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  • BBC seeks comedy copros with US
    The controller of comedy commissioning at the BBC is keen on further coproductions with US firms following the conclusion of Matt LeBlanc-fronted series Episodes.
  • BBC orders Two Brothers, Merman comedies
    The BBC has unveiled a raft of comedy commissions including one from Fleabag prodco Two Brothers Pictures and another starring David Tennant.
  • Acorn navigates Mystery Road
    Acorn TV, the North American SVoD service dedicated to international television, has picked up Australian crime drama Mystery Road from distributor All3Media International.
  • SPTN preps Dutch SVoD service
    Sony Pictures Television Networks is expanding into the Dutch OTT space with the launch of a subscription VoD platform for its Film1 channels.
  • Armoza's aims
    Armoza Formats has found a niche in Israel by developing and distributing shows for overseas viewers, with The Four on Fox in the US its latest break-out hit.
  • Endemol Shine Turkey execs to sue ESG
    The former CEO and chief commercial officer of Endemol Shine Turkey are to sue Endemol Shine Group and execs including CEO Sophie Turner Laing in the latest development in the legal battles between the groups.
  • Netflix to make Hache in Spain
    US streamer Netflix has ordered its fifth Spanish original, an eight-part thriller about drug trafficking set in the 1960s.
  • Conviction's Friedman signs with Sony
    Sony Pictures Television has agreed a multi-year overall deal with Conviction co-creator Liz Friedman.
  • Littlefield tells new Tale for Hulu
    US streamer Hulu has given a pilot order to a new drama from The Handmaid’s Tale’s executive producer Warren Littlefield.
  • ABC chief denounces sell-off calls
    Australian Broadcasting Corp MD Michelle Guthrie has rejected calls for the public broadcaster to be semi-privatised.
  • New South Wales renews production fund
    The New South Wales government has renewed its Made in NSW fund to attract international productions and Australian series to the state, Australia’s most populous.
  • Aussie producer Batzias sees Good Thing
    Australian producer Nick Batzias has launched his own shingle after leaving his role as head of Madman Production Company.
  • Paramount+ gets first mobile deal
    Global broadcast group Viacom has confirmed the first mobile distribution deal for its Paramount+ streaming service, signing an agreement with a Swedish telecoms firm.
  • Keshet 12 – Israel
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: Keshet 12 is ramping up its content ambitions with its recent move to seven-day broadcasting.
  • Keshet’s global march
    Keshet Media Group is seeking further growth at home and abroad in keeping with its entrepreneurial spirit.
  • iZen launches Newco in Barcelona
    Spain's iZen Producciones has linked with two local producers to form a scripted production company based in Barcelona.
  • RTÉ, Irish Film Board unveil comedy pilots
    Irish pubcaster RTÉ and the Irish Film Board have revealed four projects that have progressed to the next stage of their scripted comedy initiative, including a show following four female salon workers.
  • France TV, M6, TF1 unveil joint OTT service
    French broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have joined forces to create an OTT platform to take on the likes of Netflix.
  • Oprah Winfrey picks Apple partnership
    Apple has agreed a multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey that will see the producer, actress and talkshow host create original programming for the tech giant.
  • Lat Am meets with El Accidente
    Latin American pay TV operator DirecTV has acquired the rights to Spanish drama El Accidente across the region.
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