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US factual giant Discovery has added three million direct-to-consumer subscribers since Q1 this year for services such as Discovery+, amid reports it is exploring a takeover of UK broadcaster Channel 4.
Bafta chair Krishnendu Majumdar has become the latest television executive to speak out against UK government proposals to sell off Channel 4, revealing he is “deeply concerned” at the plans for the commercially funded pubcaster.
Australian public broadcaster SBS has appointed BBC Studios exec Emily Griggs as head of entertainment and food.
Subscription service Amazon Kids+ has acquired the latest animated series based on iconic Japanese property Hello Kitty as it continues to grow its library aimed at children.
Fox Entertainment in the US is acquiring Gordon Ramsay’s production company from All3Media and launching a new international venture with the TV chef, as part of an overall deal announced today.
Today we hear from Philippe Alessandri, founder and CEO of Paris-based Watch Next Media, about why funding animated series for kids isn't getting any easier, despite a plethora of buyers looking for content.
Irish prodco ShinAwiL has hired former NBC executive Chuck LaBella to drive the company’s strategy to break into the US market.
Canadian animation studio Mercury Filmworks has hired David Keneford as its first chief talent officer as the company embarks upon a recruitment drive.
Wild Sheep Content, the LA-based prodco set up by former Netflix global originals head Erik Barmack, has teamed up with Glasgow’s Synchronicity Films to produce a series adaptation of Mark Lawrence’s fantasy book trilogy One Word Kill.
German sales house Autentic Distribution has made two hires for its sales team as it shifts its strategy towards investing in more content.
International sales of Australian films and TV programming have soared in the past year, driven by demand from streamers as well as platforms and broadcasters in more than a dozen territories.
Disney-owned US streamer has given a straight-to-series order to Tell Me Lies, a drama based on Carola Lovering's novel of the same name.
Off The Fence, the European producer and distributor behind Oscar-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, has secured sales rights in certain territories to nature doc Last of the Right Whales.
Recently launched US financing firm The Co-Production Company has joined forces with Israel’s Ananey Studios to coproduce upcoming live-action teen series Thalath.
Irish pubcaster RTÉ Jr has boarded 2D preschool series Ivy’s Bookshop, which producer Ink & Light is pitching at French event Cartoon Forum next month.
Amazon-owned free streaming service IMDb TV has picked up AVoD rights in the US to an animated kids’ series about a pink poodle living in a world of werewolves.
US factual giant Discovery has handed promotions to Rebecca Kent and Glen Kyne, formerly joint general managers of its businesses in Australia and New Zealand, and brought in a new exec to oversee South Korea and Japan.

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