LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Lars von Trier is readying English-language TV series The House That Jack Built for Danish public broadcaster DR and the team behind The Killing.
History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).
Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.
Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake Blind Date for Irish broadcaster TV3.
Israeli media group Keshet is planning to develop dual screenfocused dramas and comedies to replicate the success of interactive talent format Rising Star.
Leopard Drama’s forthcoming CBBC series Eve has been picked up by HBO in Latin America ahead of its UK launch.
Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.
HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.
International channel BBC First has called for Twitter users to contribute ideas to an online drama.
Controversial Channel 4 show Sex Box has been picked up for a full series in the US following a successful local pilot.
US network CBS is to remake Big Talk Productions sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
A raft of big-budget US acquisitions are set to be unveiled over the next few weeks as British broadcasters conclude their efforts to land this year’s offerings from the LA Screenings.
HBO is hunting for dramas which it can co-produce with Sky, as well as looking to order a family-friendly scripted series.
Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz and Viacom vice president of commissioning Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca are to join BBC Worldwide’s commissioning team.
ITV Studios America has struck a first-look deal with the US literary talent and production firm behind series including Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Minds and True Blood.
FRIDAY: David Walliams’ sitcom Big School returned for a second term with 1.2m fewer viewers than the opening series launch.
Diplomacy is needed to manage the shifting balance of content ownership, argues Stuart Cosgrove
“It’s hard to look at another Harry Styles haircut without seeing the contrivances nesting inside it.”
A special edition of Talking TV heads to the Edinburgh International Television Festival to sort through all the major themes of this year’s conference.