The Ranch


Netflix fires exec over controversial Masterson claims

Netflix has fired its global kids chief, Andy Yeatmen, after the exec made inappropriate comments to those who have accused The Ranch actor, Danny Masterson (pictured), of rape and sexual assault. Yeatman is said to have told an alleged rape victim, prior to Masterson’s dismissal, that Netflix would take no action in the situation, as the […]

Netflix reveals how quickly it hooks viewers

Streaming service Netflix claims to know exactly when its customers around the world become ‘hooked’ to its programmes. The SVOD platform has continued research it began last year by adding 30 more series that have been viewed across six territories to the 20 series in 16 countries studied last year. The new stats show Stranger […]

Netflix hit by weak Q2 subs forecast

Netflix reported a record number of new subscribers in Q1, but its share price dropped more than 7% in after-hours trading after it issued a weak forecast for the current quarter. Netflix said it expects to add 2.5 million members in the second quarter of 2016 – two million internationally and 500,000 in the US. […]

Alessandri exits Zodiak as Runel takes French post

Philippe Alessandri is exiting Zodiak Media, with Benoît Runel upped to run the former’s prodco, Télé Images Productions, and fellow French kids firm Marathon Media, TBI has learned. Runel (pictured) takes the newly-created role of managing director, Zodiak Kids, France following the change, which is effective immediately. Alessandri departs after 16 years at Télé Images, […]

Al Jazeera picks up kids package from Zodiak

Al Jazeera has acquired a package of programmes from Zodiak for its Arabic kids channels Jeem and preschool service Baraem TV. It has taken Zodiak Kids titles including The Ranch, Rekkit Rabbit (pictured) and Horrid Henry. The Qatar-based broadcaster has also relicensed Monster Buster Club and Escape from Scorpion Island. Jowaher Al Nasr is now director […]

News brief: Zodiak Kids scores TV3 package deal

Zodiak Kids has sold a package deal of 125 hours to children’s programming to Spanish public broadcaster TV3 Catalunya. This comprises the new 26x26mins sixth season of Totally Spies! for kids channels Super3, plus renewals of the 1x75mins Totally Spies! The Movie and seasons one to five. TV3 has also bought 26x26mins animated series The […]

FTA, pay TV nets visit Zodiak’s Ranch

Four free-to-air broadcasters are among new buyers of Zodiak Kids’ animated series The Ranch. The 26x26mins show, which comes from Zodiak Media-owned Tele Images Productions and launched on TF1 last year, has gone to FTA nets RTS in Switzerland, SVT Barnkanalen in Sweden, POP TV in Slovenia and CFI in French-speaking Africa. Furthermore, pay TV […]

Zodiak launching Tele Images’ The Ranch at MIPJunior

Zodiak Kids is launching a new animated series at  MIPJunior, The Ranch. From Tele Images, which is part of the Zodiak Media group, the series will debute next month on French commercial broadcaster TF1. It has also been presold in France to Teletoon+ and equestrian channel Equidia Life. In Germany, KI.KA has prebought the 26x26mins […]