acquired Running Wild With Bear Grylls producer-distributor Electus from IAC, while taking a majority stake in talent agency and Black-ish producer Artists First. Electus was originally founded by Propagate chairman and co-CEO Ben Silverman with the backing of IAC in 2009. The exec left the business in 2016 to create Propagate with co-CEO […]

Propagate, Antenna Group link for formats

US indie studio Propagate and Greek broadcaster Antenna Group are teaming up for original formats and content. The businesses have struck a partnership to develop, produce and distribute original formats and content. Two original series are currently in development and will air in 2019. The first production is a local version of the Propagate game show format […]

All3Media America’s Lipstone lands at Propagate

Former All3Media America boss Greg Lipstone has joined Lore producer Propagate Content as president. The exec is to work alongside founder and co-CEO Howard T. Owens and chairman and co-CEO Ben Silverman. Lipstone departed Undercover Boss producer All3Media America in January after just over two years as CEO. Prior to joining the Liberty Global and […]

Propagate sets up La Niña at FX networks for adaptation

Propagate has reached an agreement with FX to develop hit Colombian format La Niña for the US market. Writer’s Guild of America Award nominee, Hilary Bettis (a playwright and screenwriter who worked on FX’s highly respected cold-war drama The Americans, pictured) will be adapting the series that was originally made by Caracol Televisión. The show […]

Propagate appoints unscripted veteran to lead unit

US indie Propagate Content has hired Laurie Girion as executive VP of non-scripted content. Girion will report to chairman and co-CEO Ben Silverman and co-CEO Howard T. Owens. She will oversee creative development and production of Propagate’s non-scripted content. The exec will manage a team that includes Kevin Healy, who has been promoted to senior […]

TBI weekly round-up: Diana doc, Silverman’s Jamaican drama

TBI’s latest news round-up takes a look over some of the biggest deals, hires and partnerships this week (June 19-23, 2017). Drive’s Diana doc delivers deals This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death and prodcos and distributors worldwide have taken notice. There have been a range of recent deals for shows around […]

New McKillop prodco pacts with Sky Vision

Former A&E controller and Propagate Content co-founder David McKillop has resurfaced with a production pact with UK distributor Sky Vision and its New York subsidiary, Jupiter Entertainment. McKillop’s new prodco, Europa, will be housed in Jupiter’s Manhattan offices. It will, however, function as an independent producer that aims to produce scripted and factual series. McKillop […]

Electus exec starts sales unit for Silverman prodco

Electus International distribution veteran Cyrus Farrokh is joining former his bosses Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens at indie studio Propagate Content. Farrokh has been named president of Propagate’s international distribution arm, marking the US-based company’s move into TV sales. He was previously senior VP and head of sales at Electus International, the LA-based distribution […]

Apple to format Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Apple has acquired exclusive rights to James Corden format Carpool Karaoke, as the tech giant pushes further into original programming. The new series will debut on the Apple Music platform after Apple reached an agreement with CBS Studios International, the US distributor that began shopping the format after its success as a skit on The […]