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Jana Bennett, the former head of BBC Television and president of A+E Networks’ History, has passed away aged 66.
European production firm Asacha Media Group has secured €41m (US$47m) in financing from asset management group Tikehau Capital to put towards its international expansion.
US broadcast network NBC has given a pilot order to a reboot of 1990s sci-fi series Quantum Leap, as well as to new thriller Found.
Netflix has made a US version of BBC3 improvisational comedy show Murder in Successville starring Will Arnett and a host of celebrity guests.
In the C21FM Weekly Review Show, which runs from 10am today to 10am on Monday January 17, we play highlights from a great week on the station. Tune in for a mix of music, news and interviews that put the global content business in perspective.
Candle Media, the Blackstone Group-backed venture from former Disney execs Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, has hired Brent Weinstein as chief development officer and Salil Mehta as chief financial officer.
European production group Fremantle has promoted Julie Hodge to the newly created role of VP of editorial, global drama, with a particular focus on strategy in the UK and Africa.
US firm Hearst has unveiled the senior leadership for its newly launched production and distribution arm Hearst Media Production Group.
Sesame Street producer Sesame Workshop has named Sal Perez as the latest VP and executive producer of Sesame Street Production.
US tech giant Apple has greenlit a docuseries exploring President Lincoln’s complex quest to end slavery.
European pay TV broadcaster Sky has commissioned a true crime documentary series about one of the biggest murder investigations in Welsh history.
Paris-based digital food channel Chefclub is developing an animated series for its children’s network Chefclub Kids.
US broadcaster Fox has ordered a local adaptation of the BBC in the UK’s documentary-style comedy format This Country.
Kids’ network Nickelodeon has signed an overall deal with Jace Norman – lead actor in the channel’s series Henry Danger – to develop, exec produce and star in original content for ViacomCBS.
BBC Factual and BBC England have co-commissioned a series that follows the progress of new infantry recruits as they train to fight in the British Army.
Several buyers across North America, including AVoD platform The Roku Channel in the US and Canada, have picked up British comedy-drama Fresh Meat.
WarnerMedia streamer HBO Max has commissioned a reimagined version of the classic Canadian teen and family series Degrassi.
US-based, Spanish-language SVoD service Pantaya is teaming with Secuoya Studios and William Levy Entertainment for its latest original series Montecristo.
CBBC in the UK has ordered a show in which 27 budding young artists from around the country compete to be crowned Britain's best young artist.
Producers in Portugal and Greece are working on local versions of Armoza Formats' CGI-based studio gameshow Family Piggy Bank.
Discovery in Europe and Canal+ in Poland are among the international broadcasters to have taken a share of more than 250 hours of programming from the original production and distribution arm of Canadian broadcaster Corus.

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