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ITV Studios generated almost half its revenue overseas in the first six months of 2014 as its international operations grew significantly.
Fox has acquired the UK rights to edgy geopolitical drama Tyrant, from the creative team behind Homeland.
Simon Cowell has been named Mipcom 2014 personality of the year and will give a keynote interview at this year’s market.
Cineflix Rights is planning to increase the amount of third-party content it distributes after acquiring two British-made series.
BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.
Channel 4 has acquired the second series of Fargo after the dark drama was renewed by US cable network FX.
BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley business that enables virtual reality technology to be applied to live-action programming.
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.
BSkyB has completed a deal to create Sky Europe, bringing together Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in a multi-billion pound deal.
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.
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.
Channel 5 is to resurrect The Walking Dead after successful lobbying from fans of the zombie drama.
Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.
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 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.
TUESDAY: The Dog Rescuers, Holby City and 56 Up performed steadily in a low key night dominated by Commonwealth Games coverage.
Local station is not living up to its promise of community-led content, says Jonathan Kaye
“As the plot intensifies in Utopia, so too does the garish colour scheme and the risk of blood splatter”
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.