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Top Canadian TV Financier Rebrands to Drive Greater Diversity, Inclusion

The Canada Media Fund has translated its new visual identity into 12 Indigenous language to encourage greater investment in First Nation creators.

‘Penny Dreadful’ Director Paco Cabezas Joins ‘The Gypsy Bride’

'Penny Dreadful' director Paco Cabezas has signed on to helm the new crime series 'The Gypsy Bride' for ViacomCBS International Studios and Banijay's Diagonal TV.

RTL Buys Stake in Streaming Platform Bedrock, Targets 5-7 Million SVOD Customers

European TV giant RTL Group bought a 50 percent stake in streaming technology platform Bedrock and is targeting 5-7 Million SVOD customers. RTL posted record revenue of $7.4 billion for 2019, but warned the coronavirus could hit financials for this year.

SAG-AFTRA Expands Fremantle Investigation After Gabrielle Union Meeting, Orlando Jones Claims

SAG-AFTRA is expanding its investigation into Fremantle Media after meeting with Gabrielle Union and following Orlando Jones' claim that he was fired from American Gods.

Orlando Jones Says He Was Fired From ‘American Gods’ for Sending “Wrong Message for Black America”

Orlando Jones says he was fired from Starz's 'American Gods' in September, alleging that new showrunner Charles Eglee decided his character was sending "the wrong message for black America."

Cineflix Rights Taps Ex-Fremantle Executive for North American Acquisitions

U,K,-based Cineflix Rights has bolstered its U.S. and Canadian acquisitions arm by tapping former Fremantle executive Felicia Litovitz for the newly created role of vp acquisitions, North America.

European RTL Group to Spend $400M on Streaming Programming Over Next 3 Years

RTL Group, Europe's leading commercial television company, on Thursday said it would invest close to $400 million over the next three years in building up its VOD services, with the bulk, some $340 million, budgeted for content production and acquisition.

This Week in TV: Ricky Gervais in ‘After Life,’ ‘Now Apocalypse,’ ‘Superstore’ Returns

The returns of 'Superstore' and 'American Gods,' a new Ricky Gervais show and Gregg Araki's 'Now Apocalypse' are on tap for the week of March 4.

Fremantle Signs Saudi Arabia Format Deal With Middle East Producer

Fremantle strikes a deal with Middle East production house M for Media to get its entertainment formats produced in Saudi Arabia. The indie TV giant said at MIPCOM that the pact predated the disappearance of Saudi exile Jamal Khashoggi.

‘American Gods’ Sidelines New Showrunner Amid Delays and Frustrations (Exclusive)

'American Gods' season two is a mess: Showrunner Jesse Alexander has effectively been removed from the show.

FremantleMedia Reports 32 Percent Gender Pay Gap in U.K.

Female employees are paid, on average, nearly a third less than men at the production giant, a gap rising to 84 percent if bonuses are included.

Cecile Frot-Coutaz Resigns as CEO of FremantleMedia to Join YouTube

The French exec was responsible for rebooting 'American Idol' and for shifting the global production giant towards high-end drama such as 'American Gods' and 'The Young Pope.'