Nat Geo has hired Fox executive Mark Francis as a commissioner in its global content hub in London.
Monterosa has created a play-along Doctor Who game for BBC America that has launched with around 100,000 players.
HBO has acquired US rights to Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper, which was commissioned by Sky Atlantic.
Sky Atlantic’s big-budget drama Fortitude is set to travel the world after BSkyB’s distribution arm Sky Vision closed a slew of sales.
ITV has acquired a minority stake in US digital producer Believe Entertainment Group.
Discovery has acquired a documentary that tells the untold story of the aftermath of the tsunami in Thailand in 2004.
International TV executives from Nordic World and National Geographic are among those headed to the Welsh town of Portmeirion to help local indies sell their shows globally.
Zodiak Rights has renewed its first-look deal with Portrait Artist of the Year indie Storyvault Films.
Legendary Television Distribution, the global TV sales arm of The Hangover and The Dark Knight producer, has hired former Sony exec John McMahon to run its European business.
21st Century Fox boss Chase Carey has indicated that the mega-merger between Shine, Endemol and Core Media is due to be finalised shortly.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has been filming in Australia for more than ten years - but a local version will now air in the country for the first time with Aussie celebrities travelling to Africa.
How To Get Away With Murder, the forthcoming US drama produced by Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes, has been acquired by Universal Channel.
Fox International Channels has set up a global programme sales division and hired a number of executives including former Sky Vision commercial boss Connie Hodson.
Storage Hunters producer T Group is to launch a UK production joint venture and is heading across the Atlantic this month to pitch its first tranche of projects.
Former Sony Pictures Television format chiefs Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis have launched an international distribution business.
Broadcast is to celebrate the talented young British execs making a mark in international TV at a cocktail party at Mipcom.
Sky 1 has acquired Sean Bean-fronted US crime drama Legends.
Netflix and Warner Bros have struck a landmark global rights deal for Batman prequel Gotham.
Channel 4 has acquired Adrien Brody-fronted US miniseries Houdini after striking a deal with Lionsgate.
The Weinstein Company has picked up the US rights to Roald Dahl adaptation Esio Trot as it continues to pepper its TV slate with UK shows.
Israeli gameshow Are You For Real? is set to be remade in the UK after Red Arrow International optioned the format.
ITV’s share price hit a 13-year high on Monday as speculation about a Liberty Global takeover persisted.
Top Gear is to be remade in France by terrestrial broadcaster RMC Découverte.
Lars von Trier is readying English-language TV series The House That Jack Built for Danish public broadcaster DR and the team behind The Killing.
Jane Root’s Nutopia has hired a former executive from Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC to expand its US development team.
History owner A+E Networks is to acquire a 10% stake in youth media business Vice Media for $250m (£150m).
Leopard Drama’s forthcoming CBBC series Eve has been picked up by HBO in Latin America ahead of its UK launch.
Israeli media group Keshet is planning to develop dual screenfocused dramas and comedies to replicate the success of interactive talent format Rising Star.
Sony-owned indie Stellify Media is to remake Blind Date for Irish broadcaster TV3.
HBO Europe has hired its first London-based executive, The Borgias producer Steve Matthews.
Former Discovery executive Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling indie Plimsoll Productions.
Controversial Channel 4 show Sex Box has been picked up for a full series in the US following a successful local pilot.
International channel BBC First has called for Twitter users to contribute ideas to an online drama.
US network CBS is to remake Big Talk Productions sitcom Friday Night Dinner.
HBO is hunting for dramas which it can co-produce with Sky, as well as looking to order a family-friendly scripted series.
A raft of big-budget US acquisitions are set to be unveiled over the next few weeks as British broadcasters conclude their efforts to land this year’s offerings from the LA Screenings.
Nat Geo commissioner Hannah Demidowicz and Viacom vice president of commissioning Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca are to join BBC Worldwide’s commissioning team.
ITV Studios America has struck a first-look deal with the US literary talent and production firm behind series including Boardwalk Empire, Criminal Minds and True Blood.
Optomen’s cooking format Great British Menu is to be remade in France following a deal between broadcaster TF1 and indie Pernel Media.
Prince Harry’s forthcoming 30th birthday is to be the subject of a documentary after ITN Productions partnered with international distributor DRG.
Left Bank Pictures’ sci-fi period drama Outlander is to return for a second series after being recommissioned by US network Starz.
The BBC is teaming up with US network Starz on a political conspiracy thriller produced by former HBO chief Colin Callender.
Factual broadcaster Yesterday has acquired Tom Hanks-produced documentary series The Sixties.
Small UK indie Kada Media has lifted the lid on how it snagged a major 13-part commission from The Oprah Winfrey Network.
HBO has been building closer ties with the UK television sector over the past few years and is expected to grow its relationships even further in the future.
Fremantle Media International (FMI) is lining up its first batch of global sales for the UK version of The X Factor as it bids to capitalise on the return of Simon Cowell.
Long running UK format Cowboy Builders is to be remade in Spain after Warner Bros International Television Production struck a deal with RTL-owned Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia.
Shine International has sold Australian miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart to US cable network Showtime.
Inside Men, the BBC1 mini-series about a £15m heist, is to be remade in the US by Homeland and 24 showrunner Howard Gordon.
Red Production Company’s Happy Valley is to be made available in the US after being picked up by online streaming service Netflix.
Mad Men broadcaster AMC Networks is eyeing further international acquisitions and is focusing on global independent film channels.
The Good Wife producer CBS Studios is to begin making shows for online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.
British indie Kada Media has teamed up with a Game of Thrones producer and a former HBO chief to produce disability ob-doc The Specials for Oprah Winfrey’s US cable network.
European regulators will decide whether to approve BSkyB’s deal to create a pan regional European satellite service by 11 September.
Rupert Murdoch’s media giant Fox has ruled out acquiring other content businesses or increasing its stake in BSkyB following its failed bid for Time Warner.
The X Factor UK is to air in the US for the first time after Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban’s cable network AXS acquired the show from Fremantle Media International.
Sky Vision will boost its portfolio of popular factual and entertainment programmes with two first-look deals with UK indies.
21st Century Fox has withdrawn its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner.
Channel 5 has snagged Batman prequel Gotham, one of the hottest US series to launch at this year’s LA Screenings.
Former UKTV and London Live exec Jane Mote is developing a Ugandan documentary series inspired by BBC2 hit Welcome To Lagos.
BBC Worldwide has hired former ITV Studios exec Tobi de Graaff to run its Western European business.
Channel 4 has picked up US sitcom Marry Me, the first UK deal to emerge from this year’s LA Screenings.
Simon Cowell is planning a global spin-off from the Got Talent franchise that will feature contestants from around the world competing against each other.
China could limit the number of international shows that air on online platforms as part of the country’s latest measure to crack down on foreign imports.
Discovery Communications is set to continue its aggressive acquisition strategy and is weighing up further European deals with a particular focus on content.
Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC is reportedly in talks to acquire a significant stake in US cable channel BBC America.
ITV Studios generated almost half its revenue overseas in the first six months of 2014 as its international operations grew significantly.
All3Media America, the US division led by Wife Swap creator Stephen Lambert, has hired an executive from Shed Media and made a number of promotions.
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.
BBC Worldwide exec Elin Thomas has joined Passion Distribution as global head of sales.
Cineflix Rights is planning to increase the amount of third-party content it distributes after acquiring two British-made series.
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.
Kids producer Cake Entertainment has bought back the majority stake in the business acquired by Spanish indie Zinkia.
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.
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.
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.
BSkyB has completed a deal to create Sky Europe, bringing together Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland in a multi-billion pound deal.
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.
Prince George is to travel the world after DRG sold an ITN-produced documentary to a slew of international broadcasters.
BBC Amreica’s forthcoming mystery drama Intruders launches next month.
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.
Simon Shaps has left Core Media as the American Idol owner reins in its international business to focus on the US market.
Gordon Ramsay’s final Kitchen Nightmares series has been pre-sold to 110 territories ahead of its Channel 4 TX later this year.
BBC Worldwide has struck a first look deal with Cuba Pictures, the TV and film indie backed by literary and talent agency Curtis Brown Group.
Fledgling US cable network Pivot has acquired environmental documentary series The Operatives from Zodiak Rights.
NBC has commissioned UK indie Done + Dusted to produce a US version of fundraising event Red Nose Day.
UK-based investor Neil Court has acquired a stake in Canadian indie 9 Story.