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News round-up: Paramount+ launches in Germany, Austria & Switzerland; ITVX debuts in UK; Channel 4.0 orders ‘Get In The Van’

Paramount+ launches in Germany, Austria & Switzerland Global streaming service Paramount+ has launched in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria today, with the SVOD now live in 45 markets. Subscribers will gain access to original content including Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Man Who Fell To Earth and Yellowstone, with titles from across brands including CBS, […]

Stellify Media hires Dr Pluto & STV Studios alums to head development

Belfast-based indie Stellify Media has made two new hires to co-head its development team. Sam Pollard has joined the Sony Pictures Television-owned firm as joint head of development and will partner in the role with the recently appointed Jim Regan. Pollard is the former co-managing director of UK-based Dr Pluto, which he ran for five […]

Chalkboard TV restructures & rehires Stellify’s Tom Popay as creative director

UK indie Chalkboard TV has rehired Stellify Media exec Tom Popay as creative director in a restructure of its senior management team. Popay, who joins the company from Belfast-based Stellify, where he served as head of development, previously worked as a development producer at Chalkboard. He will take over as creative director from Bill Hobbins, who […]

News round-up: Mammoth exec lands at Blueprint TV; Apple TV+ takes ‘Godzilla’ show; CJ ENM unveils originals

Mammoth exec lands at Blueprint TV UK producer Blueprint Television has hired Mammoth Screen’s Karen Thrussell as its head of television. Thrussell’s remit includes oversight of development and production across the TV slate of Blueprint TV, which is the sister company of Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin’s Blueprint Pictures. She was most recently at Poldark […]

Netflix’s ‘Flinch’ gets Russian remake after CTC deals with SPT & Stellify

Netflix series Flinch is getting remade in Russia by local broadcaster CTC, after striking a deal via the format’s Belfast-based creator. The Russian version will be known as Не Дрогни / Ne Drogn (Don’t Flinch!) and is based on the original format from Stellify Media, which is sold by Sony Pictures Television (SPT). CTC’s show […]

News round-up: Mercurio signs 20th TV deal; BritBox NA takes ‘The Tower’; Stellify & Joe Sugg launch VR show

Mercurio signs 20th TV deal Bodyguard showrunner Jed Mercurio and producer Jimmy Mulville have signed a first-look deal with 20th Television under their Hat Trick Mercurio (HTM) label. HTM, which is co-owned by Mercurio and UK indie Hat Trick Productions, will develop projects for Disney-owned 20thTelevision as part of a multi-year agreement. Mercurio and Mulville […]

Vincent TV launches UK arm, led by Seven Studios & ITVS alums

Five Days Inside prodco Vincent TV has launched a new UK division and hired former Seven Studios and ITV Studios execs to run it. Simon Shalgosky has been appointed creative director at Vincent TV UK, while Daniel Brookes takes up the role of development exec and is tasked with creating ideas for national and international […]

Stellify eyes US with Wheelhouse Entertainment format deal

Belfast indie Stellify Media has struck a deal with US production company Wheelhouse Entertainment to bring the Northern Irish company’s newest formats – Celebrity Snoop Dogs and Secret Body – to the US market. The companies will co-produce any commissions for the two shows. Celebrity Snoop Dogs launched on UK comcaster Channel 4 in April […]

BBC NI orders pilot for new hair restoration reality format

BBC Northern Ireland has commissioned a pilot for a new hair restoration reality format from local indie Stellify Media. Barbershop For Bald Men sees men with male pattern baldness comes on to the show to share their hair-loss experiences before undergoing a transformation though cutting edge hair replacement systems. Celebrity stylist Kris Weir, 2011 winner […]

News round-up: Global sales for Euro-thrillers; Portugal’s SIC acquires ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ format; Finland’s YLE gets ‘Pretty & Single’ and more…

Euro-thrillers head to Netflix and others in global sales Global streamer Netflix and broadcasters around the world have picked up thrillers The Twelve and Amsterdam Vice, following a raft of sales agreements with Federation Entertainment. The 10 x 52-minute Belgian psychological thriller The Twelve was produced by Eyeworks, part of the Warner Bros group, for […]