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RX France, formerly known as Reed Midem, has confirmed details for the next edition of MipTV, with the previously separate MipFormats and MipDoc now rolled into one main event.
Shows from Israel, France, Thailand, China, Norway, New Zealand and the UK were among the winners at the International Emmy Awards last night.
Warner Bros International Television Production Australia and The Betoota Advocate, a local satirical news site, have struck a production partnership.
MBC-owned Arabic SVoD service Shahid VIP has commissioned a local version of BBC Studios comedy format The Stand Up Sketch Show.
ITV Studios-backed UK production company Boom has promoted Hollie Abbott to director of development.
The newly appointed CEO of Endemol Shine Brazil, Nani Freitas, plans to increase multiplatform engagement with the producer’s formats.
Netflix has boarded the second season of the South African version of gameshow Family Feud and will make the format available across 44 new countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Free-to-air channel Ukraine has ordered a local version of Fremantle's unscripted variety format Game of Talents.
Public services broadcasters should not be given “special treatment” when it comes to prominence in EPGs, smart TVs and pay TV services, according to former BBC producer Salma Shah.
GB News' former chairman and presenter Andrew Neil has launched a scathing attack on the founders and board of the fledgling free-to-air UK news channel, describing them as a “UKIP tribute band.”
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are reuniting for a 20th anniversary Harry Potter reunion on WarnerMedia-owned US streamer HBO Max.
ITV Studios, the production and distribution arm of the UK commercial broadcaster, has appointed former ITV2 and E4 commissioner Angela Jain as its first director of unscripted in the UK.
Entertainment One is developing a television adaptation of the board game Trivial Pursuit, which is owned by its parent company, Hasbro.
Netflix has launched a new website that will provide weekly lists of the most popular titles on its service, both globally and on a territory-by-territory basis.
DCD Media is set to sell its assets to financer, producer and distributor 108 Media after its main shareholder said it was unwilling to keep funding the UK indie.
Multiple international broadcasters have renewed their versions of dating format Married At First Sight, with others picking up the show for the first time.
Television industry veteran David Frank, founder of RDF Media and former CEO of Zodiak Media Group, has died aged 63.
Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Greek commercial network Alpha TV have commissioned local versions of French singing competition format The Secret Song.
Former Sky and Mentorn Media excec Mel Crawford has launched an independent production company called Goat Films and secured its first major primetime commission, from ITV in the UK.
Swedish public broadcaster SVT has commissioned a local version of Banijay format Climate Bootcamp.
Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has extended the licence for Love Productions’ The Great British Bake Off for a further three years until 2024.
Amazon Prime Video has acquired a James Blunt-fronted competition series for amateur brewers.
Toronto-based factual prodco Cream Productions has appointed Angelica Siegel as sustainability strategy manager.
US SVoD service Discovery+ has given the go-ahead to a second season of its show UFO Witness, after the release of a US government report on unidentified flying objects earlier this year added new fuel to the genre's popularity.
ITV Studios has appointed Ella Umansky as VP of format acquisitions for its Creative Network business.
Reality TV SVoD service Hayu and three Canadian broadcasters have acquire shows from Australian distributor Fred Media.
ITV Studios-owned format production label Potato has hired former Objective Productions and Channel 4 executive Adam Adler as creative director.
All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios have again joined forces to hold the London Screenings as an in-person event in February and March next year.
UK commercial broadcaster ITV is expecting to achieve the highest advertising revenue in its history in 2021.
Global SVoD Discovery+ has identified paranormal content to set it apart from its non-scripted competitors as the genre experiences a surge in the wake of the pandemic.

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