As executive chairman and chief media officer, the former CBS and Xbox Entertainment Studios exec (pictured) will focus on extending the New York- and Tel Aviv-based company’s portfolio beyond interactive music videos.
With reality ratings slumping, documentaries are back in vogue. Execs from U.S. networks and streaming services discuss their reasons for bringing big docs and blue chip projects to their slates.
BBC Worldwide North America and Netflix have teamed up to bring the original UK broadcast version of the BBC’s Planet Earth: The Complete Series (pictured) to U.S. audiences.
Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and the National Film Board of Canada’s interactive series Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured) are among the nominees for the Banff World Media Festival’s 2015 Rockie Awards.
UK-based content provider Barcroft Media has inked content deals with British distributors DRG and TVF International that will see the company acquire more than 25 hours of premium factual programming for its digital platforms. (Pictured: Barcroft Media founder Sam Barcroft)
Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Mike Fleiss’ documentary about the Grateful Dead’s co-founder, The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (pictured), and set a May 22 premiere date.
With MIPDoc kicking off in Cannes on Saturday (April 11) followed by MIPTV on April 13, realscreen presents the third and final part in our annual round-up of new non-fiction and unscripted titles from distributors heading to the Croisette. (Pictured: Outlaw Country)