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  • Industrial gains Momentum tie-up
    Industrial Media, the LA-based production group behind ABC's American Idol, has agreed an overall deal with fellow US prodco Momentum Content to develop and create new content.
  • SBT keeps Keep It or Lose It
    NEWS BRIEF: Brazilian broadcaster SBT has commissioned fourth and fifth seasons of the Global Agency-distributed format Keep It or Lose It, totalling 26 new episodes.
  • Wall to Wall alum sets up formats firm
    The former head of entertainment development at Warner Bros-owned Wall to Wall in the UK has set up her own entertainment formats company.
  • Disney completes 21st Century Fox deal
    The Walt Disney Company has closed its acquisition of assets belonging to 21st Century Fox, marking an "extraordinary and historic moment" for the media giant, according to CEO Bob Iger.
  • ESG, Huace get Younger in China
    China's Huace Group has struck a deal with Endemol Shine Group to remake the latter's US drama series Younger.
  • Passion takes Mums to Cannes
    A factual entertainment series in which a group of mothers write, direct and produce their own porn film is topping Passion Distribution's MipTV slate.
  • C4 bangs up UK teens in US jail
    Channel 4 in the UK has commissioned a series in which wayward teens will be sent to one of the toughest jails in the US in a bid to divert them from a life of crime.
  • BBC Lifestyle goes on First Dates in SA
    South African pay TV network BBC Lifestyle has ordered a local version of Warner Bros dating format First Dates.
  • Netflix gets interactive with Bear Grylls
    Netflix is returning to interactive programming, this time with an adventure series that allows viewers to choose the actions of survival expert Bear Grylls.
  • ESG alum dives into Banijay's Brainpool
    Banijay Group-owned German producer Brainpool has restructured its unscripted division and appointed a former Endemol Shine Group exec to oversee part of its operations.
  • Station to station
    The US programme syndication sector is abuzz with new product this year, as station groups embrace new platforms, business models and technologies.
  • Feld exits Reshet 13
    The head of acquisitions, sales and international relations at Israel's Reshet 13 has left the broadcaster.
  • BBC urges UK regulatory parity
    The chairman of the BBC is to urge UK regulators to modernise the country's media laws as the public broadcaster attempts to keep pace with streamers such as Netflix and YouTube.
  • Russian net takes two Twofour formats
    A Russian broadcaster is set to remake two entertainment formats distributed by UK-based Twofour Rights, marking the company's first deals in the territory.
  • Sky Italia extends X Factor deal
    Sky Italia has signed a four-year deal extension with Fremantle Italy and Syco Entertainment to remain the exclusive Italian home of The X Factor.
  • C4 extends Bake Off, adds Jr version
    Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has extended The Great British Bake Off for a further two years and has also commissioned a kids-focused spin-off from the cooking competition.
  • Banijay's Secret Life uncovered in Japan
    A Japanese broadcaster is set to air a local version of Banijay Rights format The Secret Life of Four Year Olds.
  • Amazon, Katims adapt Israeli autism show
    Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot from Jason Katims for a series based on an Israeli comedy-drama about autism.
  • ITV sweetens Sunday line-up
    ITV in the UK has commissioned a daytime cooking series fronted by John Torode and Lisa Faulkner and has ordered more episodes of This Morning on Sunday.
  • Trading Spaces exec journeys to Jupiter
    US-based Jupiter Entertainment has struck an overall coproduction deal with the producer behind TLC's Trading Spaces and his banner Two Fifteen West Entertainment.

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