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  • Objective hires Pye, promotes Pound
    All3Media-owned Objective Media Group has brought in an executive from James Grant Media Group as commercial director, and promoted another to director of production and operations.
  • 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.
  • Quintus docs go across Spektrum
    AMC Networks International has picked up documentaries for its Spektrum channel in Eastern Europe, including one that follows hair-raising journeys to school around the world.
  • Foxtel, UKTV join Parade's Stein show
    Australian pay TV operator Foxtel and UK multichannel broadcaster UKTV have linked up with Singapore- and London-based distributor Parade Media on a culinary adventure show.
  • MTG to combine Splay, Nice One
    Nordic Entertainment Group, the outfit being split off from what was Scandinavian broadcaster Modern Times Group, is to merge two of its digital companies.
  • Pick catches Woodcut's Killer
    Pick, the free-to-air channel operated by European satcaster Sky in the UK, has ordered a true crime series focusing on murder investigations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Poland's NC+ renews Arte output deal
    Polish pay TV platform NC+ has renewed its output deal with French sales house Arte Distribution for a further three years.
  • Keshet’s global march
    Keshet Media Group is seeking further growth at home and abroad in keeping with its entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Klepper swaps shows on Comedy Central
    Viacom-owned US cablenet Comedy Central has cancelled its late-night show with Jordan Klepper after one season but commissioned another series fronted by the stand-up comic.
  • 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.
  • Blue Ant extends carriage in SE Asia
    Canada’s Blue Ant Media has agreed new carriage deals in South-East Asia for its Blue Ant Entertainment and Blue Ant Extreme channels with broadcasters including Indonesia’s pay TV provider K-Vision.
  • BBC2 delves into Super Sewer
    NEWS BRIEF: BBC2 in the UK has commissioned a three-part documentary series on a massive £5bn (US$6.64bn) sewer being built underneath London.
  • ITV stages live NHS singalong
    UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a 90-minute musical special celebrating the country’s National Health Service (NHS) from Manchester-based Endemol Shine North.
  • Back to TV's roots
    UK broadcasters at Sheffield Doc/Fest were in bullish mood but also modifying their approaches in the face of growing competition.
  • Comcast considers Hulu divestment
    US telco Comcast is prepared to offload a 30% stake in Hulu to gain regulatory approval for its US$65bn bid to buy a slew of 21st Century Fox assets.
  • SBS to fund shorts from diverse groups
    Australian pubcaster SBS is partnering with five state screen agencies to fund shortform content from creatives from diverse communities.
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