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UKTV has acquired a raft of shows that were commissioned by BBC Worldwide for its international channels.
Britespark Films, the indie set up by former Cineflix head of documentaries Nick Godwin, has secured its second significant commission in the US.
HBO has come on board BBC’s television adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestseller The Casual Vacancy.
US cable network Travel Channel is remaking Lion Television’s British genealogy series Find My Past.
US public broadcaster PBS has ordered a one-off D-Day documentary from Windfall Films which draws heavily on cutting-edge technology.
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.
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 producer Legendary has launched an international TV distribution division following the appointment of former Sony Pictures Television president Michael Grindon.
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.
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.
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.
The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.
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 cable network Pivot has come on board Sky Atlantic’s big-budget drama Fortitude as a coproducer after striking a deal with Sky Vision.
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 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.
Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.