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China Summit

Chinese TV delegation heads to UK


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.

Bad Education

UK shows primed for the US


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.

The Village

UK indies secure seven US 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.


Sundance Channel set for UK


The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.

Educating Yorkshire

MipTV boosts Educating’s appeal


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 network Pivot boards Fortitude


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.

Cherry Healey

Nerd scores US pilot with FYI


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.


Netflix US swoops for Hinterland


Netflix has picked up Welsh crime drama Hinterland to stream in the US after striking a deal with All3Media International.

The Village

The Village set for US remake


Peter Moffat’s BBC historic drama The Village is to be remade in the US by Sundance and Paramount TV. 

Sam Bailey

Syco chief executive steps down


Syco Entertainment chief executive Charles Garland is to leave the company after three years.

The Tunnel

The hunt for global partners


MipTV was awash with producers, networks and broadcasters looking for international partners to co-finance high-end drama projects that appeal beyond national borders.

Rising Star

UK firms set to gain from quiet Cannes


A relatively quiet MipTV was good news for British producers and distributors, who took advantage of a noticeable lack of Americans to strike deals.

Vice News

Vice chief: big business backing vital


MipTV: Vice Media chief executive Shane Smith has claimed it is “almost impossible” to build an international media brand without investment from a large media conglomerate.

Shipping Wars

C4 takes Shipping Wars to series


Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Shipping Wars - a UK version of A&E Television Networks’ logistics documentary.

Amanda Knox

Peacock hires UK development chief


MipTV: NBC News’ Peacock Productions has appointed Dean Palmer as director of development of its UK division.

Mad Men

Mad Men fails to sell Sky Atlantic

Mad Men returned for a seventh series on Wednesday with a meagre audience of 28,500 - as Channel 4’s How to Get a Council House was back with record ratings.

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Richard Broke

Obituary: Richard Broke

Producer Richard Broke, whose credits included Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, has died

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How To Get A Council House

TV Critics: How To Get A Council House; Mad Men; Ian Hislop's Olden Days; Party House

“He undermined his argument with soundbites from the usual Socialist Worker types”

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Amazing Greys

Talking TV: BBC quotas & John Kaye Cooper

Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.

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Digital Edition

Broadcast 18 April 2014

Broadcast 18 April 2014

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

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