Vice Media to cut ‘several hundred’ staff next week amid fight for survival

Vice Media Group is set to cut hundreds of staff as the embattled company fights for survival. Bruce Dixon, who became sole CEO after his counterpart Hozefa Lokhandwala stepped down late last year, detailed the overhaul in a note to staff. Dixon said “several hundred” employees would be laid off and that content would no […]

German & Finnish drama top Red Arrow Studios Int’l slate ahead of London Screenings

Red Arrow Studios International has detailed a slate across scripted, formats and factual entertainment programming heading to London Screenings next week. Leading the company’s scripted offering are two new German serial dramas: The Country Doctor (60 x 30-minutes), produced by Filmpool for SAT.1/Joyn in Germany, which sees Dr Sarah König finding a fresh start for […]

ITV Studios unveils drama slate & sales ahead of London TV Screenings

ITV Studios has announced a slew of drama sales and its 2024 slate ahead of London TV Screenings next week. Quay Street Productions’ thriller After The Flood has sold to Pumpkin Films in China and Now TV in Hong Kong, as well as Cosmote in Greece and Yes TV in Israel. World Productions’ Until I […]

Netflix, AMC, CBC & SBS in Oz buy Israeli hit ‘A Body That Works’

Netflix, AMC Networks International, CBC in Canada and SBS in Australia have picked up Israel’s highest-rating drama of 2023, A Body That Works (aka Goof Shlishi). The show is produced by Kuma Studios and follows a childless couple who enlist the help of a surrogate, exploring themes about fertility, family and the autonomy of women’s […]

Fremantle’s former FAST exec Valerio Motti lands at Zixi as MD of Europe

Fremantle’s former VP of FAST channels, Valerio Motti, has joined video delivery company Zixi. Motti has been named managing director for Europe at the US-based firm, which delivers broadcast quality live video over IP, distributing more than 20,000 live channels daily. The former ViacomCBS exec had previously joined Fremantle in July 2022 to work across […]

US-based 3 Ball Productions lands Fly on the Wall exec Patrick Agans as president

US-based 3 Ball Productions has hired veteran Fly on the Wall Entertainment exec Patrick Agans as president. Agans, who was most recently EVP & head of development at Big Brother prodco Fly on the Wall, will lead operations at the 3BMG-owned prodco and work alongside Jeff Jenkins, Johnny Gould’s Superluna Studios and Jeff Goldman’s Octopean […]

Banijay taps Disney’s Jessica Kam-Engle to head new CreAsia Studio in SEA expansion

Banijay Asia is expanding into Southeast Asia with the launched of a new production company, CreAsia Studio, to be headed up by Disney+ exec Jessica Kam-Engle. The firm will focus on collaborations in the region to create local originals as well as local versions Banijay of IP. Kam-Engle has been appointed as the EVP & […]

Apple TV+ reveals 2024 slate details with ‘Franklin’ among trio for ITV Studios

Apple TV+ has confirmed dates for a raft of new shows, ranging from ITV Studios America’s Michael Douglas-starring drama Franklin to Imagine Documentaries’ series on the New England Patriots American football team. The shows, unveiled at the 2024 Winter Television Critics Association press tour, will debut globally in spring and summer. Matt Cherniss, head of […]

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