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CONTENT LONDON: Global streaming giant Netflix took home a record six prizes at C21’s annual International Drama Awards as Content London came to a close this evening.
Banijay UK has acquired format specialist prodco Znak TV and appointed its founder Natalka Znak as CEO of its Remarkable Entertainment and Initial labels to create a new unscripted group.
CONTENT LONDON: Multichannel operator UKTV is looking for crime dramas with humour and diverse voices for its crime drama network Alibi.
CONTENT LONDON: The next break-out genre in formats will be factual entertainment shows that have a “conscience,” according to BBC Studios’ creative director of formats Sumi Connock.
DCD Media's shareholders have agreed to the previously announced sale of its assets to financer, producer and distributor 108 Media for up to £4.7m (US$6.3m).
CONTENT LONDON: ZDF in Germany is looking for ‘Scandi blue’ crime series, while France’s Arte wants dramas centred on social issues, according to speakers at Content London.
CONTENT LONDON: While Netflix is making a habit of producing worldwide hits that dominate the cultural conversation, the streamer’s Bela Bajaria is prioritising the best local ideas rather than the international stories she is often pitched.
CONTENT LONDON: The Walt Disney Company EMEA has appointed former Channel 4 executive Jonny Richards as a senior manager for scripted content, it was revealed at C21’s Content London on Wednesday.
CONTENT LONDON: Sky’s Jane Millichip has denied the increasing expansion of Sky Studios, the in-house production division she heads, will reduce opportunities for independent producers to work with the European pay TV broadcaster.
The Walt Disney Company has named Susan Arnold as chairman of the board to succeed Bob Iger on December 31.
Today we hear from Banijay Group’s Lars Blomgren, Cineflix Rights’ James Durie and Asacha Media Group’s Marina Williams live and in-person from Content London 2021.
Sony Pictures Television has confirmed its long-rumoured purchase of Cardiff-based Bad Wolf, the production company behind BBC and HBO dramas His Dark Materials and Industry.
Genius Brands International in the US is set to rebrand and invest up to €7m (US$7.9m) in Your Family Entertainment after taking a minority stake in the German company.
BBC Studios in LA has promoted senior VP of entertainment development Ryan O’Dowd to executive VP of entertainment and music.
CONTENT LONDON: ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK is seeking ‘soft mystery’ series and true crime drama, according to Sebastian Cardwell, senior VP and deputy director of programmes.
Streamer Apple TV+ has greenlit a thriller series titled Disclaimer from multiple Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón and starring Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline.
CONTENT LONDON: US cablenet Starz is focusing on expanding its streaming offering Starzplay, particularly its Spanish-language, South Asian and South-East Asian strategy, despite some uncertainty surrounding its future ownership.
London-based prodco Red Planet Pictures has acquired the screen rights to Last Lesson, the debut novel from James Goodhand, with Scottish writer Stephen Greenhorn (River City) on board to pen a TV adaptation.
AMC Networks in the US has greenlit Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, a new series based on her The Lives of the Mayfair Witches book trilogy, for AMC+ and AMC.
ViacomCBS Networks International has promoted Fathima Beckmann to lead its diversity and inclusion efforts.
Russian TV executives Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov, whose credits include To the Lake, are leaving local broadcaster TV3 to focus on producing and directing premium programming.

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