US network ABC has kicked off a hunt for non-scripted formats from the UK with a particular focus on variety shows and docu-soaps.
Mad Men producer and distributor Lionsgate is to ramp up its push into television production in the UK and is looking to hire development and production executives.
US cable network FX has boarded BBC1’s Tom Hardy drama Taboo.
BBC1 detective drama Luther is set to be remade in the US after Fox revealed plans to develop an adaptation produced by Idris Elba.
DCD Media-owned indie September Films has won a “game changing” commission from US broadcast network The CW for magic format Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Netflix has confirmed the arrival of its first original show from the UK, a £100m biopic of the Queen.
The major US broadcasters are developing more than 20 TV adaptations of feature films as they follow the example of their cable counterparts.
Zodiak Rights chief executive Steve Macallister has resigned from the international arm of the Wife Swap producer after just ten months in the job.
Former Boundless and Twofour exec Gemma Davies has joined the development team of US indie Jane Street Entertainment.
British indies are being encouraged to develop factual and factual entertainment projects for Asia after Argonon-backed business The Bridge struck a wide-ranging deal in in South Korea.
Runaway Fridge, the TV and film producer behind Michael Fassbender’s Frank, is producing an English-language remake of French comedy series Kaboul Kitchen.
A member of the shadow cabinet has urged ITV to settle its dispute with the Writers Guild of America (WGAE) over working conditions for non-scripted employees.
Channel 4-backed indie Lightbox has picked up a commission from US cable broadcaster Esquire Network to follow an American political campaign.
French drama production group Makever is eyeing international co-production deals with UK indies and broadcasters, and is in advanced talks on two forthcoming drama projects.
Netflix has hired Vuguru boss Larry Tanz to join its nascent European content acquisition team.
ITV’s US boss Paul Buccieri is leaving the company after seven years for a top job at cable network group A+E Networks.
Vice and Raw TV’s documentary about the online illicit drugs and weapons market for BBC4 has been picked up in the US by A&E IndieFilms.
BBC Worldwide’s newest channel brands, BBC Brit and BBC Earth, are to make their debut in Poland next year.
US public broadcaster PBS has continued to expand its line-up of UK series with deals for Grantchester, Poldark, Indian Summers and a behind-the-scenes documentary about Downton Abbey.
The Writers Guild of America (WGAE) has urged its members not to work on ITV’s US remake of Saturday Night Takeaway until it has reached a deal over working conditions.
Sky Arts has picked up its first foreign comedy and a new Scandinavian drama in its latest international acquisitions raid.
US network Fox has pulled the plug on Utopia, the innovative social experiment format created by John De Mol.
British politicians could be sent undercover to live among their constituents after Can’t Stop Media acquired the rights to controversial French reality format Undercover Leader.
Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC has boarded BBC mini-series The Night Manager.
Studio Lambert’s hit format Gogglebox has continued its global march with a landmark deal in Australia.
Sky Italia is to increase the amount of big-budget drama it develops with its British and German counterparts, BSkyB and Sky Deutschland, following the creation of Sky Europe.
Tumble is headed to Romania and China after BBC Worldwide struck the first international format deals for the celebrity gymnastic contest.
Zodiak Rights has hired BBC Worldwide’s head of drama Chris Stewart as head of scripted acquisitions for the Wife Swap producer.
Shine America boss Rich Ross is the latest high-profile executive to leave the company following the mega-merger between Endemol and Shine Group.
Russia Today (RT) is launching a UK news channel and has kicked off a hunt for documentaries produced by British factual indies.
US network CBS has handed full series to four dramas which have been acquired in the UK.
Big Brother is headed to China after Endemol struck a deal with an online streaming service for the reality series.
NBC has ordered a US version of Saturday Night Takeaway from ITV Studios America.
Former Fremantle Media distribution chief David Ellender has struck his first UK deal, teaming up with fledgling drama financiers Nevision on a big-budget oil drama.
Classic ITV psychological crime drama Wire In The Blood is being adapted in the US by Endemol Studios for ABC.
Amazon has acquired DC Comics’ Constantine adaptation in one of its most significant UK deals for first-run Hollywood content.
Homeland producer Keshet has bolstered its fledgling UK division with the hire of two comedy and formats executives.
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.