10 Global TV Stories You Should Know: 05/30/2024

Here’s the global TV and streaming stories that should be on your radar for Thursday, May 30th, 2024:

Russell Brand Revelations Have Failed To “Shift The Dial” On Harassment In Film & TV, Bectu Research Finds (Deadline)
The overwhelming majority of workers in UK film and TV have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment, according to a survey from Bectu, which found that high-profile cases like Russell Brand have done little to “shift the dial.”

Match TV And Okko To Show Euro 2024 In Russia (Sportcal)
The upcoming 2024 UEFA European Championship men's national teams soccer tournament will receive broad coverage in Russia after deals were agreed with Gazprom Media-owned sports broadcaster Match TV and subscription streaming service Okko Sport.

MENA Streaming Revenue To Reach $1.2bn At End Of 2024 (Digital TV Europe)
Total streaming revenues in the MENA region exceeded $1bn in 2023 and are predicted to rise by a further 13% to more than $1.2bn by the end of this year, according to new research from media analysts Omdia. Local operators Shahid and StarzPlay are leading streaming growth with the bulk of the market share, says the report.

Australia: Pluto TV Adds RealMadrid TV On 10 Play (Advanced-Television)
Football fans in Australia can now access the RealMadrid TV FAST channel. The channel has joined the lineup of Pluto TV FAST channels already on 10 Play and can be streamed via the Live TV With Pluto TV branded area.

Argentina’s ‘Cris Miro,’ Bio Series About Iconic Trans Artist, Debuts Late June on TNT, Flow And Max (Variety)
Argentine bio series “Cris Miro” is slated to debut on TNT, Flow and Max across various territories in late June. While cable network TNT will be airing the series every Sunday from June 23 in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, local platform Flow will stream the series in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay starting June 24.

Netflix’s Seine-Set Shark Thriller ‘Under Paris’ Faces Take Down Threat Amid Original Story Lawsuit (Deadline)
Netflix's Seine-set Shark thriller Under Paris could be taken off the platform within days of its release on June 5 due to legal proceedings brought by a writer-director who claims it was developed without his knowledge from an original idea he registered with France's rights management body SACD in 2011.

WBD Extends Wimbledon Rights In 11 markets (Advanced-Television)
The Wimbledon tennis tournament will remain on Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) channels and platforms in 11 markets in Europe through a new long-term rights agreement with The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

BBC Takes Rare Step Of Issuing Statement On Ongoing ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Misconduct Probe (Deadline)
The BBC has taken the rare step of issuing a statement on an ongoing misconduct probe pertaining to one of its shows, Strictly Come Dancing and the Giovanni Pernice fallout. The BBC has been gathering evidence in recent weeks as it examines serious complaints against a dancer widely understood to be Pernice from multiple claimants including, reportedly, Sherlock actor Amanda Abbington, who was partnered with Pernice last year but left the show after a few weeks citing medical reasons.

Netflix Orders Italian Comedy ‘Maschi Veri’ From Groenlandia (TBI Vision)
 Maschi Veri follows Mattia (Maurizio Lastrico), Massimo (Matteo Martari), Riccardo (Francesco Montanari) and Luigi (Pietro Sermonti), four friends in their forties who, in a world that tries to change towards social and gender equality, find themselves to face their own prejudices, the paradigms of “toxic masculinity” and the unexpected consequences of having to question yourself.

DAZN Signs Ironman Broadcast Deal (Advanced-Television)
Ironman, the long-distance triathlon, and DAZN, the sports streaming platform, have signed a two-year global broadcast partnership. As part of the deal, DAZN will showcase all of the Ironman Pro Series races, inclusive of the split location women’s and men’s VinFast Ironman World Championship races and the two-day women’s and men’s VinFast Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlons.