Avi Nir
Israel
2018

Keshet Media Group

Avi
Nir

CEO

Widely regarded in Israel as a genius with a crystal ball instinct for content, Nir joined Keshet Media Group in 1993 and became its CEO in 2002. Since then, the mass-media company has broken barriers both at home and abroad and established the country as a tour de force in the small-screen universe, producing genre-busting shows such as “Prisoners of War,” which became the award-winning “Homeland” in the U.S. The recent Hebrew thriller “When Heroes Fly” won the best series prize at this year’s inaugural Cannesseries festival and will head to Netflix in 2019. In April 2017, Nir oversaw the acquisition of German production company Tresor TV for Keshet International, and the following March he claimed a majority stake in U.K. production incubator Greenbird Media.

Career

  • Keshet Media Group
  • Keshet 12
  • Mako

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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After more than a year of speculation in Israeli news outlets, TV broadcaster and production giant Keshet has finally confirmed the existence of its long-rumored upcoming reality show, titled “2025.” The series - which some reports describe as a mashup of “The Truman Show” and “Big Brother” - is expected to pit a varied group of contestants against each other inside an entire fake city constructed for the show.This week, the network began to tease "2025" and promote it on...

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