Netflix hires former NBCU TV chairman Jeff Gaspin for unscripted post

Netflix has appointed former NBC Universal Television Entertainment chief Jeff Gaspin as VP of unscripted series. Gaspin will be based in the streamer’s Los Angeles HQ and report to Brandon Riegg, VP of non-fiction. He takes over the role vacated by Jenn Levy last month. Gaspin served as chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment from […]

Paramount Global & Comcast explore streaming deal, report claims

Paramount Global has held talks with NBCUniversal (NBCU) parent Comcast about a potential joint streaming operation, according to the Wall Street Journal. The US outlet reported that a streaming partnership or a joint venture between Paramount+ and NBCU’s Peacock were among options discussed although there is scant detail and talks are at an early stage. […]

RedBird IMI to buy All3Media in deal valued at $1.45bn

US investment firm RedBird IMI has agreed to acquire All3Media from Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and Liberty Global, in a deal that values the company at £1.15bn ($1.45bn). Confirmation of the acquisition comes six weeks after news first broke that the Jeff Zucker-led firm was leading the race to acquire All3. It follows a convoluted […]

Paramount Global cuts hit international execs as impact of restructuring emerges

Paramount veteran Michael D Armstrong is among a slew of execs departing the US studio following its overhaul earlier this week, which saw 800 jobs being cut from the Bob Bakish-led company. Armstrong had been with the company across several stints for more than 25 years and was most recently EVP of worldwide TV licensing, […]

BBC Studios hires ViacomCBS alum Bartosz Witak to lead CEE operations

BBC Studios has hired former Paramount/ViacomCBS exec Bartosz Witak as General Manager for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Witak will manage P&L across the region for the UK broadcaster’s commercial arm, while expanding BBCS’s branded services, content sales and digital efforts across CEE. His remit also includes developing strategic partnerships, in a move […]

Fremantle ups US exec Kimblerly Kleid to EVP of current programming

Global producer & distributor Fremantle has promoted LA-based Kimberly Kleid to EVP of current programming for the US. Kleid joined the company in 2015 and previously served as SVP of unscripted, in which role she oversaw shows such as Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck and To Tell The Truth, as well as […]

Sky restructures Sky Studios & Content teams under Cécile Frot-Coutaz

Sky is overhauling its Sky Content and Sky Studios teams in the UK under a single leadership team, led by Cécile Frot-Coutaz. The move will see all of its non-sports content teams in the UK & Ireland coming together Frot-Coutaz, who was most recently CEO of Sky Studios. She will now expand her role to […]

Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery & Fox join forces to launch US sports streamer

Disney’s ESPN, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) and Fox have joined forces to launch a new sports streamer aimed at reasserting the companies’ positions within the US streaming landscape. The trio will create a joint venture service that will house a raft of sports rights held by the companies, ranging from the NFL and NBA to […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Amazon forecasted to earn $2bn in ad revenue this year

Amazon is set to generate more than $2bn in incremental advertising revenue this year, following the launch of an ad-supported tier on its streamer Prime Video last week, according to research from analyst group Omdia. This will be in addition to revenue already generated by the sale of advertising slots during live sports broadcasts on […]

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