Amazon has kicked off a hunt for a range of reality formats as the battle between SVoD platforms moves into non-scripted.
Former Holby City producer Polly Williams is to lead drama development for distributor Entertainment One (eOne) and Creative England’s new joint venture.
BBC Worldwide has partnered with YouTube talent Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg to produce a feature-length programme overseen by the team behind the Top Gear specials.
Vice News has condemned the Turkish government after two of its reporters were charged with terrorist offences.
Fremantle Media International has picked up the global rights to Kudos-produced BBC1 drama Capital.
BBC2 has acquired Versailles, the English-language Canal+ drama written by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft, and ordered a music series from Reef Television.
Discovery has kicked off a hunt for cars and crime shows as it bids to cement a move back into its traditional factual heartland.
US cable network FX chief executive John Landgraf remains “optimistic” that it will co-produce comedy series with Sky, 18 months after it struck an agreement with the pay-TV broadcaster.
Disney-owned broadcaster ABC is “aggressively” hunting UK talent and writers but is not looking to acquire British production companies.
BBC Earth has partnered with ITV and Channel 5 on its inaugural slate of global factual entertainment commissions, including a 10-part Jackass-style fishing series.
AMC has expanded its drama and film schedule ahead of its UK launch later this week.
US cable network Syfy is developing an American version of The Krypton Factor.
Mad Dogs indie Left Bank Pictures has struck a landmark co-production deal with China International Television Corporation.
ITV has renewed Ninja Warrior, Amazon has taken SVoD rights to Fear The Walking Dead and A+E Networks has promoted brand exec Anna Priest.
Infinity Creative Media, the indie set up by James Grant co-founder Russ Lindsay and chaired by Lord Michael Grade, is targeting the Chinese TV market after Chinese-focused investment firm Gate Ventures acquired a 20% stake in the business.
Canadian indie 9 Story has acquired UK animation studio Brown Bag Films.
Agatha Christie spy series Partners In Crime is headed to Japan after All3Media International struck a deal with public broadcaster NHK.
Irish public broadcaster RTÉ1 has unveiled over 50 new shows as part of its autumn slate including a raft of UK co-productions and commissions for British indies.
Rich Ross, president of the US Discovery Channel, will oversee Animal Planet and the Science Channel as part of a widening of his responsibilities.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has launched a television spin-off event with the world premiere of the second series of Les Revenants (The Returned).
Comedy Central has acquired NBC slacker comedy Undateable and animated series Bob’s Burgers.
Chinese media company Alibaba Group has made a number of senior appointments and wants to strike mergers and acquisitions to grow its international TV and film business.
Fremantle Media International (FMI) is aggressively targeting the international rights to non-scripted shows after beefing up its acquisitions budget.
The Scandinavian indie behind the series that Kudos remade as Channel 4’s ratings smash Humans is lining up its first English- language project.
UKTI is hunting for indies and TV technology companies to take to the Philippines on its latest trade mission.
Bryan Elsey’s Channel 4 drama Dates is to be remade in the US by The CW.
US cable network Ovation has acquired Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year after striking a deal with Zodiak Rights.
Friends is to remain on Comedy Central for the next four years after the broadcaster renewed its agreement with Warner Bros International Television Distribution.
All3Media has hired top agent Greg Lipstone as chief executive of its US division.
US network NBC has scored the rights to air Premier League football in the US for the next six years.
E4 has acquired the TV reboot of buddy cop drama Rush Hour and Containment, the US remake of Belgian plague thriller Cordon.
The Undateables producer Betty has launched a US production arm headed up by Discovery exec Jon Sechrist as it attempts to crack America.
Camerimage, the world’s biggest festival dedicated to cinematography, is to launch a TV strand for pilots and first episodes.
Discovery veteran Marjorie Kaplan is to become president of content for Discovery Networks International (DNI), overseeing the US giant’s international commissioning hub and working closely with its UK indies including All3Media.
ITV Studios and The Weinstein Company have boarded Archery Pictures’ big-budget drama set in the USSR.
US broadcasters HBO and Showtime are to begin rolling out OTT services internationally.
The Television Critics Association (TCA) summer tour being held this week in Los Angeles is the US equivalent of the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Discovery Communications struggled with a foreign currency crunch, a content write-off and costs relating to its recent acquisition of Eurosport as net income dropped 25% in the last quarter.
Turner has poached MTV exec Vanessa Brookman to oversee content across its general entertainment and kids channels in the UK.
ITV Studios-distributed drama Rectify has joined the launch line-up of AMC in the UK.
Chris Carlson, executive producer of the US version of Undercover Boss, has launched an indie in partnership with All3Media America.
Luther and Citizen Khan are to launch in India after BBC Worldwide struck its first video-on-demand deal in the country.
Channel 4 has ordered a second series of sci-fi drama Humans - ahead of the finale of the opening run this Sunday.
Bigger commissioning appetites among Italian pay-TV broadcasters, including Sky and Discovery, are offering an increased opportunity for UK formats in the country, particularly shiny-floor shows and factual entertainment formats.
Sky is preparing to roll-out Now TV across Europe, aggressively taking on Netflix in the online video space.
The merger between Banijay Group and Zodiak Media will bring together over 45 international production businesses. Click to see who owns what and where.
BBC Worldwide’s US production chiefs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner will launch their drama indie Bad Wolf next month with backing from the Welsh government.
Discovery’s Lee Bartlett is to leave the company five years after joining from ITV.
BBC Worldwide has struck its first international format deal for Top Gear since the fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson – signing an agreement with Italian pay-TV broadcaster Sky Italia.
ITV Studios America has hired former Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret as it continues to boost its scripted arm.
ITV has picked up series three and four of The Americans for Encore seven months after it decided against renewing the show for its main channel.
Lime Pictures has won a pilot order from US network Bravo for a format in which family businesses will be run by the reluctant offspring of their founders.
Registrations have opened for the Kidscreen Summit 2016, which will return to Miami with a four day programme.
BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie is determined not to suffer the same fate as the music industry by ensuring his distribution business remains profitable as it makes the transition to digital.
BBC Worldwide plans to return around £1bn to the corporation cumulatively over the next five years, despite a dip in profits following the sale of 49.9% of the business to AMC Networks.
ITV Studios America president Orly Adelson has stepped down, prompting a restructure at the US business.
Watch has acquired Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis-fronted US drama Secrets and Lies.
Channel 5 has made its most significant acquisition from sister broadcaster Spike since it was bought by parent company Viacom.
BBC America is pulling out of original unscripted commissioning – a move that could be a major blow for the North American aspirations of British indies.
The international commissioning boom, in which British producers have stormed the US over the past few years, appears to be flattening out, according to Pact’s Independent Production Sector Financial Census.
German broadcaster ProSieben is to launch a local version of The Island with Bear Grylls but the well-travelled adventurer is not expected to appear.
Pioneer Productions has launched a joint venture in South Korea with local indie Paan Media.
The Late Late Show with James Corden is to air across Asia after CBS Studios International struck a deal with pan-regional broadcaster RTL CBS Entertainment HD.
CBBC is to cut back on original commissions and supersize its key brands – as it reveals it is hunting for new presenters and a studio sitcom.
All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has acquired Irish free-to-air broadcaster TV3 for €80m (£57m) from private equity company Doughty Hanson.
BBC Worldwide could “disproportionately” benefit from the corporation’s plans to increase BBC1 drama investment by £30m, according to Pact.
Sky 1 has acquired Zoo, the US drama based on the James Patterson novel.
More than a quarter of the animated projects launching at this year’s Cartoon Forum are produced by UK and Irish indies, as the introduction of animation tax credits fuels a British cartoon boom.
ITV-owned producer Talpa Media has been commissioned to produce a reality format for Chinese digital service Tencent.
The Walking Dead distributor Entertainment One (eOne) and funding body Creative England have agreed a partnership to develop and finance a drama slate from regional producers.
The UK division of Israeli media group Keshet is looking to take its drama strategy to the next level with a series of senior hires as it seeks to establish production units in Europe.
Endemol Shine International has appointed former BBC Worldwide executive Simon Cox as its head of acquisitions.
Dave has acquired Will Forte-fronted apocalyptic sitcom The Last Man on Earth as UKTV continues to grow its US comedy output.
Wife Swap producer Zodiak Media and international production firm Banijay Group are in advanced merger talks, Broadcast can reveal.
Chinese broadcaster CCTV is keen to strike partnerships with UK indies to co-develop and co-produce city-themed factual programming.
US kids broadcaster Nickelodeon has acquired the remake of the Teletubbies after it struck a deal with distributor DHX Media.
Chinese media group Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSBC) is eyeing the acquisition of a UK production group.
Stephen Lambert has outlined the challenges of launching non-scripted formats on network television in the US.
Channel 4 has teamed up with three well-known UK execs to launch a service offering foreign language drama via VoD All4 and a slot on More 4.
UK pay-TV broadcaster Fox is to broaden its acquisition strategy following its purchase of Marvel’s Agent Carter this week.
ITV-owned US producer Thinkfactory Media is developing a drama based on a Broadway play which documents the early career of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
Jana Bennett, president of US channel FYI has revealed the channel is hunting for shows focused on “alternative lifestyles” and unveiled a host of series from UK producers.
UK pay-TV broadcaster Fox has acquired period superhero drama Marvel’s Agent Carter.
Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman is remaking long-running British drama Doc Martin in the US.
German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is looking to develop long-running drama procedurals with UK producers and writers as part of its international co-productions drive.
Sky Atlantic has partnered with US network NBC and Fortitude producer Fifty Fathoms on a big-budget plague drama from the writer of The Imitation Game and the director of World War Z.
Sky wants producers from the UK, Italy and Germany to bring it big budget ambitious arts projects for its new production hub in Milan.
Sky is to centralise the acquisition of big-budget US drama and comedy across its three main territories for the first time.
US drama The Bastard Executioner, which was created by Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter, is to start filming in Wales this summer after being picked up by cable network FX.
The BBC has estimated it reaches 308m weekly viewers internationally, after combining the reach of its news and entertainment audiences for the first time.
Fuji Creative Corporation has sold Dara O Briain’s School of Hard Sums to SBS2 in Australia.
RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has ordered a drama series about the 1916 Easter Uprising from Zodiak Media-owned indie Touchpaper Television.
James Patterson is priming his crime thriller The Postcard Killers for development as a Scandinavian TV show as the author aims to secure more adaptations.
Rain fell in a dull and dreary Los Angeles in May for the first time in many years, but the 2015 LA Screenings began brightly, with British buyers buzzing over a batch of new shows.
A number of British broadcasters are lining up to acquire The Late Late Show with James Corden but the show is unlikely to air in the UK before the end of the year.
Versailles, the English-language Canal+ drama written by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft, has been pre-sold in Germany and Spain by Zodiak Rights.
Channel 5 wants to supercharge digital channels 5USA and 5* with a raft of US drama acquisitions.
Jude Law is to front an eight-hour miniseries about a fictional, American-born pope for Sky Atlantic and HBO.
Showtime, the premium cable network responsible for Homeland, is looking to strike wide-ranging international output deals similar to HBO’s deal with Sky Atlantic.
Lion TV’s quirky BBC3 dating show Sexy Beasts will be remade in China and three other territories after All3Media International sealed a raft of format deals.
Top Gear is set to be remade in Italy after BBC Worldwide struck the show’s first international format deal since the fracas surrounding Jeremy Clarkson.
Broadcast breaks down the figures for the latest US series set to be picked up around the world