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MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

MGM buys Real Housewives prodco Evolution

Mark Burnett’s MGM Television and Digital Group has acquired the creator of the Real Housewives franchise, Evolution Media. MGM has been pushing into unscripted programming in a major way since it bought full control of Burnett’s United Artists Media Group at end-2015. Evolution will now operate as an independent producer within the MGM group, with […]

Young adults shunning drama for reality – study

Young adults overwhelmingly favour the entertainment and reality genres when watching linear TV, according to a new study. Entertainment represented 40% of young adult (15-34) TV viewing time in ten territories studied in Médiametré’s Young Adults Report. This compares with 36% of the overall population. The figures suggest young adults – or millennials – are […]

CBS rehires exec to launch unscripted studios unit

CBS has re-hired Ghen Maynard for the second time, this time to launch an unscripted division at its television studios arm. Maynard has been named senior executive VP, alternative programming at CBS Television Studios, reporting to president David Stapf. The new post will see him establishing an alternative department, though CBS TV Studios is already […]

ITV hires French boss

ITV has recruited two execs from French prodco Adventure Line Productions to run ITV Studios France. Franck Firmin-Guion will run the division, having been CEO of ALP, and will be joined by Sébastien Petiot who was previously COO at the producer. Firmin-Guion replaces Francois Florentiny at ITV’s French business. He had been running ITV Studios […]

Authentically survival

Survival shows are nothing new, but the last few years have seen the genre go into overdrive, with titles like Naked And Afraid, Alone, Running Wild, Hunted and The Island proving real-life endurance tests are popular around the world, reports Andy Fry. Ask TV executives why survival shows are proliferating and they will tell you […]

Nice prodco gets new CEO as Marschall exits

Nice Entertainment producer Paprika Latino has promoted its COO to replace current CEO Peter Marschall. Akos Erdos’ elevation to chief executive comes as part of what Paprika described as a “planned succession process”. He joined the firm in 2013 from Hungary’s Origo Film Studios. The company was born in Romania and has expanded through central […]

Ten resurrects Survivor, orders Long Lost Family

Network Ten has ordered several international formats and finished shows as part of its new season line-up, and renewed a raft of others. The Australian free-to-air broadcaster is resurrecting the classic reality format Survivor for its 2016 line-up. Local versions of the CBS-distributed survival format have run on both of Ten’s commercial rivals – Network Seven […]

Horror icon Campbell creates competition format

Comedy-horror legend Bruce Campbell is working with producers from the American Survivor and The Amazing Race to create an “unconventional, off-beat” competition series. Bruce Campbell’s Horrified will celebrate the horror genre and its dedicated fan base through a “smart and irreverent comedic lens”. 5×5 Media, which Craig Armstrong (Survivor) and Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race) […]

Time runs out for A.D. on NBC

US broadcaster NBC has axed its Bible-inspired Mark Burnett drama series. A.D. The Bible Continues came from Burnett’s LightWorkers Media, but its ratings have generally failed to match its predecessor series, The Bible, which was a massive hit for cable channel History. A.D. began well, scoring nearly ten million total viewers on Easter Sunday, but […]

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