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Warner Bros. replaces DramaFever SVOD chief with Time Inc. exec

Warner Bros. is replacing DramaFever boss Seung Bak with Time Inc. senior VP of digital Patty Hirsch. The move hands Hirsch control of Warner Bros. Digital Labs (WBDL) as SVP and general manager, and oversight of Korean drama-focused SVOD service DramaFever. She’ll take over from current WBDL chief and DramaFever CEO and co-founder Bak after […]

Drive picks up ITV & HBO’s Diana doc

As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death approaches, a new HBO and ITV doc about her life as secured distribution. UK-based Drive has acquired rights to the untitled doc, which is a 1x90mins effort from British producer Oxford Film and Television. US cable channel HBO and UK commercial broadcaster ITV came on board the […]

Bruckheimer, Sports Illustrated team for crime

Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Sports Illustrated are developing a true crime series about athletes who turned to crime. Sports Illustrated: True Crime (WT) will see the CSI producer and sport publishing brand team up for the show, which will take an in-depth look at athletic stars who became involved in crime. Jerry Bruckheimer said: “We […]

PBS boards BBC newspaper biz drama

US pubcaster PBS has come onboard upcoming BBC One six-part drama Press. The series – from Deep Indigo, Lookout Point and BBC Studios – will premiere on the PBS Masterpiece strand after a deal with BBC Worldwide, with PBS’s Rebecca Eaton now an executive producer. Press is set in the world of contemporary newspapers, incorporating […]

Former Yahoo exec starting Believe digital studio

Brian Hunt, Yahoo’s former original content chief, has joined US prodco Believe and will start a new digital studio focused on making content for digital and OTT platforms. At Believe Entertainment Hunt will be executive VP and head of development. He will lead the new digital division, which has already secured content deals with several […]

Calemzuk forms Rampante, teams with Time

Former Fox and Shine boss Emiliano Calemzuk has created a new content company, Rampante, and teamed up with publishing group Time Inc. to form a new production company. The new prodco will make video content for a new multiplatform library and will also help Time distribute its video content. Time Inc. brands include Sports Illustrated, […]

Time Warner channels biz up, Warner Bros. down

US media giant Time Warner’s networks business, which houses Turner Broadcasting System and HBO, posted strong revenues and earnings in its parent’s first quarter financial results. Time Warner’s networks’ business grew revenues 3% to US$3.7 billion for the three months to March 31, 2013, and operating income was up 11% to US$1.3 billion. However, declines […]