10 Stories You Should Know: 11/21/2022
Here are the stories that should be on your radar
Here are the stories that should be on your radar for Monday, November 21st, 2022:
Future Of TF1, M6 & France Télévisions’ Joint Streaming Platform Salto Hangs In The Balance (Deadline)
French streaming platform Salto – a joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions – could be sold off or shut down in the coming months, according to local media reports.
Netflix Subsidiary Signs $100 mil. Deal With Seoul For New Production Studio (Korea Times)
The investment will be made over the next five years to introduce the U.S. firm's new special effects production studio in the city, which is expected to create jobs for at least 200 local Korean artists. The new facility, according to the MOU signed on Monday, will also embrace aspiring video producers under its educational goals to teach about the company's reputed high-end digital production technologies such as real-time filmmaking software, LED volumetric capture and machine-learning algorithms.
Iran Arrests Actresses for Removing Headscarves, Supporting Protests (The Hollywood Reporter)
Iranian authorities have arrested two well-known local actresses after they showed support for the country’s protest movement and appeared in public without their hijabs, or headscarves.
beIN Offers 22 Live Qatar World Cup Games For Free To MENA Audiences (Digital TV Europe)
On the eve of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, beIN Media announced that it will broadcast 22 matches on its free-to-air beIN Sports channel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The free-to-air coverage kicked off with Qatar versus Ecuador, with beIn calling the giveaway “a celebration of the first World Cup in the Arab world”.
Disney+ Unveils Debut Nordic Original ‘To Cook A Bear’ (Deadline)
Disney+ has unveiled its debut Nordic original, an adaptation of Swedish author Mikael Niemi’s To Cook a Bear. Anagram Sweden’s six-parter takes place in the mid-nineteenth century in the village of Kengis, northern Sweden, centering on a runaway Sami boy who develops a deep relationship while investigating an unexpected murder mystery.
10 Stories You Should Know is a reader-supported publication. To support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
MBC Planning Saudi ‘Dubai Bling’ Rival For Shahid (Arab News)
MBC, which recently relocated its headquarters to Riyadh from Dubai, is renowned for pushing the envelope on many fronts, producing daring and critical television shows such as the Daesh bride series “Black Crows,” which led to threats against the producers, and “Tash Ma Tash,” a satirical comedy that was condemnatory of Saudi Arabia’s religious police and their methods.
Paramount+ Reveals Premiere Date for MTV Docs Slate (Variety)
The line-up spotlights the story of a family saying goodbye to their patriarch in “Dig!” director Ondi Timoner’s “Last Flight Home,” as well as the portrait of an artist working against all odds in “ART & Krimes by Krimes.”
DreamWorks Launches Kids & Entertainment Channel In France (Deadline)
DreamWorks has launched its debut channel in France. The DreamWorks 24-hour kids and family entertainment channel has kicked off on SFR linear and on-demand in the nation and is now available in 43 countries, having recently rolled out to Mexico, Chile and Brazil.
Streaming Services Sub-License Film Rights To Generate Revenue (Mint)
For better monetisation of acquired films, video streaming platforms in India are increasingly sub-licensing rights to both old and new movies, including same language versions for the dubbed ones. Amazon original Shershaah is now available on Viacom18 owned Colors as well as VOOT Select, so is the older film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. New releases like the Telugu film Sita Ramam and Tamil film Vikram are available on Disney+ Hotstar as well as other OTTs. Vijay Deverakonda-starrer Dear Comrade is streaming on Amazon Prime Video as well as MX Player while the dubbed Hindi version of Tamil action drama Vikram Vedha is on Disney+ Hotstar as well as on MX Player. While exclusivity was their core USP earlier, such deals help platforms keep their film acquisition costs under control and help them increase the size of their libraries.
Americans Are Watching More International TV Than Ever Before (The Hollywood Reporter)
Before the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hands out the winged statuettes for the 2022 International Emmy Awards, they should preface the event by saying: Mission accomplished. When the Academy held the inaugural International Emmys in 1973, the interest in, and market for, non-U.S. television was close to zero.