AMC Networks, the US broadcaster behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has acquired a 49.9% stake in BBC America for $200m (£125m).
Louise Pedersen is leaving All3Media International to set up the UK division of Playground Entertainment, the high-end drama producer set up by former HBO Films boss Colin Callender.
Long-running BBC3 series Snog Marry Avoid? is to be remade in the US for Discovery-owned broadcaster TLC.
Jana Bennett has set out her strategy for US cable network FYI, revealing plans to work with UK producers as it looks for youth-skewing programming.
Breakout entertainment hits were thin on the ground at Mipcom this year, but there was no shortage of eccentric ideas to get producers and broadcasters talking.
Sky Living has acquired US political drama Madam Secretary after striking a deal with CBS Studios International.
Channel 4 and Sky acquisitions Jane The Virgin and The Flash have been picked up for full series by The CW in the US.
Irish broadcaster TV3 is hoping to launch unscripted hits as successful as Made In Chelsea and The Real Housewives franchise after striking a formats deal with NBC Universal.
The stars of a Venice Beach freak show are to feature on Fox UK after the broadcaster acquired a reality series from Endemol.
Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has formalised his long-standing relationship with BBC Worldwide, striking a first-look deal with the international distributor.
US cable network BBC America has boarded Working Title Television’s BBC2 thriller London Spy.
US broadcasters are remaking Sky’s Moone Boy and Channel 4’s The IT Crowd as they continue to look to the UK for shows to adapt.
CBS has launched an online video service in the US which will allow subscribers to access live TV and watch series including The Good Wife, Blues Brothers and Survivor on-demand.
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Big-budget drama and digital developments dominated the conversation at Mipcom this week, along with confirmation of the Shine, Endemol and Core Media mega-merger.
Mipcom: Simon Cowell plans to launch Syco Entertainment’s next show on a digital platform rather than with a traditional broadcaster and is developing a High School Musical-style scripted project.
Mipcom: BBC Worldwide has teamed up with German public service broadcaster ZDF to develop an event gameshow in which 1,000 contestants compete in each episode.
Mipcom: Channel 5’s Milkshake has picked up the UK rights to the revived kids animation Bob The Builder.
Channel 4 has acquired youth-skewing drama Jane The Virgin after striking a deal with CBS Studios International.
Mipcom: The 10 execs selected as Broadcast’s first International Rising Stars have been revealed.
Mipcom: Twofour has teamed up with Chinese broadcaster Hunan TV to develop a local version of its Educating… brand.
Mipcom: John de Mol’s Talpa Media has acquired a 49.9% stake in German indie Schwartzkopff TV.
The X Factor UK will be broadcast in 147 territories after Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia International completed a raft of international distribution deals.
Mipcom: Netflix has stepped up its competition with traditional broadcasters, agreeing a first-look European deal with CBS Studios International for a host of series including Penny Dreadful.
Mipcom: Demand for UK television shows abroad has increased 5% over the past 12 months, fuelled by growing sales in the US and China.
The merger between Shine Group and Endemol has been agreed by 21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management, with each company owning 50% of the new business.
MasterChef is heading to Colombia after Shine International closed its 50th format deal for the hit cooking fomat.
US digital indie Indigenous Media plans to use investment from ITV to create fresh online scripted channels and secure greater international exposure for its content.
Sky Vision has snagged the international rights to classic musical gameshow Name That Tune after striking a deal with rights holder Prestige Entertainment.
Orphan Black, Youngers and Line Of Duty are some of the shows being launched next week at Mipcom in Cannes as the trend for adapting UK scripted series grows.
Sharon Horgan’s indie has resurrected More 4 comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret after picking up the rights from RDF.
ITV is taking legal action to recover £13m (€17m) from Mediaset after the Spanish broadcaster aired its game show format The Alphabet Game for five years without any rights.
The Walking Dead distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has restructured its London-based sales division to merge its TV and film arms.
FBI agent Dale Cooper is set to return to a sleepy town in Washington after US pay-TV broadcaster Showtime ordered nine episodes of cult series Twin Peaks.
Channel 4 has acquired its second French language drama following the success of The Returned.
Scottish indie B4Films is to explore the country’s grandest estates for US public broadcaster PBS.
Live From Space producer Arrow Media is moving into crime documentaries for the first time with a six-part commission from North America.
UK producers are eyeing formats from Asia as they bid to find the next Dragons’ Den.
Dave Grohl is to front a rock doc on BBC4 after the channel swooped for an eight-part series from the Nirvana and Foo Fighters’ star.
More 4 has acquired Australian World War I period drama Anzac Girls after striking a deal with All3Media International.
Broadcast is set to reveal ten talented young British execs who are making a mark in the global TV business at this year’s Mipcom.
ITV2 has acquired US action drama Scorpion after striking a deal with CBS Studios International.
Comedy Central UK is to pilot a British version of historical comedy format Drunk History – the first time the channel has reversioned a show which airs on its US sister network.
The US version of Broadchurch has been sold by Shine International to broadcasters in Canada and Australia ahead of its TX.
Hannibal producer Gaumont International Television is boosting its UK presence with the hire of former A+E Networks exec Hana Zidek.
Netflix has acquired BBC2’s period drama Peaky Blinders in the US after striking a deal with The Weinstein Company and Endemol.
Israeli second-screen specialist Screenz has forged a partnership with Maverick Television to help it develop interactive formats.
US public broadcaster PBS is seeking to expand its relationships with UK producers and broadcasters and is searching for a raft of original content, from drama to factual programming.
BBC Worldwide boss Tim Davie has lifted the lid on the company’s growth strategy - ruling out plans to divest its stake in UKTV, confirming it is in talks to sell a stake in BBC America and eyeing Chinese expansion.
UKTV has acquired US legal drama Reckless for pay TV channel Alibi.
Fargo producer MGM has acquired a majority stake in Survivor creator Mark Burnett’s production company One Three Media.
VoD service Hulu is making its first major move into original commissioning with a nine-hour adaptation of Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63 produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams.
Endemol Worldwide Distribution has struck a development and distribution deal with Skellig indie Feel Films.
RTÉ Global, the international distribution arm of the Irish broadcaster, has hired former ITV exec Janet Frawley as head of formats.
US network ABC has ordered 500 Questions (working title), an ambitious gameshow from Warner Bros non-scripted chief Mike Darnell and Survivor creator Mark Burnett.
The Voice producer Talpa Media has been put up for sale by its owner John de Mol.
Channel 5’s controversial reality series Blinging Up Baby is set to be remade in the US as part of a Zodiak Rights funding strategy.
Former Rival Media chief Howard Myers has joined Australian indie December Media to run its non-scripted programming.
ITV has scrapped highly-anticipated interactive entertainment format Rising Star ahead of its launch.
Netflix has made its biggest move into comedy after ordering a 20-part sitcom from The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow.
Modern Times Group (MTG) and investment firm Ingenious have settled their dispute over the price the European media group paid for DRG.
Open University’s shows including Bang Goes The Theory are to travel the world after DCD Rights secured a slew of programme sales.
ITV has teamed up with advertising agency WPP to invest in a Californian multiplatform start-up founded by filmmakers Jon and Jake Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia.
Global premium sports rights will be worth £17 billion in 2015, a 12% year-on-year increase, according to research from consultancy Deloitte.
BBC Worldwide is preparing to launch a “future-focused” online natural history brand BBC Earth which will be available around the world – including in the UK.
Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC is set to board Kudos Film & Television’s sci-fi drama Humans for Channel 4 after original partner Microsoft closed its Xbox Entertainment Studios division.
Sky’s plans to create a pan-European pay-TV platform have moved a step closer after receiving approval from the European Union.
Nat Geo has hired Fox executive Mark Francis as a commissioner in its global content hub in London.
Monterosa has created a play-along Doctor Who game for BBC America that has launched with around 100,000 players.
HBO has acquired US rights to Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper, which was commissioned by Sky Atlantic.
Sky Atlantic’s big-budget drama Fortitude is set to travel the world after BSkyB’s distribution arm Sky Vision closed a slew of sales.
ITV has acquired a minority stake in US digital producer Believe Entertainment Group.
Discovery has acquired a documentary that tells the untold story of the aftermath of the tsunami in Thailand in 2004.
Zodiak Rights has renewed its first-look deal with Portrait Artist of the Year indie Storyvault Films.
Legendary Television Distribution, the global TV sales arm of The Hangover and The Dark Knight producer, has hired former Sony exec John McMahon to run its European business.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been filming in Australia for more than ten years - but a local version will now air in the country for the first time with Aussie celebrities travelling to Africa.
How To Get Away With Murder, the forthcoming US drama produced by Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes, has been acquired by Universal Channel.
Fox International Channels has set up a global programme sales division and hired a number of executives including former Sky Vision commercial boss Connie Hodson.
Storage Hunters producer T Group is to launch a UK production joint venture and is heading across the Atlantic this month to pitch its first tranche of projects.
Former Sony Pictures Television format chiefs Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis have launched an international distribution business.
Broadcast is to celebrate the talented young British execs making a mark in international TV at a cocktail party at Mipcom.
Sky 1 has acquired Sean Bean-fronted US crime drama Legends.
Netflix and Warner Bros have struck a landmark global rights deal for Batman prequel Gotham.
Channel 4 has acquired Adrien Brody-fronted US miniseries Houdini after striking a deal with Lionsgate.
The Weinstein Company has picked up the US rights to Roald Dahl adaptation Esio Trot as it continues to pepper its TV slate with UK shows.
Israeli gameshow Are You For Real? is set to be remade in the UK after Red Arrow International optioned the format.
ITV’s share price hit a 13-year high on Monday as speculation about a Liberty Global takeover persisted.
Top Gear is to be remade in France by terrestrial broadcaster RMC Découverte.
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.
Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.
History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).
Leopard Drama’s forthcoming CBBC series Eve has been picked up by HBO in Latin America ahead of its UK launch.
Israeli media group Keshet is planning to develop dual screenfocused dramas and comedies to replicate the success of interactive talent format Rising Star.
Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake Blind Date for Irish broadcaster TV3.
HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.
Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.
Controversial Channel 4 show Sex Box has been picked up for a full series in the US following a successful local pilot.
International channel BBC First has called for Twitter users to contribute ideas to an online drama.
US network CBS is to remake Big Talk Productions sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
HBO is hunting for dramas which it can co-produce with Sky, as well as looking to order a family-friendly scripted series.
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.
Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz and Viacom vice president of commissioning Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca are to join BBC Worldwide’s commissioning team.