Rising Star TV tech company raises US$5m

Israeli TV technology company Screenz has raised US$5 million, which it said will be used on research and development. Screenz is the company that developed the proprietary tech used in interactive talent show Rising Star. It is backed by Israeli broadcaster Keshet, which also sells the format internationally via its distribution arm. It also has […]

News brief: Belgian dating app deal for Red Arrow

SBS Belgium-owned broadcaster VIJF has acquired a Facebook-based dating application from Red Arrow International. The app will run alongside VIJF’s upcoming dating show Singl3s, which launches next month. It was developed by Screenz, the joint venture transmedia company run by Israeli broadcaster Keshet and digital content group The Box. In Israel it has generated 10 […]

Keshet appoints new CEO of Screenz

Israeli broadcaster Keshet and digital content group The Box have appointed Yuval Nathan (pictured) CEO of Screenz, the transmedia joint venture run by the two media firms. Screenz works with broadcasters and content owners, advising on, and helping them to implement cross media strategies. With a presence in Israel, the UK and the US it […]

Bunim/Murray taking Israeli drama into the US

Bunim/Murray has optioned Israeli drama series Screenz and will develop a version for the US market. The US producer, which is part of the Banijay Group, picked up Screenz rights through its first-look deal with Israeli-US content company The Operating Room. The show, which has proved popular on Israeli pay TV service Hot, follows a […]

Red Arrow in multi-year deal with Israeli digital firm

Red Arrow International has scored a long-term cooperation agreement with Israel-based cross screen company Screenz. The deal is described as “multi-year” and will see Red Arrow Entertainment’s international wing representing Screenz’s content and services exclusively in Europe and non-exclusively elsewhere, excluding North America. They will work together to develop and build tailor-made digital media strategies […]

MIPTV News: Hell’s Kitchen, Four Weddings to get app companions

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has hooked up with Israeli cross media company Screenz to bring new apps for three of its biggest formats to MIPTV. The dual screen apps for reality singing series Who Dares Sings, marriage-themed Four Weddings and cooking show Hell’s Kitchen, can be adapted for local markets, with the aim to extend […]