Avi Nir
Ronen Akerman

Keshet Media Group



Nir joined Keshet in 1993, taking the top job in 2002. Since then, he has led the group — home to leading Israeli commercial channel Keshet 12, news company N12 and distributor Keshet International — onto the global stage. The company made its name with “Prisoners of War,” which became Showtime hit “Homeland.” More recently, L.A.-based Keshet Studios produced fantasy drama “La Brea” for NBC. Remakes of two of Keshet’s Israeli hits are in the final stages of production ahead of their debut on Apple TV+ next year: Keshet Studios’ “Echo 3” and Keshet Productions’ “Suspicion.” Filming has also begun in Antwerp on new international crime drama “Diamonds,” the first co-prod between Keshet International and De Mensen for Netflix and the Belgian channel VRT.


  • Keshet Media Group
  • Mako


  • Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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NBC’s ‘La Brea’ Season 2 Will Return to Australia for Production

NBC’s ‘La Brea’ Season 2 Will Return to Australia for Production

NBC’s hit disaster action series “La Brea” will return to Australia for production of season two. The series will receive $11.5 million (A$16 million) of subsidy from the Australian federal government.The move was announced on Monday by Paul Fletcher, Australia’s federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts. He said that the show will film again in Victoria state, but gave no specifics about the timings. NBC announced the show’s renewal in November, after seven episodes had aired.The...


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