TruTV


truTV COO departs

Mark Juris has exited his role as US cable channel truTV’s executive VP and COO. truTV parent Turner Entertainment Network’s president Steve Koonin made the announcement in an internal memo, in which he disclosed he was “evaluating truTV’s current and future leadership needs” to find a replacement. Juris joined truTV in 2004 when it was […]

NATPE News: Sony inks Lat-Am deal for Idol

FremantleMedia Enterprises has inked a raft of programming deals with buyers in Latin America, including Sony, which has picked up American Idol. The agreement sees Sony Pictures Entertainment buy season 12 of the music competition series. It has taken pan-regional rights for its pay TV networks in the region. Other deals include Turner-owned cable channel Glitz […]

Lifetime ups Chessler, hires Hardy

US cable network Lifetime has promoted one its key programming executives, Kimberly Chessler and hired another, Paul Hardy. Both will have the title of vice president, reality programming. Chessler joined Lifetime in 2010 after over a decade at NBC Universal’s female-skewing net Oxygen. She has worked on unscripted series including Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]