British producers and format owners can take advantage of an impending reality and entertainment boom in Asia by being inventive and open-minded, according to ITV Studios executive producer Dave Winnan.
Legends of Tomorrow has become the latest member of Sky 1’s gang of DC Comics series after the broadcaster swooped for the superhero show.
US network ABC has stepped up its search for British formats and writers with the hire of its first managing director of international content and talent.
Sky and Discovery have acquired 45 hours of programming from Paul Heaney’s TCB Media Rights.
Sky 1’s 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy was the only British show to win an International Emmy during a ceremony at the New York Hilton last night.
The government is to hand the BBC World Service a surprise £85m boost as part of plans to increase national security and fight global terrorism.
War and Peace producer Lookout Point has hired BBC Worldwide’s head of drama Damian Keogh as its first commercial director.
National Geographic could scale back its London-based commissioning hub after a major corporate restructure.
Welsh indie Rondo Media has struck a documentary co-production deal with South Korean broadcaster JTV.
German distributor ZDF Enterprises has struck a development deal with Impossible Pictures’ co-founder for a two-part science series.
Discovery Latin America has acquired a slew of series from UK distributor TVF International ahead of Mip Cancun.
Channel 4-backed digital service Walter Presents has acquired a new wave of foreign-language films including controversial French comedy Kaboul Kitchen.
Nordic subscription VoD service Viaplay is moving into original programming with its first commission, comedy Swedish Dicks.
Windfall Films is to produce a slow TV-style train event for US cable network Destination America, while ITV Studios America is remaking feature film Snowpiercer and Endemol Shine Group has promoted its global formats execs.
Sky has extended its long-running deal with HBO to cover all five of its European territories and increase the volume of associated digital rights.
Lionsgate is keen to forge stronger ties with All3Media in the UK after the super-indie’s owners invested in the Orange Is The New Black producer.
Tinopolis has pulled the plug on its sale process because none of its potential suitors could “give us what we needed”.
Discovery and Liberty Global plan to pay $195m (£128m) for separate stakes in the indie studio.
Jimmy Carr will become the first UK comedian to record an original stand-up show for Netflix.
Zig Zag Productions is to make a 12-part series about African business for Bloomberg shortly after partnering with South African indie Urban Brew Studios.
NBC Universal International Networks is merging its UK and emerging markets businesses, meaning a number of jobs in the regions will come under threat.
Vice is to launch its first linear TV channel in the US after striking a deal with A+E Networks.
ITV may be forced to pay out £65,000 in healthcare liability to writer / producers after being summoned to a federal trial in the US.
ITV drama Collision, which aired in 2009, is being developed for NBC in the States by Eleventh Hour Films.
Gogglebox is to head to South Africa after All3Media International struck a slew of deals ahead of the Discop Africa market.
The Writers Guild of America (WGAE) is hopeful that ITV Studios’ appointment of Brent Montgomery will help end its dispute with the broadcaster.
Australian broadcaster Nine Network is remaking Sky 1 prison documentary Prison: First & Last 24 Hours.
Chinese broadcasters and online giants have given their clearest indication yet that they are hungry for UK content following the historic state visit of president Xi Jinping.
Australian broadcaster Nine Network is remaking Tuesday’s Child’s hypnotist format You’re Back In The Room and Twofour’s This Time Next Year.
Brent Montgomery, chief executive of Pawn Stars producer Leftfield Entertainment, is set to become head of ITV’s US division.
Possessed, the ITV Studios label set up by Deal Or No Deal banker Glenn Hugill, is developing a UK version of a Korean gameshow.
MONDAY: E4’s US acquisition Scream Queens opened up with a solid performance, shocking 80,000 viewers more than the channel’s slot average.
Channel 4 and Breaking Bad broadcaster AMC are developing a sci-fi mystery drama from emerging British writer Tom Moran.
Amazon has picked up dark comic book drama Lucifer and martial arts thriller Into The Badlands as it continues to grab first-run acquisitions of US shows.
A Celebrity Antiques Road Trip-inspired format is set to air in China after STV Productions and Chinese producer / distributor IPCN struck a co-production deal.
David Beckham will play seven football games in seven continents for his latest BBC1 documentary.
US network WEtv has ordered a cab-based dating format from Zig Zag Productions, Lion Television and Israeli firm Matar Formats.
Dancing on Ice is set to be the latest British reality format to be remade in China after local producer Huace struck a deal with ITV Studios.
China emphasised its interest in the British TV industry this week with a raft of co-production deals to coincide with the state visit of President Xi Jinping.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson and former drama and entertainment producer Victoria Powell have joined forces to launch an accelerator programme for London-based indies with revenues under £5m.
Spun Gold is piloting a Dutch format for BBC daytime in which four contestants host a singing contest in their own homes over the course of a week.
BBC2 format Coast is to be re-made in China as part of a slew of co-production deals agreed by BBC Worldwide with local broadcasters Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and CCTV.
Phil Craig will not be replaced as the chief creative officer of Discovery Networks International (DNI), as new boss Marjorie Kaplan bids to build relationships with the UK indie sector.
ITV Studios America is developing a drama about a small-town sheriff after optioning novel Bull Mountain.
Amazon has acquired a Back To The Future-themed documentary after striking a deal with Vivendi-owned distributor Can’t Stop Media and Studiocanal.
Netflix is preparing to push into offering youth-skewing news and current affairs programming, putting the subscription service on a collision course with Vice News.
Supergirl is to land on Sky 1 after the channel swooped for the rights to the Warner Bros-distributed drama.
Writers and producers working at ITV Studios’s Leftfield Entertainment have voted to unionise as tension grows between the UK broadcaster and the Writers Guild of America (WGAE).
StudioCanal has launched a production company led by a team including The Inbetweeners’ Spencer Millman and Simon Bird and overseen by Red Production Company founder Nicola Shindler.
TWC executive Robert Walak, who was involved in high profile projects such as BBC1’s forthcoming War And Peace, is to leave the business this week
Sky Living acquisition Blindspot has been picked up for a full series by US network NBC.
Plimsoll Productions, the indie set up by former RDF boss Grant Mansfield, has won its first US commission, a six-part series for Nat Geo Wild.
Ten Alps indie Films of Record has sold its hard-hitting More 4 documentary about the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris to French broadcaster France 5.
UKTV joint owner Scripps Interactive Networks has earmarked an initial $1m to create original web commissions for TVN, the Polish broadcaster it bought earlier this year.
Bold entertainment formats made a splash at Mipcom this week, despite drama being expected to dominate.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold over 100 hours of scripted content to South Africa as exports to the continent continue to grow.
Lord Maude is to lead a UKTI trade mission to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for medium-sized businesses.
A&E Network has picked up ITV’s crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles to air in the US.
BBC Worldwide is preparing to launch the revamped Top Gear to the international market at Mipcom tonight, as rumours about Chris Evans’ ambition to add live elements to the show gather pace.
Raw TV’s The Secret Life of Students and Come Date with Me are set to be re-made for the South Korean market following a deal between ITV’s distribution arm and local broadcaster CJ E&M.
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has revealed plans for a major US scripted push as he continues to expand the broadcaster’s production empire.
Phil Craig has left Discovery Networks International after eight months to return to the production sector.
ITV is piloting a playalong gameshow from NBC Universal International Studios based on popular app QuizUp.
Broadcast, Pact and UKTI braved the elements to celebrate the opening of Mipcom 2015.
Walter Presents (WP), the Channel 4-backed foreign language drama service, has acquired a raft of titles including Luc Besson’s No Limit and Swiss drama Ten.
US cable network SundanceTV has picked up Sky Atlantic’s big-budget heist drama The Last Panthers.
Sky Living has picked up two US dramas – Shonda Rhimes’ The Catch and Limitless, the TV series based on the film starring Bradley Cooper.
Mipcom has ramped up its number of premiere screenings, which key visitors are attributing to a desire to ward off competition from film festivals moving into TV.
Troy producer Zig Zag has struck a production partnership with South African indie Urban Brew Studios.
Mipcom 2015 is going ahead as planned despite flash flooding causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage in Cannes.
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon is planning a focus on factual projects to grow his production company.
Fremantle Media has returned to France for its latest drama acquisition, while podcast Serial is set for a TV remake. Click for more.
The BBC natural history department has joined forces with US broadcaster PBS on four projects following the success of Big Blue Live.
Vice is to launch a number of online channels and push further into linear television over the next 12 months.
Channel 4’s off-grid format Hunted is being developed in the US by Endemol Shine Group’s North American arm.
Walter Presents will carry several Nordic dramas after striking a deal with Fremantle Media International (FMI).
Channel 4’s forthcoming foreign-language service Walter Presents will launch with around 140 hours of programming and intends to grow its catalogue to 1,000 hours within three years.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South America have usurped China as the fastest-growing markets for UK television exports, a report has found.
French producer Pernel Media is recruiting a London-based development chief after becoming the first French indie to launch a British operation.
Netflix political drama House Of Cards was one of the first major online originations to disrupt the linear television ecology.
ITV’s upcoming teatime drama Beowulf has been picked up by Esquire Network to air in the US.
Irish indie Screentime ShinAwil has undergone a management buy-out from international production Banijay.
Entertainment One (eOne) has increased its stake in British kids brand Peppa Pig, after investing in creators Astley Baker Davies (ABD).
Troy producer Zig Zag Productions has struck a development and distribution deal with Canadian distributor Blue Ant International.
French TV and film financier Cofiloisirs is to ramp up its investment in UK programmes after hiring former Film 4 executive Andrew Hildebrand.
Sony Pictures Television has restructured its international distribution division.
US cable network A&E has acquired Sky Living drama The Enfield Haunting after striking a deal with distributor Entertainment One.
Discovery-owned indie Betty has inked a deal with Shanghai Media Group to produce a Bear Grylls-fronted celebrity survival show for China.
Sky Arts has acquired Jo Nesbø-created Norwegian drama Occupied after striking a deal with Zodiak Rights.
Channel 4 is to launch its foreign-language streaming service in January, with big-budget German period drama Deutschland 83 becoming its first high-profile acquisition.
US network Fox is piloting physical gameshow Can’t Touch This from fledgling Northern Irish indie Stellify Media.
Channel 4 has bumped supernatural French thriller The Returned onto More 4 to help build the digital channel’s slate of international drama.
Amazon has continued its aggressive acquisition of first-run TV shows with the purchase of US hacker drama Mr Robot.
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Amazon Prime Instant Video has unveiled its latest slate of pilots from creators including Louis CK, Sacha Baron Cohen and Diablo Cody.
The Endemol Shine Group merger has helped its recently unified distribution division leapfrog Fremantle Media International to become the second-largest sales house in the UK, according to Broadcast’s Distributors Survey 2015.
Transatlantic relations were a hot topic at the RTS Cambridge Convention as some of the industry’s power players debated the complicated relationship between consolidation and creativity.
E4 has acquired Ryan Murphy’s horror comedy Scream Queens.
Sky Living has picked up US mystery thriller Blindspot after striking a deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros.
UK film and TV distributor Starline Entertainment has acquired the rights to Marco Niemeijer’s Holocaust-themed feature documentary Little Angels.
Former BBC chief Jana Bennett has been promoted to run US cable network History following the departure of Dirk Hoogstra.
The US version of Saturday Night Takeaway has become NBC’s biggest non-scripted launch since gameshow Take It All three years ago.