Fox brings The Good Fight to Germany

Fox Networks Group has secured rights to The Good Fight in Germany from CBS Studios International. Starting November 7, Fox will show the first season of The Good Fight on Tuesdays at 9pm in Germany. The series plot picks up one year after the events of the finale of The Good Wife. The Good Fight […]

HBO Nordic, Zee take on The Good Fight

CBS has shopped The Good Fight to HBO in Europe and Zee in India. The Good Wife spin-off is on CBS All Access streaming service in the US and has just been renewed for a second season. The ten-episode first season will launch on HBO’s Nordic service at the start of June. HBO Nordic has […]

BBC drama launch in India

BBC Worldwide is launching its BBC First brand in India for the first time, and the drama service will bow as a branded block on the Zee Café network. BBC First is the drama channel that came out of BBC Worldwide rejigging its international nets in 2015. In Asia it has launched as an on-demand […]

Deal round up: Fremantle pitches in with Tent City

FremantleMedia North America has scored a production deal with US prodco Tent City Entertainment, to-line news in today’s round up. The deal will see FremantleMedia’s US arm working with Tent City co-founders and former LMNO Productions execs Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian (pictured) on true crime programming. LA-based Tent City is known for shows […]

Zee hires distribution veteran for sales

Indian media giant Zee has recruited experience distribution exec Janice Strangward to head its European programme sales effort. Strangward has worked in the sales divisions of Canada’s CBC, Discovery EMEA, Entertainment One and Passion. She was most recently at Al Jazeera, as a senior content sales executive. At Zee she will be based in London and run […]

Zee preps German free-TV channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises is to launch a new free-to-air TV channel in Germany – Zee One. Zee One is to launch by the middle of this year and will have a technical reach of 18 million homes in Germany and an additional 2.5 million German-speaking homes in Austria and Switzerland via the Astra satellite position […]

Talpa cuts international deals for The Voice

John de Mol’s Talpa has inked a raft of new deals for its singing format The Voice, including a first-time agreement for a local version of the format in India. Indian broadcasting and media powerhouse Zee has ordered the show, marking its first outing in the country. Another local version of The Voice is in […]

New Canadian foodie channel rolls out

Gusto, a new lifestyle cable channel has launched in Canada. The specialty channel has rolled out on Bell’s pay TV platforms in Canada and said it will announce wider distribution soon. The Ottowa-based channel is run by Chris Knight’s Knight Enterprises, which makes a range of culinary themed programming including The Great Canadian Food Show, […]

Former rock music manager Sherman takes reins at lifestyle network Veria

Eric Sherman, the former manager of Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge Steven Tyler, has taken the CEO role at lifestyle cable net Veria Living. The channel is focussed on Eastern health and wellbeing practices and is backed by Indian media giant Zee. As CEO Sherman will oversee its expansion across TV and online […]

Zee gets Connected with Armoza

Indian free-to-air broadcaster Zee has ordered a local version of reality series Connected from Israel-based formats distributor Armoza. The series has five participants filming themselves as their life stories become intertwined. Zee’s version will run to 65 episodes and start airing next week. It will be stripped through the week in a 10pm slot. The […]