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US cable drama Ray Donovan is being adapted for the Indian market in a scripted format deal involving Netflix, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group and local prodco Locomotive Global.
Plimsoll Productions-owned UK distributor Magnify Media has appointed senior executive Anthony Appell as head of sales and coproductions.
Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company, giving it the rights to characters including Matilda, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, Willy Wonka and The Twits.
Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav says the blockbuster merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia will create the most “compelling menu of IP” for global consumers, as the merged entity prepares to take on the likes of Disney and Netflix.
Nordic Entertainment Group is set to bring its Viaplay streaming service to five new territories, including the UK and Canada, by the end of 2023.
Sony Pictures Networks India is taking a majority stake in local conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises, creating a new media giant in the country.
Veteran factual producer Johnny Gould, previously chief creative officer at Lionsgate-owned Pilgrim Media Group, has launched his own shingle as a joint venture backed by 3 Ball Entertainment subsidiary 3BMG.
Gary Marsh, the president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television, is stepping down to launch his own production company backed by the Mouse House.
Today we hear from FILM.UA Group's Iryna Kostyuk and Igor Storchak, plus Glowberry's Olga Cherepanova about how the Ukrainian animation sector is evolving and pushing creative boundaries, as part of C21's Content Ukraine On Demand.
Hasbro-owned producer and distributor eOne has hired the director or production at Fremantle banner Naked to oversee production across its UK non-scripted business.
Cleve Keller and Dave Noll, the creators and producers behind the popular Chopped franchise, have agreed a first-look deal with Canada-based producer and distributor Boat Rocker.
The UK's Film & TV Charity has published a host of industry perspectives on anti-racism as it seeks to "catalyse industry-led action" ahead of the launch of a £1m (US$1.4m) Impact Partnership Scheme in early 2022.
Endeavor Content in the US has acquired global rights to Russian streaming service Start's action drama series Hope and both the original UK version of long-running format Cash in the Attic and its US adaptation.
Global content company Banijay has acquired international distribution rights to Norwegian scripted series Countrymen, a coproduction between local pubcaster NRK and French cultural broadcaster Arte.
Canada's Guru Studio has appointed former Boat Rocker and Blue Ant Media executive Dattaguru Mahabal as its VP of finance.
German digital outfit Load Studios, set up by former Endemol Shine exec Georg Ramme, has established a dedicated originals and series division after completing its first show for Netflix.
Canadian children’s content company WildBrain has elevated execs Stephanie Betts and Deirdre Brennan to its senior team, while Jon Gisby, MD of its WildBrain Spark AVoD business, is leaving.
Comcast-owned German pay TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has revealed a trio of new commissions and committed to debuting 60 new German and international projects in 2022.
Global streamer Amazon Prime Video has ordered an eight-part unscripted series centring on Italian celebrity couple Chiara Ferragni and Fedez, to be produced by Banijay Italy for Amazon Studios.
Nigeria’s EbonyLife Media and Sony Pictures Television have collaborated to set up a new African writers’ initiative called Àló, meaning ‘once upon a time’ in the Yoruba language.
Disney youth channels division Disney Branded Television has agreed a deal with actress and producer Eva Longoria and her prodco UnbeliEVAble Entertainment to develop a sci-fi comedy based on youth novel Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez.

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