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Electus hires NBCU exec for reality role

US-based Electus has hired Jessica Sebastian for a new unscripted TV role. Sebastian will be VP, unscripted television at the IAC-backed producer and distributor, which is helmed by Ben Silverman. Sebastian, who has started in the new role already, joins from soon to close NBCUniversal channel Style and will develop, direct and produce reality shows […]

NBC recruits TV veteran as Australia and NZ boss

NBCUniversal has hired Chris Taylor, a veteran of the Australian and New Zealand TV industries as its Sydney-based VP, international television. The new role involves working across NBCUniversal’s channels and programme sales business in Australia and New Zealand following the studio’s move to combine both sides of the business. Taylor spent over a decade at […]

Sky Living buys supermodel competition series The Face

BSkyB channel Sky Living has ordered a local version of supermodel talent show The Face. The series started on Oxygen in the US where it is fronted by Naomi Campbell and the supermodel will also star in and exec produce the UK version. The 8x60mins UK version will be produced as a copro between Shine […]

The Style Network preps date with Virgin Media

Fashion and entertainment channel The Style Network has secured carriage on Virgin Media in the UK. The channel will launch on the cable platform, which is in the throes of being acquired by Liberty Global, on March 6. It will be channel 285 on the Virgin Media EPG. Style is run by Universal Networks International, […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]