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Nordic Entertainment Group has poached Stephen Mowbray, head of acquisitions at Swedish pubcaster SVT, for a role at its Viaplay streaming service.
NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to The Missing, an eight-part crime drama from Keshet Studios, Universal Television and writer/producer David E Kelley.
ABC in Australia has appointed two executive producers working across scripted, factual and animation at its kids' department and is set to premiere a documentary fronted by Claudia Karvan.
Global streamer Netflix and Canadian pubcaster CBC have co-commissioned young-adult comedy series Fakes.
Today we hear from Eric Forestier and Dominique Rocher, co-creators of French drama The Rope, about the demand for miniseries and how the show would have differed had it been made with a streamer.
US premium cablenet HBO has ordered a series adaptation of American author Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster from France- and LA-based studio Gaumont and Tessa Thompson’s prodco Viva Maude.
VTM in Belgium is set to launch a local version of US broadcast network CBS's competition format Tough As Nails, marking its first international version.
Amazon-owned AVoD service IMDb TV has commissioned the single-camera comedy, Primo (working title), from creator Shea Serrano and executive producer Michael Schur.
Documentary streaming company MagellanTV has launched a free ad-supported streaming TV channel dedicated to true crime on The Roku Channel in Canada.
Australian pubcaster SBS has sealed a deal with UK indie distributor Cineflix Rights for more than 20 hours of factual content from its blue-chip history and documentary slate.
European producer and distributor Off the Fence has launched UK prodco Dash Pictures’ Harry Potter-themed factual series Fantastic Friends into the global distribution market.
UK commercial broadcaster ITV is among those reportedly considering a takeover of its commercially funded pubcaster rival Channel 4 as the government looks to be pushing ahead with its plans to privatise the broadcaster.
The number of IPTV subscribers around the world will exceed the number of global cable TV subscribers by 2026, according to UK analysis firm Digital TV Research.
UK distributor Abacus Media Rights has appointed former Fremantle executive Diane Tripp as sales agent for North America.
Studio21, the C21-backed fresh talent development producer, has announced the 22-strong longlist of projects bidding for a £10,000 development prize through its annual Drama Series Script Competition.
WarnerMedia-owned streamer HBO Max has greenlit Poor Devil, its first original adult animation series from Spain.
London-based indie Nevision plans to make more factual entertainment and "leisure-type" content in the wake of the pandemic as it looks to diversify its non-scripted slate.
Corus Studios, the production and distribution division of Canadian broadcast group Corus Entertainment, has secured several deals with US streamer Hulu, including a pre-sale of its gold-hunting series Deadman’s Curse.
New York-based studio and streamer FilmRise has licensed a slate of classic children's shows for its North American AVoD platform FilmRise Streaming Network.
WarnerMedia-owned HBO and SVoD service HBO Max saw subscriber growth in international markets in the third quarter despite expected declines in the US.
The growing popularity of multilingual dramas and international coproductions has raised concerns about the return of Euro-pudding content, executives have told C21.

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