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The X Factor

The X Factor UK heads to Asia


The UK version of The X Factor is to air overseas for the first time after RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network struck a deal with sister firm Fremantle Media.


Plummer-Andrews preps 'smiley' emoticon series


The emoticon is to be transformed into a TV star after former CBBC chief Theresa Plummer-Andrews teamed up with French indie OuiDo Productions.

Video: Intruders


BBC Amreica’s forthcoming mystery drama Intruders launches next month.

Prince William & Kate Middleton

Prince George doc travels the world


Prince George is to travel the world after DRG sold an ITN-produced documentary to a slew of international broadcasters.

Netflix eyes local indie relationships


Netflix is to increase its focus on local producer relationships as it continues with its international expansion plans.

Doctor Who

BBCW contributions to BBC rise £20m


BBC Worldwide returned around £20m more to the corporation in 2013/2014 than the previous year and upped its investment in BBC commissions.

David Walliams & Miranda

Miranda and David Walliams strike BBCW deal


BBC Worldwide has struck a development and distribution deal with King Bert Productions, the indie set up by Miranda Hart, David Walliams and Absolutely Fabulous producer Jo Sargent.

Fremantle promotes Chris O'Dell


Fremantle Media has promoted Chris O’Dell to head of global entertainment production.

The Great British Sewing Bee

Sewing Bee heads to Denmark's TV2


Denmark has caught the sewing bug after broadcaster TV2 ordered a local version of Love Productions’ The Great British Sewing Bee.

Mad Dogs

Amazon to remake Mad Dogs


Left Bank Pictures is to remake Sky 1 drama Mad Dogs for video-on-demand service Amazon.


BBCW scores Indian commissions


BBC Worldwide Productions has picked up two original commissions for MTV in India.

Amazon Prime to chase UK first-run acquisitions


Amazon is ramping up its strategy to acquire exclusive, first-run content for the UK market after picking up Halle Berry sci-fi drama Extant.

BBC International Map

BBCW faces production challenge


International broadcasters have welcomed the idea of original pitches from an independent BBC Productions – but warned that it could impinge on BBC Worldwide’s existing global production strategy.

Rupert Murdoch

Time Warner rejects $80bn Fox takeover


Time Warner has rejected an $80billion takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

Attack of the Show

ITV's High Noon wins US gameshow


ITV-owned US indie High Noon is to make a queue-based gameshow for US broadcaster Game Show Network.


Utopia settles at 450,000

TUESDAY: Channel 4’s audience for thriller Utopia remained steady although it was outperformed by Sarah Millican on BBC2 and Channel 5’s Big Brother.

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Chris Curtis

Bright ideas needed for Bloke TV

ITV’s call to action is a chance to revisit a major TV challenge

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Talking TV: BBC quotas & Secret Life of Students

This week Talking TV focuses on the BBC’s proposal to scrap its quota system - and goes behind the digital rig of Channel 4’s Secret Life Of Students.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 25 July 2014

Broadcast 25 July 2014

Click for the digital version of this week’s magazine.

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