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The BBC natural history department has joined forces with US broadcaster PBS on four projects following the success of Big Blue Live.
Vice is to launch a number of online channels and push further into linear television over the next 12 months.
Channel 4’s off-grid format Hunted is being developed in the US by Endemol Shine Group’s North American arm.
Walter Presents will carry several Nordic dramas after striking a deal with Fremantle Media International (FMI).
Channel 4’s forthcoming foreign-language service Walter Presents will launch with around 140 hours of programming and intends to grow its catalogue to 1,000 hours within three years.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South America have usurped China as the fastest-growing markets for UK television exports, a report has found.
French producer Pernel Media is recruiting a London-based development chief after becoming the first French indie to launch a British operation.
Netflix political drama House Of Cards was one of the first major online originations to disrupt the linear television ecology.
ITV’s upcoming teatime drama Beowulf has been picked up by Esquire Network to air in the US.
Irish indie Screentime ShinAwil has undergone a management buy-out from international production Banijay.
Entertainment One (eOne) has increased its stake in British kids brand Peppa Pig, after investing in creators Astley Baker Davies (ABD).
Troy producer Zig Zag Productions has struck a development and distribution deal with Canadian distributor Blue Ant International.
French TV and film financier Cofiloisirs is to ramp up its investment in UK programmes after hiring former Film 4 executive Andrew Hildebrand.
Sony Pictures Television has restructured its international distribution division.
US cable network A&E has acquired Sky Living drama The Enfield Haunting after striking a deal with distributor Entertainment One.
Discovery-owned indie Betty has inked a deal with Shanghai Media Group to produce a Bear Grylls-fronted celebrity survival show for China.
Sky Arts has acquired Jo Nesbø-created Norwegian drama Occupied after striking a deal with Zodiak Rights.
Channel 4 is to launch its foreign-language streaming service in January, with big-budget German period drama Deutschland 83 becoming its first high-profile acquisition.
US network Fox is piloting physical gameshow Can’t Touch This from fledgling Northern Irish indie Stellify Media.
Channel 4 has bumped supernatural French thriller The Returned onto More 4 to help build the digital channel’s slate of international drama.
Amazon has continued its aggressive acquisition of first-run TV shows with the purchase of US hacker drama Mr Robot.
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Amazon Prime Instant Video has unveiled its latest slate of pilots from creators including Louis CK, Sacha Baron Cohen and Diablo Cody.
The Endemol Shine Group merger has helped its recently unified distribution division leapfrog Fremantle Media International to become the second-largest sales house in the UK, according to Broadcast’s Distributors Survey 2015.
Transatlantic relations were a hot topic at the RTS Cambridge Convention as some of the industry’s power players debated the complicated relationship between consolidation and creativity.
E4 has acquired Ryan Murphy’s horror comedy Scream Queens.
Sky Living has picked up US mystery thriller Blindspot after striking a deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros.
UK film and TV distributor Starline Entertainment has acquired the rights to Marco Niemeijer’s Holocaust-themed feature documentary Little Angels.
Former BBC chief Jana Bennett has been promoted to run US cable network History following the departure of Dirk Hoogstra.
The US version of Saturday Night Takeaway has become NBC’s biggest non-scripted launch since gameshow Take It All three years ago.
Tony Hall has branded BBC Worldwide indivisible from the corporation as he announced plans for a US rival to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
Broadcast and sister publication Screen International has partnered with UK Trade & Investment (www.gov.uk/ukti) to launch an online portal designed to help producers build and grow their businesses abroad.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is looking to expand its television strand with British series next year as the small screen becomes a bigger draw for film talent.
US indie Half Yard Productions is setting up in the UK to make a series for Channel 4 loosely based on its hit TLC format Say Yes To The Dress.
Icelandic drama Trapped, which has been picked up by the BBC, is set to launch in the US after it was acquired by The Weinstein Company.
Gregor Cameron, a former producer on The Word, has launched a TV and film production company and is developing a spin-off of dark music business comedy Kill Your Friends for the small screen.
Discovery Networks International (DNI) has targeted signing up 1m subscribers to its video-on-demand services D Play and Eurosport Player over the next two years.
BBC Worldwide has acquired a minority stake in Red Planet Pictures’ fledgling factual division.
Drama financier Nevision is to ramp up its development of European drama after acquiring French distributor About Premium Content (APC).
Fremantle Media has continued to build its European business after striking a partnership deal with newly-formed Danish indie Skylark.
Fremantle Media has acquired a majority stake in fledgling French drama indie Fontaram.
UKTV has acquired a raft of high-profile Disney dramas including a Criminal Minds spin-off.
BBC Worldwide is expected to increase its returns to the BBC by “more than 15%” over the next five years following the launch of BBC Studios and an expanded digital remit.
Fox International Channels (FIC) is on the brink of launching a free-to-air channel with a raft of National Geographic factual content, as the battle for the free-to-air market heats up.
The major US networks were out in force at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, talking up plans to partner with British talent and achieve a common goal of boosting onscreen diversity.
Amazon has kicked off a hunt for a range of reality formats as the battle between SVoD platforms moves into non-scripted.
Former Holby City producer Polly Williams is to lead drama development for distributor Entertainment One (eOne) and Creative England’s new joint venture.
BBC Worldwide has partnered with YouTube talent Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg to produce a feature-length programme overseen by the team behind the Top Gear specials.
Vice News has condemned the Turkish government after two of its reporters were charged with terrorist offences.
Fremantle Media International has picked up the global rights to Kudos-produced BBC1 drama Capital.
BBC2 has acquired Versailles, the English-language Canal+ drama written by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft, and ordered a music series from Reef Television.
Discovery has kicked off a hunt for cars and crime shows as it bids to cement a move back into its traditional factual heartland.
US cable network FX chief executive John Landgraf remains “optimistic” that it will co-produce comedy series with Sky, 18 months after it struck an agreement with the pay-TV broadcaster.
Disney-owned broadcaster ABC is “aggressively” hunting UK talent and writers but is not looking to acquire British production companies.
BBC Earth has partnered with ITV and Channel 5 on its inaugural slate of global factual entertainment commissions, including a 10-part Jackass-style fishing series.
AMC has expanded its drama and film schedule ahead of its UK launch later this week.
US cable network Syfy is developing an American version of The Krypton Factor.
Mad Dogs indie Left Bank Pictures has struck a landmark co-production deal with China International Television Corporation.
ITV has renewed Ninja Warrior, Amazon has taken SVoD rights to Fear The Walking Dead and A+E Networks has promoted brand exec Anna Priest.
Infinity Creative Media, the indie set up by James Grant co-founder Russ Lindsay and chaired by Lord Michael Grade, is targeting the Chinese TV market after Chinese-focused investment firm Gate Ventures acquired a 20% stake in the business.
Canadian indie 9 Story has acquired UK animation studio Brown Bag Films.
Agatha Christie spy series Partners In Crime is headed to Japan after All3Media International struck a deal with public broadcaster NHK.
Irish public broadcaster RTÉ1 has unveiled over 50 new shows as part of its autumn slate including a raft of UK co-productions and commissions for British indies.
Rich Ross, president of the US Discovery Channel, will oversee Animal Planet and the Science Channel as part of a widening of his responsibilities.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has launched a television spin-off event with the world premiere of the second series of Les Revenants (The Returned).
Comedy Central has acquired NBC slacker comedy Undateable and animated series Bob’s Burgers.
Chinese media company Alibaba Group has made a number of senior appointments and wants to strike mergers and acquisitions to grow its international TV and film business.
Fremantle Media International (FMI) is aggressively targeting the international rights to non-scripted shows after beefing up its acquisitions budget.
The Scandinavian indie behind the series that Kudos remade as Channel 4’s ratings smash Humans is lining up its first English- language project.
Bryan Elsey’s Channel 4 drama Dates is to be remade in the US by The CW.
US cable network Ovation has acquired Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year after striking a deal with Zodiak Rights.
Friends is to remain on Comedy Central for the next four years after the broadcaster renewed its agreement with Warner Bros International Television Distribution.
All3Media has hired top agent Greg Lipstone as chief executive of its US division.
US network NBC has scored the rights to air Premier League football in the US for the next six years.
E4 has acquired the TV reboot of buddy cop drama Rush Hour and Containment, the US remake of Belgian plague thriller Cordon.
The Undateables producer Betty has launched a US production arm headed up by Discovery exec Jon Sechrist as it attempts to crack America.
Camerimage, the world’s biggest festival dedicated to cinematography, is to launch a TV strand for pilots and first episodes.
Discovery veteran Marjorie Kaplan is to become president of content for Discovery Networks International (DNI), overseeing the US giant’s international commissioning hub and working closely with its UK indies including All3Media.
ITV Studios and The Weinstein Company have boarded Archery Pictures’ big-budget drama set in the USSR.
US broadcasters HBO and Showtime are to begin rolling out OTT services internationally.
The Television Critics Association (TCA) summer tour being held this week in Los Angeles is the US equivalent of the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Discovery Communications struggled with a foreign currency crunch, a content write-off and costs relating to its recent acquisition of Eurosport as net income dropped 25% in the last quarter.
Turner has poached MTV exec Vanessa Brookman to oversee content across its general entertainment and kids channels in the UK.
ITV Studios-distributed drama Rectify has joined the launch line-up of AMC in the UK.
Chris Carlson, executive producer of the US version of Undercover Boss, has launched an indie in partnership with All3Media America.
Luther and Citizen Khan are to launch in India after BBC Worldwide struck its first video-on-demand deal in the country.
Channel 4 has ordered a second series of sci-fi drama Humans - ahead of the finale of the opening run this Sunday.
Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.
Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.
The merger between Banijay Group and Zodiak Media will bring together over 45 international production businesses. Click to see who owns what and where.
BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.
Discovery’s Lee Bartlett is to leave the company five years after joining from ITV.
BBC Worldwide has struck its first international format deal for Top Gear since the fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson – signing an agreement with Italian pay-TV broadcaster Sky Italia.
ITV Studios America has hired former Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret as it continues to boost its scripted arm.
ITV has picked up series three and four of The Americans for Encore seven months after it decided against renewing the show for its main channel.
Lime Pictures has won a pilot order from US network Bravo for a format in which family businesses will be run by the reluctant offspring of their founders.
Registrations have opened for the Kidscreen Summit 2016, which will return to Miami with a four day programme.
BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie is determined not to suffer the same fate as the music industry by ensuring his distribution business remains profitable as it makes the transition to digital.
BBC Worldwide plans to return around £1bn to the corporation cumulatively over the next five years, despite a dip in profits following the sale of 49.9% of the business to AMC Networks.
ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson has stepped down, prompting a restructure at the US business.
Watch has acquired Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis-fronted US drama Secrets and Lies.