All articles by Will Hurrell – Page 8

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    BBC1 and Discovery take bird's eye migratory view


    Wildlife specialist John Downer Productions is producing a landmark documentary series for BBC1 and Discovery Channel that will show migration through the eyes of birds.

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    Ripping up the rulebook at ITV


    Following last week's dismal annual results, observers suggest that ITV needs to consider radical change - or it “could become the next Woolworths”.

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    Swiss channel rejects Fremantle copycat claim


    The Swiss broadcaster at the centre of a format copycat dispute has accused FremantleMedia of bullying tactics.

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    SPTI distribution boss predicts more gloom


    Keith LeGoy, Sony Pictures Television International's president of distribution, has admitted that the current downturn in the TV industry will “get worse before it gets better.”

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    Fremantle files lawsuit against Swiss channel


    FremantleMedia has filed a lawsuit against Swiss producer 3+ Group and the 3+ TV Network, over alleged 'confusion' with its Farmer Wants a Wife format.

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    Don't Forget the Lyrics set for African remakes


    RDF Rights has sold its Sky 1 entertainment format Don't Forget the Lyrics into two African territories, marking the first time the show has been sold into the continent.

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    Waybuloo goes global with CBeebies


    BBC Worldwide Channels has picked up a raft of kids titles for its international pre-school channel CBeebies, including RDF Media's new children's series Waybuloo.

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    ABC pulls BBC3 sitcom


    BBC3 comedy Pulling has become the latest British sitcom to be remade for the US market after ABC ordered an adapted pilot.

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    The buyer: Nick Ware


    Nick Ware is managing director of online documentary channel

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    Passion takes rights to BBC1 obesity doc


    Passion Distribution has picked up the worldwide rights to a BBC1 documentary about teenage obesity by Daisybeck Productions.

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    Thomas steams to Hollywood


    Thomas the Tank Engine is to get a Hollywood makeover following the launch of a new movie division at brand owner Hit Entertainment.

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    Julie Gardner heads to US


    BBC Worldwide has confirmed that Julie Gardner, the former head of drama at BBC Wales, is to join its US production arm to oversee all scripted projects.

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    Virgin Media beams up sci-fi dramas


    A swathe of sci-fi and fantasy dramas are heading for Virgin Media's VoD service following a deal with distributor Fireworks International.

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    Schneider-Sickert to leave FremantleMedia


    Christian Schneider-Sickert is to step down from his role as chief operating officer of FremantleMedia and is to leave the company.

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    UK indie to make Renaissance drama for Canal+


    UK producer Helion Pictures is to work with the man behind HBO's prison drama Oz on a new historical drama for Canal+ in France.

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    Fremantle ups its game with stake in Ludia


    Fans of The Bill could soon be using their Nintendo Wii to walk the streets of Sun Hill after Fremantle Media bought a minority stake in Canadian video game specialist Ludia.

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    The buyer: Kathryn Rice


    Kathryn Rice is senior vice-president, European sales and acquisitions, Fireworks International.

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    BBC America signs up for Kudos' Iraq war drama


    Kudos Film and Television's BBC1 Iraq drama Occupation is being part financed by BBC America and will star Murphy's Law actor James Nesbitt.

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    BBC Showcase Q&A's


    BBC Showcase: Broadcastnow spoke to key BBC Worldwide executives at its Showcase event in Brighton about how the distributor is coping with the economic downturn, their favourite new shows and what's in store for 2009.

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    Q&A: Susanna Pollack


    BBC Worldwide's senior vice president of Americas