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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 emoticon is to be transformed into a TV star after former CBBC chief Theresa Plummer-Andrews teamed up with French indie OuiDo Productions.
BBC Amreica’s forthcoming mystery drama Intruders launches next month.
Prince George is to travel the world after DRG sold an ITN-produced documentary to a slew of international broadcasters.
Netflix is to increase its focus on local producer relationships as it continues with its international expansion plans.
BBC Worldwide returned around £20m more to the corporation in 2013/2014 than the previous year and upped its investment in BBC commissions.
BBC Worldwide has struck a development and distribution deal with King Bert Productions, the indie set up by Miranda Hart, David Walliams and Absolutely Fabulous producer Jo Sargent.
Fremantle Media has promoted Chris O’Dell to head of global entertainment production.
Denmark has caught the sewing bug after broadcaster TV2 ordered a local version of Love Productions’ The Great British Sewing Bee.
Left Bank Pictures is to remake Sky 1 drama Mad Dogs for video-on-demand service Amazon.
BBC Worldwide Productions has picked up two original commissions for MTV in India.
Amazon is ramping up its strategy to acquire exclusive, first-run content for the UK market after picking up Halle Berry sci-fi drama Extant.
International broadcasters have welcomed the idea of original pitches from an independent BBC Productions – but warned that it could impinge on BBC Worldwide’s existing global production strategy.
Time Warner has rejected an $80billion takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
ITV-owned US indie High Noon is to make a queue-based gameshow for US broadcaster Game Show Network.
TUESDAY: Channel 4’s audience for thriller Utopia remained steady although it was outperformed by Sarah Millican on BBC2 and Channel 5’s Big Brother.
“I’d challenge anyone to not utter a silent ‘wow’”
This week Talking TV focuses on the BBC’s proposal to scrap its quota system - and goes behind the digital rig of Channel 4’s Secret Life Of Students.