All articles by Will Hurrell – Page 10

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    No Heroics to be remade for US audiences


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

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    BBC takes Pryde in distribution


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

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    French kiss for Sky 1's Loveland


    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.

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    Parthenon makes friends in Norway


    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.

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    Rise to uncover Indian culture clash for More 4


    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.

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    Julia Stuart, Sky 1


    Julia Stuart is senior acquisitions executive for Sky 1

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    Parthenon bids to profit from struggling market


    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”.

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    GTV's football rights set to be sold


    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.

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    Super Bowl breaks ratings record


    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.

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    Thomas the Tank Engine steams ahead


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

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    Top Up TV buys Sex and the City


    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.

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    Raw Cut expands factual team


    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.

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    GTV goes into liquidation


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

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    Scrase-Dickins takes buying role at BBCW


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

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    Distributors join forces to create export group


    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.

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    Parthenon takes stake in sea-faring Arcadia


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

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    C4 acquires Generation Kill and True Blood


    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.

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    Chello strikes Warner deal


    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.

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    Change in the air for C4


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

  • News

    Hirst joins FME drama project


    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.