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Texas-based local TV giant Nexstar Media Group is set to acquire a 75% stake in US broadcast network The CW.
Former Tuesday’s Child and Possessed executive Simon Crossley has been named as the permanent head of development at Banijay UK label Remarkable Entertainment.
Shona Fraser is set to take charge of Banijay Germany label Good Times, with founder Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen leaving the company.
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart’s US-based production outfit HartBeat has hired former Disney and NBCUniversal exec Brian C Price to lead its new branded content studio, Pulse, alongside several other appointments.
Spectrum Originals, the US-based programming brand involved with scripted series including Joe Pickett and LA's Finest, is set to wind down as its parent telco Charter Communications pulls out of the original programming business.
House of the Dragon co-creator Ryan Condal has shed light on some of the ways HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off will be different to the hit fantasy drama.
LA-based trade association DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group has appointed a new board led by Paramount Global’s chief content licensing officer Dan Cohen.
AXN Asia is preparing a cooking show fronted by actor and celebrity restaurateur Matteo Guidicelli and filmed in the biggest IKEA store in the world.
Scandinavian streamer Viaplay’s Danish production ambitions appear to be back on track following its production boycott of the country this summer, with the launch of new Danish original Boys on Sunday.
Trioscope, the US hybrid animation specialist behind series including Netflix’s The Liberator, has launched a platform to license its proprietary technology to third-party content creators.
Broadcasters in Italy and French-speaking Canada have acquired an observational docuseries about the high-octane world of rope access technicians from Beyond Rights.
US children’s streaming platform Kidstream and Condista’s pay TV channel Kids Street have both acquired animated series from Ireland-based distributor Monster Entertainment ahead of their debut at Mip Junior in October.
Filming for season three of Swedish detective series Backstrom has begun in Gothenburg today.
US tech giant Apple is moving forwards with a new series from Peter Craig and Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott that stars Emmy- and Tony-Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry.
Warner Bros Television Group has signed an overall deal with Abbott Elementary creator, executive producer and star Quinta Brunson.
Viaplay has agreed a partnership with Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland that will result in an exclusive documentary about the footballer for the Scandinavia-based streaming service.
German pubcaster ARD has commissioned an animated children’s series telling stories from Greek mythology.
In the C21FM Weekly Review Show, which runs from 10am today to 10am on Monday August 15, 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.
LA-based production, distribution and post-production company Electric Entertainment has closed a US$100m financing deal with Bank of America.
UK commercially funded pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a docuseries examining the two police investigations into the death of Princess Diana.
The Viaplay Group has commissioned The Journey – 15 Days in Nepal, an adventure format originally created by Banijay label Mastiff TV Denmark.

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