Beth Hoppe


PBS programming chief Hoppe switches to ABC

PBS’s chief programming executive, Beth Hoppe, has joined ABC’s news team in New York. Hoppe’s six-year tenure at PBS has included series such as Ken Burns’ doc series The Vietnam War and The Roosevelts, drama Mercy Street and a coproduction agreement with the BBC in the UK. Her duties are included overseeing the entire primetime […]

PBS fosters New York origin book as drama

US pubcaster PBS is working with Scott Free Productions and Malaysia’s Ideate Media to bring a New York City narrative history novel to television as a drama. Emmy-winner Ed Redlich (The Practice, Unforgettable) is to writer the TV treatment for The Island at the Center of the World, which was a best-seller for Russell Shorto. […]

PBS, BBC in ‘ambitious’ factual partnership

Pubcasters from both sides of the Atlantic Sea have com together to coproduce a slate of “ambitious factual specials”, including a new Sir David Attenborough title. The coproduction agreement will America’s BBC and the UK’s BBC, plus the latter’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, create between eight and ten programming special comprising around 20 hours a […]

PBS prepares Great British Bake Off

US pubcaster PBS has acquired The Great British Bake Off as it cements its place as a key home for UK content in the States. The high-rating BBC Two reality competition show will run on PBS from Sunday, December 28 as The Great British Baking Show. The series will sit alongside UK shows such as […]

PBS orders more Bletchley Circle, hails UK drama success

PBS has picked up the second series of period drama The Bletchley Circle. The US broadcaster said it will air the second four-part season of the show in a Sunday night slot, starting next spring. The series follows a group of women who worked in the intelligence service during WW2, and then afterwards got together […]

PBS, BBC, France 3 partner for civil rights march doc

Pubcasters PBS, BBC Three and France 3 are all onboard a new documentary honoring the fiftieth anniversary of a watershed moment in the US’s Civil Rights Movement. The March will look into a massive demonstration on August 28, 1963 for racial and economic equality in which the late Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his iconic […]

PBS buys BBC dramas

PBS has acquired US rights to British dramas Last Tango in Halifax and Call the Midwife. The US broadcaster has done well with UK drama in recent times with period series Downton Abbey a ratings hit. It has now picked up two more UK-originated scripted series from the US arm of BBC Worldwide. Comedy drama […]