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Sky, Fremantle Unveil Dark Prison Drama ‘The King’ Toplining ‘Montalbano’ Star Luca Zingaretti

Fremantle and pay-TV operator Sky are unveiling Sky original series “The King,” an innovative prison drama toplining Luca Zingaretti, who is best known as the titular character in…

HBO Max to Launch in Turkey as Part of European Expansion

HBO Max is expanding in Turkey as an extension of its broader rollout across 21 new European territories. It has appointed Baris Zavaroglu as director general for the…

Australia, New Zealand Celebrate High-Profile Winners at Low-Key Golden Globes

Australia and New Zealand celebrated Golden Globe award wins for talent and filmmakers, including Jane Campion and Nicole Kidman, while Hollywood played down the untelevised ceremony. Campion was…

Susan Zirinsky, Tied to CBS News’ Past, Wants to Build Its Streaming Future

Susan Zirinsky is back in a job where she can do one of her favorite things: tell a few stories. For decades, Zirinsky, who left her role as…

Sky Supports Black Entrepreneurs with $1.3 Million Enterprise Initiative

Comcast-backed pay-TV operator Sky is setting out to support more Black-owned and led businesses in the U.K. through a £1 million ($1.3 million) fund, with plans to grow…

Disney Channels Including ABC, ESPN Go Dark on YouTube TV After Google Deal Lapses

Disney’s suite of networks — including ABC and ESPN — have gone dark on YouTube TV after the media conglomerate and Google failed to forge a new deal…

‘Saturday Night Live’: British Adaptation of Late-Night Sketch Show in the Works at Sky

“Live from London…It’s Saturday Night”? NBC’s iconic late-night sketch show could be hitting British shores in the future. Variety has confirmed that a U.K. adaptation of the format…

Comcast Launches YouTube TV for Xfinity Broadband Customers

It’s another case of the streaming wars making strange bedfellows: Comcast announced that starting today, Google’s YouTube TV is now available on Xfinity Flex, the cable giant’s video…

‘Parasite’ Star Song Kang-ho Heads Cast of Kim Jee-woon’s ‘Cobweb’

“Parasite” star Song Kang-ho will reteam for the fifth time with leading Korean director Kim Jee-woon on their upcoming feature film “Cobweb.” Kim describes the project as “experimental”…

Data Is Driving Content and Business Decisions in Asian TV, Streaming and Sports

The rise of new OTT platforms in Southeast Asia has made content distribution and story development much more data driven, according to media executives at the Asian Television…

Sam Neill Stars in ‘The Twelve’ Australian Courtroom Drama Series for Foxtel  

Sam Neill (“Jurassic World: Dominion,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Palm Beach”) heads the cast of crime drama series “The Twelve” marking his return to Australian TV series after…

Hulu Live TV Plans Will Add Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hike Monthly Prices by $5

Disney will give Hulu + Live TV customers access to its two other premium streaming packages — Disney Plus and ESPN Plus — whether they want them or…