Warner Bros. TV extends overall pact with Kaley Cuoco

Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) has extended its deal with The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco and her banner Yes, Norman Productions. The exclusive, multiyear pact will see Cuoco and her prodco, which is led by EVP Suzanne McCormack, continue to develop new original programming for all platforms including WarnerMedia’s streamer HBO Max. The deal […]

Beta Film hires ‘Fauda’ exec Koby Gal-Raday from Israel’s Yes

Atlantic Crossing and Babylon Berlin producer Beta Film has appointed the chief content officer at Fauda broadcaster Yes to oversee its programming. Koby Gal-Raday will take up the newly created role of chief content officer at Germany’s Beta Film from July, with a remit across the company’s international production strategy and activities. He will be […]

TBI Special Report Part Two: An adapted marketplace for buyers and sellers

Streamers and broadcasters face the unenviable task of delivering fewer shows to bigger audiences with less money to spend on production and acquisition. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton explore how they are weathering this uncertain time – and the steps some are taking to keep content rolling and viewers engaged. Few sectors of the economy […]

Exclusive: ‘Fauda’ broadcaster Yes launches Covid-19 network & TVOD service

This week, TBI continues to hear from global broadcasters about how they have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, we speak to Keren Gleicher, SVP of content acquisition at Israel’s multichannel and VOD operator Yes Israeli pay TV and streaming outfit Yes – which debuted hit Netflix drama Fauda among numerous others – has […]

Deals round-up: ‘Spiky Gold Hunters’ go global; ID returns to Arrow trio; YES orders Endemol Shine comedy

Pango’s Spiky Gold Hunters go global A+E Networks UK is among companies to have struck pre-sale deals for fact-ent show Spiky Gold Hunters (6 x 60’) from Australian distributor LGI Media (formerly known as Looking Glass International). The series has also been acquired by The History Channel Iberia’s entertainment channel Blaze and Foxtel/A+E networks Australia, […]

HBO, Keshet drama ‘Our Boys’ finds four homes in Israel

Two Israeli broadcasters and two streaming services in the country have struck deals to acquire HBO and Keshet Studios’ forthcoming drama Our Boys, which will simulcast in the country at the same time as its US premiere. The pre-sale deals will see the 10-part series become available on cable and satellite providers HOT and Yes […]

Netflix orders Israeli dramas from Fauda pair

Streaming service Netflix has commissioned a pair of dramas from the Israeli creative team behind its thriller Fauda. The series are a currently untitled drama inspired by a real-life CIA and Mossad operation, while the other is Hit and Run, a political espionage thriller. Both shows come from Lior Raz (pictured) and Avi Issacharoff, who […]

Netflix to let kids control originals narratives

Subscription VOD service Netflix is to introduce interactive ‘branching’ narrative episodes to a pair of new kids shows. In effect, this will allow children to choose how the narratives of Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile play out. Netflix claims an “intertwining of our engineers in Silicon […]

BBC First, CBC hear The A Word

BBC First is Australia and CBC in Canada are the latest buyers of Keshet International-sold British drama The A Word. European pubcasters YLE, from Finland, Iceland (RUV), Croatia (HRT) and Slovenia (RTV) have also licensed the series, along with pay TV platform Yes in Israel. This comes as American coproducer SundanceTV came onboard the second […]

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