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TV Guide poaches Shed Media US exec

Shed Media US development exec Jessie Surovell is joining cable channel TV Guide Network as VP, development. Surovell is currently executive director of development at Warner Bros.-owned Shed, where she has developed series such as Marriage Ref, Bethenny Getting Married and Hollywood Exes. She will take up her new post as TVGN executive producer Kristin […]

Banijay snags exclusive rights to TV Guide content

Banijay International has secured worldwide rights to content from US cable net TV Guide Network. The distribution deal gives Banijay rights to a 130-hour TVGN catalogue of originals and third-party shows that have gone out on the cable net, as well as to its upcoming first-runs shows. TVGN is owned by CBS and Lionsgate, both […]

Endemol ploughs €30m into digital production venture

Production giant Endemol has unveiled a new global venture to create a network of connected digital channels, worth up to an initial €30 million (US$40.3 million). Endemol Beyond will make premium online international and local channels for platforms such as YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, MSN and Dailymotion. Thematic channels will include comedy, entertainment, fashion, film and […]

New Kids on the Block to party with TV Guide

American boy band New Kids on the Block have landed their own reality series on TV Guide Network, as the US cable channel moves further into development. Rock the Boat: New Kids on the Block will see the 1980s band boarding a week-long cruise with obsessed fans for a “high seas” party. Jarrett Creative Group […]