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Banijay is set to acquire producer-distributor Beyond International for an undisclosed sum, the France-headquartered content production giant revealed on Wednesday.
BBC Studios has increased its investment in Firebird Pictures to take full ownership of the scripted company, which was set up by Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth.
Tatiana Rodríguez, Paramount's director of content, marketing and commercial solutions for Southern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, has left the company in the wake of JC Acosta's exit, C21 has learned.
LA-based Universal Studio Group has made a pair of high-profile appointments to the development teams at Universal Content Productions and Universal Television.
Today we hear from Lionsgate Television Group chair Kevin Beggs, speaking at Content Canada, about how the US studio is adapting to the changes brought by Covid and streaming, and where the industry is headed next.
New York-headquartered Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has hired former MGM executive Phil Oppenheim as chief content officer as it pushes further into the ad-supported streaming space.
European producer and distributor StudioCanal has promoted Alix Lebrat to chief operating officer of TV series.
Eagle Eye Drama, the UK prodco set up by the team behind international drama brand Walter Presents, is launching a production company in Belgium called Happy Duck Films.
Germany’s Constantin Film is partnering with Frank Spotnitz’s US-based Big Light Productions to develop a TV drama about the Nuremberg trials.
LA- and Sydney-based production company Eureka Productions is teaming up with John de Mol’s Dutch content company Talpa to develop and shop a US adaptation of the fast-paced quizshow The Floor.
Media- and entertainment-focused private equity firm Atwater Capital is launching a US$100m fund after striking strategic alliances with KKR and Goldman Sachs’ affiliate Goldman Sachs Petershill.
Aragón TV in Spain has ordered a local version of primetime entertainment gameshow Trash or Treasure, created by Banijay-owned Mastiff TV in Sweden.
A reunion show featuring contestants from various versions of RuPaul’s Drag Race is the latest spin-off from the hit format heading to the streaming service from World of Wonder, which is taking a slate of drag-themed entertainment formats to Mipcom.
Drops of God, a live-action adaptation of the manga series of the same name, is headlining US-based Legendary Entertainment’s scripted slate for Mipcom alongside a pair of other dramas.
A local version of comedy competition format Taskmaster is among the new shows heading to Paramount-owned Australian broadcaster Network 10 in 2023.
German broadcaster ZDF’s younger-skewing network ZDFneo has ordered an adaptation of French comedy series Irresponsable from ITV Studios Germany.
Vancouver-based studio Global Mechanic Media is launching several new preschool shows at Mipcom, headlined by Wolf & Button, which the company co-created alongside Emmy winners Kathy Waugh and Glen Berger (Peep & The Big Wide World).
ZDF in Germany is on board a second season of the Egyptology-themed tween live-action series Theodosia, produce by Paris-based Cottonwood Media.
German media company Mainstream Media has launched three free ad-supported TV channels, called Filmgold, Strong Women and World of Freesports.
Irish animation company Lighthouse Studios is developing an animated series for adults based on Declan Shalvey and Philip Barrett’s graphic novel Savage Town.
German pubcaster ARD and Austria’s ORF have commissioned a six-part miniseries on writer Franz Kafka from Austrian prodco Superfilm.

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