ITV Studios Global Entertainment managing director Maria Kyriacou has been promoted to international president of ITV Studios.
Wildgaze Films is developing a TV spin-off to Oscar and Bafta-nominated Brooklyn, the company’s producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey have confirmed to Broadcast sister-magazine Screen.
Netflix and Amazon are ramping up their non-scripted plans and both online giants were seeking out new projects at Realscreen this week.
The Valleys producer True North is working with MTV on a second attempt to bring Catfish: The TV Show to British audiences.
Content Television has appointed a former Koch Media director as its UK sales chief.
National Geographic Channels boss Courteney Monroe has lifted the lid on plans to eschew local commissions in favour of a global programming strategy.
Early news from the Washington DC event includes a Wheeler Dealers remake and move from Barcroft Media into VR.
Sky and October Films have invested in a US production company established by former History exec Julian Hobbs and ex-MTV chief Elli Hakami.
Sky Vision has struck a first-look distribution and development deal with Welsh indie Avanti Media.
Pact has called for British indies to sign up for the Rio Content Market, which takes place in Brazil in March.
Discovery’s Animal Planet and Mad Men producer Lionsgate have partnered to pick up hotly-tipped stamp documentary Million Dollar Duck.
BBC dramas The Night Manager and Love, Nina are leading the TV line-up of the forthcoming Berlin Film Festival.
Pay-TV channel Fox has acquired 11/22/63, the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams.
Showtime programming including New York drama Billions and the re-make of Twin Peaks will air on Sky Atlantic after a pan-European deal was agreed with CBS Corporation.
The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled the first tranche of high-end TV series to launch at the German market in February.
British firms have been busy at international sales market Natpe with a raft of deals including a Colombian version of Tuesday’s Child’s You’re Back In The Room and a Brazilian version of The Garden’s The Audience. Click for more.
Netflix is to feature 600 hours of original programming this year and has issued a call for producers to bring it scripted family comedies and dramas.
Spanish-language US broadcaster Telemundo is stepping up its strategy to remake major international formats for a Hispanic audience.
PBS has picked up Mammoth Screen’s Queen Victoria biopic to air in the Downton Abbey slot next year.
Gary Lineker’s production company Goalhanger Films has secured exclusive access to Crystal Palace for a fast-turnaround series for NBC Sports.
?British distributor TVF International has sold a number of UK shows including Domino’s Pizza: A Slice of Life and Classic Car Rescue to Discovery across Asia-Pacific.
Channel 4 is eyeing up an adaptation of a drama dubbed the Israeli Entourage as a potential successor to comedy-drama Fresh Meat.
Latin American broadcasters have become increasingly Anglophile in their outlook in recent years, with growing demand for UK formats in weekday slots.
TRX, the online international distribution service set up by David and Matthew Frank, has made a number of hires ahead of international TV market Natpe.
Channel 5 has acquired US epic fantasy drama The Shannara Chronicles for youth-skewing 5*.
BBC Worldwide has struck a first-look distribution deal with Raconteur Associates, the fledgling indie established by former Big Brother executive producer Ruth Wrigley and ex-BBCW talent chief William Miller.
US broadcaster Fox is disbanding its Fox International Channels division with chief executive Hernan Lopez leaving the company.
US cable network BBC America is adapting Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently in association with The Walking Dead producer Circle of Confusion.
Channel 4-backed indie Lightbox is producing an investigative documentary series about international illegal trafficking networks for US network Fusion.
Netflix has launched in 130 new countries including India, Turkey and Russia, rounding out its global expansion.
Jane Root’s Nutopia has teamed up with Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to produce a landmark documentary series for US cable network Nat Geo.
British originations, co-productions and shows sold by UK distributors made up around 10% of the 409 scripted series that aired on US television last year, a study has revealed.
BBC Worldwide chief executive Tim Davie has hit back at claims made by ITV boss Adam Crozier that its entire portfolio of international channels is loss-making.
The merger between Zodiak Media and French production group Banijay is set to close on 10 February, Broadcast can reveal.
US media conglomerate Comcast has denied reports that it is in takeover talks for ITV.
4Music has acquired the rights to the final series of American Idol.
Bafta and the Beijing Film Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support greater collaboration between film and TV students and professionals.
All3Media co-owner Liberty Global has hired a managing director of programming to oversee its international content strategy.
US cable network AXS has picked up Dave’s mockumentary Hoff The Record.
Broadcast international editor Peter White makes his predictions for the year ahead
Growth in international news channels is a response to increasing appetite among audiences for multiple perspectives, according to panellists at the RT 10th anniversary conference in Moscow last week.
BBC Worldwide has taken a 25% stake in George Clarke’s Amazing Productions.
Mad Men producer Lionsgate has acquired a minority stake in Kindle Entertainment, the children’s production company behind CBBC’s Hank Zipzer.
Poldark producer Mammoth Screen is developing a major adaptation of The War Of The Worlds to coincide with the expiration of the copyright on the HG Wells novel next year, Broadcast can reveal.
Channel 4-backed foreign-language drama service Walter Presents has acquired a raft of programming from Latin America.
US subscription VoD service Hulu has acquired the first two series of ITV2 comedy Plebs.
Vicious indie Brown Eyed Boy is to produce a comedy-entertainment series for a major new US video-on-demand service.
US cable network Animal Planet is looking to move away from character-led docusoaps in favour of a renewed focus on animal programming.
Eurosport has snatched the exclusive live rights to the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Channel 5 has triumphed in a bidding war to secure the new series of The X-Files.
TRX, the online international distribution service set up by David and Matthew Frank, is aiming to build a catalogue of up to 10,000 hours by the middle of next year.
Outline Productions is planning a fresh attack on the US market after arming itself with development funding to compete with British super-indies and Hollywood studios.
BBC Worldwide has bolstered its male-skewing channel BBC Brit with two major series and an updated commissioning brief.
US cable network Discovery Channel is looking for British indies to pitch crime series and social experiments as it moves away from shows featuring “weirdos in the woods”.
Universal Channel has acquired Dick Wolf’s medical drama Chicago Med after striking a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution.
Outline Productions has struck a first-look distribution and development deal with Doc Martin distributor DRG.
ITV has rebranded its US divisions and made a number of senior appointments after confirming that Leftfield Entertainment founder Brent Montgomery will lead the business.
October Films is producing an eight-part docu-drama for US cable network History about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps star Ralf Little has set up an indie and struck a first-look deal with Sky Vision.
US network Fox is to remake Tuesday’s Child-produced hypnotism format You’re Back In The Room.
Former Channel 4 acquisitions executive Gill Hay is to lead Virgin Media’s entry into the battle for first-run US acquisitions.
Channel 5 has signed its latest superhero series - acquiring Heroes Reborn for youth-skewing station 5*.
Mentorn Media’s format Worst Driver is travelling to China after a deal was struck with online streaming service iQIYI.
The Great British Bake Off’s second US adaptation made a solid, if unspectacular debut for ABC on Monday night, according to reports in America.
Former ITV Studios exec Remy Blumenfeld is adapting French format Shopping Queens for the UK.
Plimsoll Productions, the indie established by former Zodiak USA and RDF exec Grant Mansfield, has set up its own distribution division.
Chinese broadcaster Hunan TV has launched a local version of The Only Way Is Essex.
Virgin Media has returned to the content business after picking up US horror series Ash vs Evil Dead for its video on-demand service.
Channel 4 is to return to the secretive headquarters of Lego for a follow-up to last year’s film about the global toy brand.
Amazon has ordered its first UK drama – a period fashion drama from War and Peace co-producer Lookout Point.
Channel 5 has acquired a live music special celebrating what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday.
All3Media International is to move towards a more regional sales approach as part of a major restructure.
The Berlin Film Festival is extending its television drama strand as part of an effort to beef up its coverage of the small screen.
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.