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Peacock renews ‘Dr Death’ & ‘Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has renewed true crime drama Dr Death for a second season and reality series The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip for a third outing. The anthology series, Dr Death, based on the Wondery podcast of the same name, will return with showrunner, writer and executive producer Ashley Michel Hoban at the helm. […]

HBO Max remakes UK format with Ellen DeGeneres as part of new slate

HBO Max has struck a far-reaching deal with talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres that will see her working on four new shows for the forthcoming streamer, including a reboot of UK format First Dates Hotel. The show will be based on the format created for Channel 4 by Warner Bros.-owned Twenty Twenty Productions, which follows single […]

Ex-BBC, Warner exec to lead Maverick USA

Former BBC and Warner Bros. John Hesling has been appointed president of All3Media America prodco Maverick TV USA. Hesling was most recently senior VP of programming at Warner Bros. Television’s Shed Media, overseeing creative output. Based out of LA, Hesling will oversee development and production of new shows for the US market, while attempting to […]

Ex-Warner Bros exec Hungate resurfaces

Former Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) co-chief Claire Hungate has been named CEO of London-based digital media firm Brave Bison. Hungate exited Warner Bros. in February along with WBTVPUK co-managing director Nick Emmerson. The pair had played a key role in the establishment of UK indie group Shed Media, which was sold to Warner […]

Warner Bros. restructures UK production

Warner Bros. is reorganising following the news that its UK production bosses are leaving. Its UK-based prodcos will sit within its international production division under Ronald Goes under the new structure. The UK operations span Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Ricochet, Yalli and Renegade. They became part of Warner Bros. Television Production UK (WBTVPUK) after Warner Bros. took […]

Warner Bros. rebrands Eyeworks in Germany

Warner Bros. is rebranding Eyeworks Germany, with the latter’s COO exiting at the same time, according to a local report. Cologne-based Eyeworks Germany is dropping its current moniker, German TV site reports, and TBI understands it is likely to be known locally as Warner Bros. International Television Production Germany. Parallel to this, Eyeworks Germany […]

Warner Bros. takes control, rebrands Shed

Warner Bros. has taken full control of UK production giant Shed Media, and is rebranding the group as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK. Nick Emmerson (pictured) and Claire Hungate have been promoted to lead the new group as managing director and co-managing director, respectively. As a result, Shed CEO Nick Southgate will exit the company […]

Chambers joins Warner at Sony-backed Electric Ray

Meredith Chambers has joined Karl Warner at newly-formed UK production company Electric Ray. Chambers will become managing director at the producer, alongside Warner who formed the company with backing from Sony Pictures Television in January. Chambers will focus on producing factual content while Warner will focus on its entertainment output. The producer has yet to […]

Dutch M&A firm hires Hegedus to launch UK office

A Dutch management consultancy credited as a key player in Warner Bros.’ 2010 acquisition of Shed Media has appointed former Lionsgate and Viasat executive Beata Hegedus to launch a UK office. Consultancy 3 Rivers has unveiled 3Rivers UK, which Hegedus will oversee as associate, content and business strategy. The unit will offer services such as […]

Warner Bros. completes Eyeworks deal, Oerlemans exits

Warner Bros. International Television Production has paid a reported €200 million (US$273.3 million) to acquire Celebrity Splash producer Eyeworks, with the latter’s founder Reinout Oerlemans exiting as a result. The deal, which has been in the works for the past month, lands Warner Bros. a production entity with bases in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, […]

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