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Netflix reported 4.4 million subscriber additions in the third quarter, climbing to almost 214 million global subs in total, as its revenue grew 16% year-on-year to US$7.5bn.
LA-based producer-distributor Propagate International has hired former ITV Studios exec Isabelle Azoulay as executive VP and head of formats.
Lionsgate-owned streaming service StarzPlay is on the lookout for a “light and fun” whodunnit series with a tone and style similar to Rian Johnson's hit 2019 film Knives Out, according to Starz VP of international programming Jeff Cooke.
European production house Asacha Media Group has hired former All3Media International exec Maria Ishak as head of international content and coproductions.
Today we hear from Off the Fence CEO Bo Stehmeier and director of commercial and business affairs Imelda Wiebers about the launch of the Netherlands- and UK-based factual specialist's Canadian outpost.
Netflix is changing the way it reports on the popularity of its originals, shifting to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.
WarnerMedia-owned HBO Max has appointed Canal+ executive Vera Peltekian as VP and commissioning editor of original production in France.
All3Media-owned prodco Lion Television US has elevated longtime executives Allison Corn and Stan Hsue to co-presidents and promoted several other key executives.
Toronto-based children’s entertainment company Spin Master has created a US$100m fund dedicated to making strategic minority investments in entertainment companies.
London-based financer, producer and distributor 108 Media has optioned young-adult horror book A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts by Ying Chang Compestine for an animated anthology series.
A cooking-focused gameshow format from Japan has been picked up for local production in Brazil via a deal involving Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Global Agency, Endemol Shine Brazil and Globo.
ViacomCBS has unveiled a flurry of local originals for Network 10 and streaming service Paramount+ in Australia to screen in 2022, including a trio of Endemol Shine Australia shows.
US-based SVoD service Discovery+ has acquired the North American streaming rights to new UK crafting format Handmade: Good With Wood.
US free-to-air network The CW has acquired an Italian drama starring Poldark's Aidan Turner and an Australian comedy drama called Bump.
US-based Fuse Media has acquired over 60 hours of programming for its Fuse Beat channel from BBC Studios.
Fox Entertainment-owned AVoD platform Tubi is moving into adult animation with its acquisition of The Freak Brothers from Lionsgate.
Canada-based children’s streaming platform Ameba has picked up 12 kids and family films from producer and distributor Green Apple Entertainment.
Former ViacomCBS executive Brianna Bennett has joined ABC Entertainment as senior VP of network drama.
ITV Studios, the production and sales arm of the UK commercial broadcaster, has added three new directors of production roles to oversee UK scripted, UK non-scripted and international production as director of production Sally Debonnaire prepares to retire.
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German pubcaster, has acquired 49% of Studio Hamburg subsidiary Real Film.
Netflix has picked up a young adult dramady inspired by the popular To All the Boys I've Loved Before film franchise and book series by Jenny Han.

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