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  • Amazon to adapt New York Times story
    Amazon has acquired exclusive rights to a New York Times story and podcast and is developing the property into a drama series.
  • Netflix's Crown to conclude with S6
    Netflix hit The Crown will return for a sixth season after all, with creator Peter Morgan reversing his previous decision to stop after five seasons of the period drama.
  • Fuse brings digital talkshow to linear
    Jennifer Lopez-backed US broadcaster Fuse Media is moving an original digital talkshow to its flagship linear channel.
  • Hulu gives Ramy a third run
    NEWS BRIEF: Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has renewed its comedy-drama series Ramy for a 10-episode third season, produced by US indie A24.
  • Back to the future
    With the launch of NBCUniversal’s Peacock following HBO Max, Disney+ and others, what was once the future for TV has now well and truly arrived.
  • Hopster seeks black history content
    CMC: UK-based preschool digital entertainment platform Hopster is looking to increase its diversity both on- and off-screen.
  • New fund calls for post-Covid projects
    A media fund has been set up to invest in commercial English-language TV series to take advantage of potential opportunities in a post-Covid-19 world.
  • Netflix orders dramas, takes Hand of God
    Netflix has commissioned original series in Belgium and Sweden and is working with Paolo Sorrentino, Lorenzo Mieli and Fremantle's The Apartment Pictures on a new feature-length project in Italy.
  • Former WildBrain head joins Aux Mode
    Toronto-based digital rights management company Aux Mode has hired the former president and chief operating officer of kids' content company Wildbrain as a strategic advisor.
  • Barcroft Studios feels Totally Game
    UK factual prodco Barcroft Studios is preparing an original shortform docuseries about gaming.
  • Larcher named head of HBO Max Int'l
    WarnerMedia has hired MBC executive and Hulu alum Johannes Larcher to lead the global roll-out of its HBO Max streaming service.
  • eOne, Olympusat agree carriage deal
    Transatlantic producer and distributor Entertainment One has signed a multi-year licensing partnership with Spanish-language OTT operator Olympusat.
  • HBO Max finds Young Love
    US streamer HBO Max has greenlit an animated series based on Oscar-winning short film Hair Love, from creator Matthew A Cheery and Sony Pictures Animation.
  • CuriosityStream pushes into Sweden
    NEWS BRIEF: CuriosityStream, the factual-focused US streamer launched by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, is expanding into Sweden for the first time.
  • Last Kingdom still standing at Netflix
    NEWS BRIEF: Streaming giant Netflix has renewed its drama series The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories novels, for a 10-part fifth season.
  • Apple TV+ links with Sendak Foundation
    Apple TV+ has agreed a multi-year overall deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation, which supports the artistic legacy of the late author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Venezuela's RCTV unveils VoD offer
    Venezuelan broadcaster RCTV has launched its own streaming platform with more than 5,000 hours of Spanish-language content.
  • Netflix renews Dead to Me for final season
    Netflix has renewed its dark comedy series Dead to Me for a third and final season and has formed a multi-year partnership with the show's creator.
  • ¡Hola! TV expands into US VoD
    NEWS BRIEF: Atresmedia-owned celebrity and lifestyle network ¡Hola! TV has partnered with telecoms operator Charter Communications to expand its reach across the US.
  • Smartphone SVoD use on the rise
    Smartphones will account for 40% of SVoD subscriptions by 2025, according to Digital TV Research.

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