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Former WarnerMedia executive Cecilia Persson has been named MD of BBC Children’s Productions as it prepares to become part of the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Studios.
Sony Pictures Entertainment's games-focused cable network GSN has promoted John Zaccario to the role of president following the departure of Mark Feldman.
Channel 4 in the UK and HBO in the US have teamed up to commission the first original drama series from Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James.
Banijay Benelux has appointed Justine Huffmeijer as managing director of local unscripted prodco SimpelZodiak.
Today we hear from Netflix's Anne Mensah, Lindsay Salt, Sophie Klein and Tom Lyons about their commissioning strategies and upcoming slate as part of C21's Content London.
London- and Sydney-based drama producer See-Saw Films has named Liz Watts, whose credits include Cate Blanchett drama Stateless, as head of film and television.
Indian-American media company Eros STX Global Corporation is selling its LA-based producer and distributor STX Entertainment to private equity firm The Najafi Companies.
Australian pubcaster the ABC has named Jessica Ellis as head of its sales arm ABC Commercial, a role she has been overseeing since August.
Nordic Entertainment Group is continuing to roll out its Viaplay streaming service by confirming its launch in the Netherlands on March 1 next year.
Quebec-based network Noovo is set to produce a French-Canadian version of reality series Survivor after striking a deal with Banijay.
South Korean format agency Something Special has agreed an unscripted co-development deal with New York-based MY Entertainment Productions.
Genius Brands International in the US is adding a block of its own programming to Your Family Entertainment's channels in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
French commercial broadcaster TF1 has commissioned a local adaptation of NBC and Jimmy Fallon’s music competition series That’s My Jam.
Endemol Shine North America has joined forces with Abby Greensfelder’s media company Everywoman Studios and Realscreen to expand their content creator programme for emerging female executives.
US media group ViacomCBS and South Korea's CJ ENM have agreed a multi-faceted global partnership covering coproductions, licensing and distribution.
M6 in France and Spain’s Telecinco have picked up Italian crime drama Blanca, which uses innovative sound recording techniques to plant viewers in the world of its blind protagonist.
NBCUniversal International’s reality programming SVoD service Hayu has acquired a series that follows a family who work in a circus.
US Hispanic broadcast group Univision Communications has entered into a partnership with singer and actress Selena Gomez to produce her first Spanish-language series, Mi Vecino El Cartel (The Cartel Among Us).
Discovery-owned Food Network in the US has signed an exclusive content deal with Italian-American chef Giada De Laurentiis.
Japanese broadcaster NHK has acquired documentary format Emergency Call for local adaptation.
UK- and Netherlands-based Off the Fence has picked up the worldwide distribution rights to Canadian documentary Curb Your Carbon, narrated by Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.

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