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Freeform’s Shadowhunters wins big at People’s Choice Awards

Freeform supernatural drama Shadowhunters won a string of awards, including multiple gongs for its stars, at the People’s Choice Awards. The awards show, held this on Sunday (November 11), is based on votes from the general public on their favourite films, TV shows, music and pop personalities. Shadowhunters, which is based on the book series The […]

Sohu, Lego given MIPCOM keynote blocks

Charles Zhang, the boss of Chinese streaming site Sohu, has been confirmed as MIPCOM keynote speaker. Zhang is CEO and chairman of the China-based and Nasdaq-listed Sohu, and will give a ‘Media Mastermind’ keynote. Sohu has been increasingly working with international content companies, licensing drama and factual shows from BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios among […]

Ex-FremantleMedia COO joins Telepictures

Warner Bros.’ US prodco Telepictures has recruited Donna Redier Linsk as executive VP, business operations and programming. Redier Linsk was COO of FremantleMedia’s North American unit between 2009 and 2013 and will report to Warner Bros.’ unscripted boss Mike Darnell in the newly-created position at Telepictures. She will oversee finance, production and all business affairs […]

BBC cuts Chinese VOD deal

BBC Worldwide has licensed a raft of drama and factual programming to Chinese streaming and on-demand video site Sohu.com. Titles included in the package deal include documentaries Frozen Planet (pictured) and Earthflight. Scripted shows include Ripper Street, Mad Dog, Sinbad and Silk. Sohu, which is listed on the US Nasdaq exchange, recently became the first […]

Ellen is first US talker in China

Online video service Sohu Video has become the first Chinese platform to pick up a US-produced talk show. The eleventh season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show is heading to Sohu.com’s online platform following a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Episodes will be subtitled in Chinese and deliver within 48 hours of their original […]

Mike Darnell lands top Warner Bros. unscripted role

Former Fox reality guru Mike Darnell has joined Warner Bros. in a wide-ranging role that hands him control of Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Darnell will become Warner Bros. Television Group’s first president, unscripted and alternative television on August 12, reporting to WBTG’s president and chief content officer Peter Roth. The job gives […]