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YouTube is scaling back significantly on its original programming business to focus on user-generated content, with global head of original content Susanne Daniels set to step down in March.
South Korean entertainment company CJ ENM has completed its acquisition of an 80% stake in the scripted division of LA-based studio Endeavor Content for approximately US$785m.
Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment is backing a new German production and talent management company co-founded by the commissioner of hit period drama Deutschland 83.
Disney has revealed that Joe Earley, previously executive VP of marketing and operations at Disney+, has been appointed president of Hulu to succeed Kelly Campbell, who left the company in October to join Peacock.
Netflix has commissioned an animated preschool series based on The Wizard of Oz from Canada’s 9 Story Media Group, in addition to an adult dark comedy animation from Bandera Entertainment.
Today we hear from Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff about his new show Ze Network from CBS Studios and Syrreal Entertainment, alongside producers Sigi Kamml and Christian Alvart.
Sports streaming service DAZN is investing more in its global original production strategy with the launch of specialist content development arm DAZN Studios.
John de Mol and Stephen Lambert, two of the biggest names in the formats business, are joining forces for the first time on US and UK versions of Dutch format Million Dollar Island.
The Roku Channel has commissioned a feature film about the career of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, with British actor Daniel Radcliffe set to play the award-winning musician and pop culture icon.
New York-based studio, distributor and streaming operator FilmRise has appointed Emilia Nuccio to the newly created position of VP for international sales.
US-based WarnerMedia has agreed a package deal with ITV Studios in the UK that will see scripted titles including The Bay and Bump made available on its HBO Max streaming service in Latin America.
Munich-based sports production company Plazamedia has hired Kurt Hofbauer as senior VP of business projects and communications.
All3Media-owned Little Dot Studios has named Katie Matthews as partnerships director for its recently launched specialist label, Little Dot Sport.
Lighthouse Studios in Ireland has appointed long-time animation consultant Michael Downey to the newly created position of talent management director.
Keshet International has acquired distribution rights to Flemish drama Storm Lara, the first scripted project commissioned by Belgian streamer Streamz.
PBS Kids in the US has ordered an animated preschool series about a trio of wombats that aims to help children with ‘computational thinking.’
A decision to overhaul the BBC’s licence fee, which will be frozen for two years and could be abolished from 2028, has prompted outrage from the UK’s production industry.
RTL in the Netherlands has taken its hit entertainment format The Voice off air following allegations of sexual misconduct against the production.
Barbara Salabè, WarnerMedia’s president and country manager for Italy, Spain and Portugal, is set to leave the company after more than a decade.
Amazon Studios is seeking projects spanning scripted and unscripted that can attract young adults, as well as genre movies that can act as a "palate cleanser."
All3Media-backed UK factual specialist Story Films has appointed Josh Wilkins to the newly created role of COO, as the company also launches a new scripted division.

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