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Netflix historical drama The Crown and Apple TV+'s comedy Ted Lasso were the big winners at the 2021 Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles last night.
NBCUniversal-owned US streamer Peacock and NENT Group streamer Viaplay have commissioned a limited thriller series from MGM International TV Productions.
US-based global factual streamer Discovery+ has commissioned a two-part documentary from directors Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme on the allegations of bribery and corruption around the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
French pay TV operator Canal+ is acquiring a 70% stake in Europe-based channels operator SPI International.
Netflix has signed Schitt’s Creek creator, showrunner and star Dan Levy to an overall deal through which he will write and produce scripted content and work on other creative projects.
Today we hear from StarLightMedia’s Tala Prystaetska and Eugen Tunick, FILM.UA Group’s Olesya Lukyanenko and Ukraine TV Channel’s Natalya Strybuk about the creative opportunities in Ukrainian drama, as part of C21's Content Ukraine On Demand.
Banijay-owned Bunim/Murray Productions has promoted its director of branded entertainment, Morgan Thompson, to VP as it targets partnerships on shows such as The Real World.
French indie Deeply Superficial has agreed a deal to exclusively represent and produce all scripted and non-scripted formats handled by global distributor Be-Entertainment in France.
VFX and animation studio DNEG has appointed former DreamWorks employee Kara Oropallo as its VP of training, outreach and artistic development.
Icelandic prodco Sagafilm has partnered with LittleBig Productions in Sweden to develop a drama series inspired by the true, untold stories of the European slave trade.
Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starzplay and Spanish-language streamer Pantaya have partnered once again with European production group Fremantle and Chilean prodco Fabula on the Spanish-language sci-fi thriller El Refugio.
Canada’s Distribution360 is moving into format sales after its expansion into scripted content earlier in the year, adding three adult and four kids’ formats on its autumn slate.
Netflix has ordered a ‘non-linear’ crime thriller series from Ridley Scott’s prodco Scott Free.
RTS: Chief executive of Ofcom Dame Melanie Dawes has shut down claims that the UK media regulator’s independence is in danger.
RTS: Chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, Casey Bloys, refused to be drawn on whether streamers’ thirst for rights will put an end to coproductions in the future.
Canada’s Boat Rocker is continuing to expand its roster of partnerships with international talent, inking an overall deal with producer-director Scott Weintrob and his LA-based production outfit Large Eyes.
Vincent Bollore’s Vivendi, owner of French pay TV operator Canal+, has acquired another stake in local production firm Lagardère.
ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ in the US has ordered Skymed, a scripted medical adventure series following air ambulance pilots pulling off high-stakes rescue missions.
Lionsgate Play, the SVoD service from Lionsgate India and Lionsgate-owned Starz, has expanded its reach in Asia after partnering with Telekom Malaysia.
African SVoD service Showmax has commissioned the first Nigerian version of NBCUniversal’s format The Real Housewives.
Canadian public broadcaster the CBC has commissioned an 8x60’ docuseries examining the history of the Black experience in Canada.

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