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Million Dollar Intern

UKTV buys BBCW’s global series


UKTV has acquired a raft of shows that were commissioned by BBC Worldwide for its international channels.

Did He Do It?

Britespark wins US commission for docu-drama


Britespark Films, the indie set up by former Cineflix head of documentaries Nick Godwin, has secured its second significant commission in the US.


HBO boards BBC's The Casual Vacancy


HBO has come on board BBC’s television adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestseller The Casual Vacancy.

Find My Past

Lion's Find My Past heads to Travel Channel


US cable network Travel Channel is remaking Lion Television’s British genealogy series Find My Past.

D-Day 360

PBS orders Windfall D-Day doc


US public broadcaster PBS has ordered a one-off D-Day documentary from Windfall Films which draws heavily on cutting-edge technology.

David Abraham

UK indies head to China


A trade mission comprising 22 UK TV indies and Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham is heading to China for the first ever China-UK TV summit.

Orange is the New Black

Netflix unveils price hike


Netflix is to increase the price of its subscription streaming service around the world to help with its push to acquire more content.

The Hangover

The Hangover indie launches TV distribution arm


The Hangover producer Legendary has launched an international TV distribution division following the appointment of former Sony Pictures Television president Michael Grindon.

China Summit

Chinese TV delegation heads to UK


A delegation of Chinese TV industry executives is heading to London in September to forge ties with UK indies and broadcasters as part of the Screen China event.

Bad Education

UK shows primed for the US


Next month, the likes of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will decide which of the US studios’ 100 pilots, including 15 foreign adaptations, will be taken to series.

The Village

UK indies secure seven US series


UK indies, led by Stephen Lambert’s All3Media America, have won at least seven series orders from US broadcasters this week, as well as three major development projects.


Sundance Channel set for UK


The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.

Educating Yorkshire

MipTV boosts Educating’s appeal


Channel 4 and Twofour’s Educating… franchise is set to be remade in several new territories after Shine International held a producers’ workshop at last week’s MipTV.


US network Pivot boards Fortitude


US cable network Pivot has come on board Sky Atlantic’s big-budget drama Fortitude as a coproducer after striking a deal with Sky Vision.

Cherry Healey

Nerd scores US pilot with FYI


Nerd TV has become the latest UK indie to score a US deal after Jana Bennett-run lifestyle network FYI ordered long-lost love format You’re The One.

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn loses 1.7m visitors

Jamaica Inn lost 1.7m viewers for its second episode on Tuesday as MTV pulled in one of its best-ever launch crowds for holiday format Ex On The Beach.

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Jamaica Inn

The Twitter verdict: Jamaica Inn

“Still only catching one in every 10 words. Farewell #JamaicaInn”

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 25 April 2014

Broadcast 25 April 2014

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