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Warren Buffet's investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a stake in Paramount Global worth US$2.6bn.
Kay Mellor, the writer and director behind successful British dramas, has died suddenly at the age of 71.
NBC today became the first US broadcast network to show its fall schedule hand, with drama series Quantum Leap getting a primetime slot on Mondays and freshman comedy Lopez vs Lopez added to Friday nights.
US-based studio group Paramount Global has promoted two streaming-focused execs as it ramps up its international expansion plans for Paramount+ and Pluto TV.
Today we hear from Big Light Productions founder and CEO Frank Spotnitz and creative director Emily Feller about their involvement in Sky Italia drama Devils, a new deal with Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios and why Netflix's recent slump in subscribers may be positive for the industry.
Warner bros Discovery-owned streaming service HBO Max has added to its Spanish-language slate with a new six-part drama from Boomerang TV.
US network Fox has revealed its programming slate for the 2022/23 TV season, including a newly announced competition series from Studio Ramsay Global and Fox Entertainment and a missing-persons drama from executive producers Jamie Foxx and John Eisendrath.
European pay TV operator Sky has commissioned a docuseries about how the UK became reliant on Russian money and missed opportunities to contain the Kremlin's influence, as part of a slate of new originals.
Tomorrow Studios, the US-based partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios (ITVS), has agreed a first-look deal with London-based prodco Big Light Productions founded by writer and producer Frank Spotnitz.
Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Truelove, a six-episode drama from Clerkenwell Films, the team behind Bafta-winning C4 and Netflix coproduction The End of the F***ing World.
Apple TV+ is adapting Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries into an animated series for kids and families.
European production and distribution outfit Fremantle is partnering with Wattpad Webtoon Studios, the entertainment division of story-sharing platforms Wattpad and Webtoon, to develop a slate of European projects.
London-based production, distribution and consulting company New Media Ventures has picked up international rights to Hello (Again) created by Kim's Convenience and Marvel star Simu Liu and Nathalie Younglai.
Banijay has picked up exclusive format distribution rights to French-Canadian culinary format Wild Cooks.
Broadcasters Globo in Brazil, Czech TV in the Czech Republic, Hungary’s MTVA and Good TV in Taiwan have all picked up season two of Omens Studios’ preschool adventure series Leo the Wildlife Ranger.
LA- and Sydney-based Eureka Productions, backed by Fremantle, is promoting Wes Dening to head of global formats.
UK-based factual prodco and creative agency Wonderhood Studios has hired former Naked executive Lianne Hickey as head of production and promoted Katharine Patrick and Tom Garton.
Banijay’s Dutch production label SimpelZodiak has strengthened its creative team with several senior hires.
Suzanne Kelly, head of children’s and young people’s content at Irish pubcaster RTÉ, will be looking for animated content targeting teenagers when she attends Annecy and the Children’s Media Conference this summer.
Today we hear from Raw TV founder Dimitri Doganis about the Three Identical Strangers, Don't F**k with Cats and The Tinder Swindler maker's approach to creating stranger-than-fiction documentaries.
Global SVoD subscriptions are set to soar by 485 million to reach 1.69 billion between 2021 and 2027, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.

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