The Baker and the Beauty

TBI Scripted: How an Israeli firm competed & won in the US drama market

Keshet Studios president Peter Traugott discusses how the Israeli company’s Stateside studio is competing – and winning – in an increasingly consolidated US market Israeli companies have tended to punch above their weight on the global stage over the past decade, but Keshet has been arguably the most prolific of all. Its US studio has […]

Channel 4 acquires HBO Europe drama

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired HBO Europe original drama Wataha. The British channel will play the thriller on its foreign-language on-demand service Walter Presents as The Border. Episode one will launch on the broadcast channel later this month as part of a promotional push. Set in Bieszczady, a remote mountainous area that borders Poland […]

Walter Presents adds Keshet scripted pair

The UK’s only foreign-language-focused VOD platform, Walter Presents, has bought two scripted series from Keshet International. The Baker and the Beauty and Milk & Honey will both launch on the service later this year following the agreement. Walter Presents is co-owned by Global Series Network and broadcaster Channel 4, and offered to viewers free through […]

Keshet strikes comedy format deal

Greek broadcaster Ant1 has ordered a local version of Keshet International-distributed comedy series The Baker and the Beauty. The broadcaster will produce the 13x45mins Greek version of the show, which will go out in October. Ioannis Latsios, programming chief at Antenna TV said: “The Baker and the Beauty is thematically consistent with our brand and overall […]

Dutch net reworks Israeli romcom

Dutch channel Net5 is working up a local version of Israeli romantic comedy The Baker and the Beauty (fka She’s With Me). Net5 has licensed the format from Keshet International, which launched it internationally at MIPCOM in 2013. The 8x45mins Dutch version has FremantleMedia-owned FourOne.Media producing the show ahead of an April 2015 debut. The original […]