Netflix confirms Euro content buyer hire

Netflix has confirmed the hire of former Telepool executive Kai Finke to its European content acquisitions team. German reports last year suggested Finke was joining the company, and a Netflix spokesman this week confirmed to TBI he has been appointed senior manager, content acquisitions. Netflix’s European buying team is based in LA, meaning Finke has […]

Eisner’s Vuguru signs streaming deal with Flipps

Phone-to-TV video streaming service Flipps has signed a distribution deal with web series studio Vuguru, allowing it to distribute two of the latter’s shows via its platform. Under the deal, Flipps will make Vuguru-scripted series Prom Queen and Back on Topps available to stream on smart TVs and web-connected games consoles using Flipps’ iOS or […]

FremantleMedia serves up Jamie Oliver sales

A deal sending Jamie Oliver-themed programming to US Hispanic net Mundo Fox is among sales distributor FremantleMedia International has secured with Latin American broadcasters. Mundo Fox has acquired Jamie’s Great Italian Escape, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, Jamie’s Road Trip (seasons one and two), Jamie Oliver at Home, Jamie’s Kitchen and Jamie’s Food Fight for the […]

Yahoo! greenlights six original series

Yahoo! has ordered six new series as its push into original content continues. The internet firm unveiled the shows at its ‘New Front’ event in New York last night. Morgan Spurlock is producing Losing Your Virginity with John Stamos in which the eponymous actor will interview celebrities about how they lost their virginity. The Daily […]

FremantleMedia says restructure positions it for digital growth

The recent restructure at FremantleMedia has positioned it to capitalise on digital opportunities and acquisitions in the digital sector are likely, CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz (pictured) said. In response to a question from TBI, Frot-Coutaz said the recent restructure at the RTL-owned producer and distributor leaves it well placed to grow its digital business. The changes […]

Vuguru eyes move into traditional TV production

Michael Eisner-owned digital producer Vuguru is eyeing its first moves into traditional television production, developing a TV script for The Booth At The End. The company, run by CEO Larry Tanz, is developing the script for the action drama, which stars 24’s Xander Berkeley, following its second season. “We have a script in development for […]

AOL launches Vuguru’s Greetings From Home

Online video service AOL has commissioned Michael Eisner’s digital production studio Vuguru to produce family comedy series Greetings From Home. The live action series has been produced in association with BermanBraun. Greetings From Home is the third series from Vuguru as part of its six part production deal with AOL and follows the success of […]