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ITVS grows overseas business

31-Jul-2014

ITV Studios generated almost half its revenue overseas in the first six months of 2014 as its international operations grew significantly.

Tyrant

Fox snares Tyrant for the UK

31-Jul-2014

Fox has acquired the UK rights to edgy geopolitical drama Tyrant, from the creative team behind Homeland.

Simon Cowell

Cowell named Mipcom personality of the year

30-Jul-2014

Simon Cowell has been named Mipcom 2014 personality of the year and will give a keynote interview at this year’s market.

Crimes That Shook Britain

Cineflix plans third-party content push

29-Jul-2014

Cineflix Rights is planning to increase the amount of third-party content it distributes after acquiring two British-made series.

Passion brings in BBCW formats chief

29-Jul-2014

BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.

Fargo

Fargo adaptation to return to C4

28-Jul-2014

Channel 4 has acquired the second series of Fargo after the dark drama was renewed by US cable network FX.

Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm

28-Jul-2014

BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.

Diabolik

Sky Europe programming budget pegged at £4.6bn

25-Jul-2014

BSkyB will collectively commission original content across Italy and Germany as part of the creation of Sky Europe with a total programming budget of £4.6 billion. 

Sky completes Euro mega-merger

25-Jul-2014

BSkyB has completed a deal to create Sky Europe, bringing together Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in a multi-billion pound deal.

Analyst: Sky Europe a takeover target

25-Jul-2014

BSkyB’s creation of a pan-regional European pay-TV giant have increased the chances of the company being acquired by telcos such as Vodafone, according to analysts.

The Man In The High Castle

Amazon to pilot Spotnitz drama

25-Jul-2014

Amazon is piloting an adaptation of Philip K Dick’s novel The Man In The High Castle from Greenbird-backed UK indie Big Light Productions.

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead resurrected by C5

25-Jul-2014

Channel 5 is to resurrect The Walking Dead after successful lobbying from fans of the zombie drama.

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Cake buys back majority stake

25-Jul-2014

Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.

Pawn Stars

US reality television Code of Conduct proposed

25-Jul-2014

A New York city councillor has appealed for broadcasters and production companies to adhere to a code of conduct to improve working conditions for reality television producers and writers.

The X Factor

The X Factor UK heads to Asia

23-Jul-2014

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.

The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies

Commonwealth Games continues to dominate

TUESDAY: The Dog Rescuers, Holby City and 56 Up performed steadily in a low key night dominated by Commonwealth Games coverage.

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Jonathan-Kaye

Ofcom must be brave and revoke London Live licence

Local station is not living up to its promise of community-led content, says Jonathan Kaye

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Utopia

TV Critics: Utopia; The Alternative Comedy Experience; Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free

“As the plot intensifies in Utopia, so too does the garish colour scheme and the risk of blood splatter”

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Podcast

The Great British Bake Off

Talking TV: BBC and Love Productions

The latest edition of Talking TV runs the rule over the BBC Trust’s television services review and Sky’s 70% stake in Love Productions.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 1 August 2014

Broadcast 1 August 2014

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