All articles by Will Hurrell – Page 10

  • News

    No Heroics to be remade for US audiences

    2009-02-11T11:00:37Z

    US network ABC has green-lit a new pilot based on ITV2 comedy No Heroics.

  • News

    BBC takes Pryde in distribution

    2009-02-10T11:58:16Z

    Alix Pryde, chief advisor to BBC chief executive officer Caroline Thomson, has been named the new controller of BBC Distribution.

  • News

    French kiss for Sky 1's Loveland

    2009-02-09T10:40:30Z

    Endemol is lining up a French version of Sky 1's new dating show Loveland after picking up the format rights from Target Entertainment Group.

  • News

    Parthenon makes friends in Norway

    2009-02-06T12:32:32Z

    Parthenon Kids has picked up the worldwide distribution rights to animated preschool show City of Friends, one of the first children's series to be produced in Norway.

  • News

    Rise to uncover Indian culture clash for More 4

    2009-02-04T17:27:31Z

    Factual indie Rise Films is making a feature-length ob-doc for More 4 about an indigenous Indian tribe facing up to the arrival of a large, multi-national company.

  • Features

    Julia Stuart, Sky 1

    2009-02-04T16:11:00Z

    Julia Stuart is senior acquisitions executive for Sky 1

  • News

    Parthenon bids to profit from struggling market

    2009-02-04T16:06:37Z

    Parthenon Entertainment Group chief executive Carl Hall believes distributors will face a tough year and is on the lookout to acquire companies that have “hit the rocks”.

  • News

    GTV's football rights set to be sold

    2009-02-04T12:41:54Z

    The African broadcast rights to the English Premier League, previously held by liquidated pan-African broadcaster GTV, are close to being sold to a new buyer.

  • Ratings

    Super Bowl breaks ratings record

    2009-02-04T10:51:20Z

    Nearly 100 million viewers tuned in to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday night, making it the most-watched sporting event in US TV history.

  • News

    Thomas the Tank Engine steams ahead

    2009-02-03T11:58:25Z

    Thomas & Friends has stayed on track as the UK's top preschool license for the ninth year running, according to marketing group NPD.

  • News

    Top Up TV buys Sex and the City

    2009-02-03T11:02:36Z

    Pay TV operator Top Up TV has picked up the broadcast rights to hit US series Sex and the City as part of a content deal with CBS Paramount International Television.

  • News

    Raw Cut expands factual team

    2009-02-03T10:06:15Z

    Raw Cut TV has appointed one of the directors behind ITV1's Mums on Strike to spearhead the indie's expansion in to factual and popular factual programming.

  • News

    GTV goes into liquidation

    2009-02-02T10:38:53Z

    UK-based Pan-African broadcaster GTV has gone into liquidation with the loss of all staff.

  • News

    Scrase-Dickins takes buying role at BBCW

    2009-01-29T08:24:46Z

    BBC Worldwide Channels has appointed a former Paramount acquisitions executive as its new vice-president of acquisitions.

  • News

    Distributors join forces to create export group

    2009-01-29T08:22:51Z

    The UK's biggest distributors are to work together on boosting the country's international television business through an advisory body supported by the government.

  • News

    Parthenon takes stake in sea-faring Arcadia

    2009-01-28T18:53:15Z

    Parthenon Entertainment has acquired a 48% stake in a Canadian production company that specialises in ocean-related factual programming.

  • News

    C4 acquires Generation Kill and True Blood

    2009-01-27T14:24:08Z

    Channel 4 has acquired the terrestrial rights to Golden Globe-winning vampire drama True Blood and Generation Kill, the Iraq war mini-series from the writer of The Wire.

  • News

    Chello strikes Warner deal

    2009-01-26T12:08:15Z

    A miniseries of The Bourne Identity has formed part of a major sales deal between multichannel operator Chello Zone and Warner Bros International Television Distribution.

  • Comment

    Change in the air for C4

    2009-01-22T10:32:13Z

    To survive, the broadcaster must find a place at the centre of a new PSB proposal.

  • News

    Hirst joins FME drama project

    2009-01-21T16:26:31Z

    Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME) is working with Michael Hirst, the writer behind The Tudors, to develop one of 10 drama projects it is planning to launch to international broadcasters.