10 Stories You Should Know: 09/27/2022
I could have done 20 stories this morning....
Here is a rundown of the stories that should be on your radar this morning:
Netflix Sets Rocco Siffredi Drama ‘Supersex’ As Latest Original Series From Italy (Deadline)
Netflix has unwrapped its latest Italian series, Supersex. Produced by Fremantle producer The Apartment and Banijay-owned Groenlandia, it is inspired by the real life of European pornstar Rocco Siffredi. The seven-episode show will be available on Netflix globally in 2023.
Scottish Clubs Approve £150m TV Deal With Sky Sports - Meaning The Broadcaster Could Show 80 Top-Flight Games Per Year (Daily Mail)
Under the terms of the new deal, Sky will be allowed to show 60 games per season from 2024-25 — up from 48. In return, the broadcaster is prepared to increase payments to Premiership clubs from the current £25m to £30m by 2028-29.
Sky would also have first refusal on two additional bundles of ten games per season at a cost of £4m from 2024-25.
U.K.’s Channel 4 CEO on Possible Privatization, Netflix and Ad Market Challenges (The Hollywood Reporter)
Channel 4 is in discussions with the U.K. government about its future, Alex Mahon, the CEO of the U.K. broadcaster, said at a Royal Television Society (RTS) event on Tuesday. She expressed hope that the government of Prime Minister Liz Truss would focus on “facts, data and evidence,” she told the RTS London Convention 2022.
Jodie Whittaker Says Her ‘Massive’ Doctor Who Finale Is ‘One For The Whovians’ (Empire Online)
The final adventure for any Doctor is always an event – but this one looks to be particularly huge, not only waving goodbye to Whittaker, but bringing back Janet Fielding and Sophie Aldred as legendary former companions Tegan and Ace, and corralling a cavalcade of Who villains: Sacha Dhawan’s The Master, the Daleks, and the Cybermen among them.
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HBO Max Sets Cold War Drama ‘Spy/Master’ as Streamer’s Central and Eastern European Production Winds Down (Variety)
An HBO Max spokesperson confirmed to Variety that the streamer still has several CEE productions in the pipeline that were commissioned before Warner Bros. Discovery announced the shift in its programming strategy for Europe. As with other local HBO Max originals, “Spy/Master” will be available for licensing in territories where the streaming service is yet to roll out.
Paramore Turns To Ticketmaster’s ‘Face Value Ticket Exchange’ To Limit Resales And Scalping Following Springsteen Fiasco (Digital Music)
“The Face Value Exchange will allow fans to offer their tickets for resale at face value exclusively through Ticketmaster and will not be eligible to resell on third-party sites for profit,” the band proceeded, encouraging fans to visit Ticketmaster itself for additional information.
“Paramore has partnered with Ticketmaster to make sure fans get their tickets at face value. To achieve this, tickets will be restricted from transfer – restricting ticket transfer will help to prevent the unwanted resale of any tickets at above face value prices,” the Live Nation subsidiary’s website elaborates.
Warner Bros. Discovery International Boss Gerhard Zeiler Talks Up “Development” Of ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Game Of Thrones’, DC Franchises As Major Priority – RTS London (Deadline)
He stressed the success of WBD-owned streamer HBO Max Spain commissions such as 30 Coins although was speaking after the streamer shut down commissioning in many European territories, making around 30 people redundant so far. Several productions in the CEE region are continuing, but no new orders will follow.
Saudi Version Of Global ‘Idol’ Talent Show Announced (Arab News)
With filming scheduled to start in October, the Saudi Idol program will attempt to unearth local talent, mainly in Riyadh, with a four-member jury that constitutes of Saudi singer Aseel Abu Bakr, Emirati singer and actress Ahlam, popular Arab singer Asala (Syrian), and Iraqi-Saudi singer and composer Majed Al Mohandis.
Hulu Takes Aussie True Crime Drama ‘Vanishing Act’ (The Hollywood Reporter)
Hulu has picked up U.S. rights to the Australian series Vanishing Act, a mystery crime drama based on the real-life disappearance of Australian high-roller Melissa Caddick. Caddick was an Australian businesswoman who allegedly swindled her family and friends out of millions of dollars to bankroll her lavish lifestyle of designer clothes, fast cars, expensive real estate and flash holidays.
Nigeria: Naija Star Search - Contestants Perform Nigerian Classics As Contest Officially Begins (Premium Times)
Seventeen contestants, made up of young and promising music talents, were unveiled by the judges last Sunday.
They will perform only Naija songs, starting with the classics and contemporaries to warm their vibes (ginger their swagger) and then sing original songs.