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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.
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.
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.
The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.
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 cable network Pivot has come on board Sky Atlantic’s big-budget drama Fortitude as a coproducer after striking a deal with Sky Vision.
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 has picked up Welsh crime drama Hinterland to stream in the US after striking a deal with All3Media International.
Peter Moffat’s BBC historic drama The Village is to be remade in the US by Sundance and Paramount TV.
Syco Entertainment chief executive Charles Garland is to leave the company after three years.
MipTV was awash with producers, networks and broadcasters looking for international partners to co-finance high-end drama projects that appeal beyond national borders.
A relatively quiet MipTV was good news for British producers and distributors, who took advantage of a noticeable lack of Americans to strike deals.
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.
Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Shipping Wars - a UK version of A&E Television Networks’ logistics documentary.
MipTV: NBC News’ Peacock Productions has appointed Dean Palmer as director of development of its UK division.
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.
Producer Richard Broke, whose credits included Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, has died
“He undermined his argument with soundbites from the usual Socialist Worker types”
Broadcast’s Talking TV podcast returns with a John Kaye Cooper interview and more on BBC commissioning quotas.