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BritBox squares up to rivals with Bletchley Circle original drama

Best-of-British SVOD service BritBox has commissioned its first original drama, a spin-off of ITV drama The Bletchley Circle. The US service has pooled together with UK broadcaster ITV, which is one of its investors, on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco. This marks BritBox out as the latest SVOD player to get in on the original […]

MIPCOM news round up, day 2

The top deals, shows and announcements from yesterday (day two) on the Croisette. AMC Networks International Iberia and Vice Media have partnered to bring Viceland to Spain and Portugal BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has made a third party deal to bring content from FremantleMedia International to the service starting this […]

Acorn subs to witness BBC’s Decline and Fall

Subscription on-demand service Acorn TV has acquired US rights to BBC comedy Decline and Fall. Acorn has also bought the three-part period comedy from Endemol Shine International, and will launch it as a US original on May 15. In the UK, the Tiger Aspect Drama and Cave Bear Productions coproduction debuted last month on BBC […]

ITV Studios hoists ITV to revenue growth

ITV Studios saw its revenue hit nearly £1.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2016, which helped to drive growth at parent broadcaster ITV despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the UK. ITV’s production and distribution arm made £1.24 billion in revenue in 2015, meaning last year’s figure represents growth of £158 million or 13%. The division houses […]

US SVOD service joins BBC drama

US best of British SVOD service Acorn has become the US partner on Love, Lies & Records, the upcoming drama from Kay Mellor. Acorn will run the show as an original in the US on its subscription service. It has been ramping up originals on the platform, with three last year and five already in […]

BritBox names BBCWW exec as president

BritBox, the forthcoming US subscription VOD service from BBC Worldwide, ITV and AMC Networks has appointed Soumya Sriraman as president, North America. Sriraman, who was most recently executive vice-president of franchise and digital enterprises at BBC Worldwide North America, takes up her new role effective immediately. She will be responsible for the overall strategy and operation […]

BBC, ITV, AMC pact for BritBox US SVOD service

The UK’s two largest broadcasters and The Walking Dead cable net AMC are joining forces to launch BritBox, a new US SVOD service that will debut early next year. The partners said they want to roll out the service in other international markets after the US. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, […]