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Arrow Film launches SVOD net on Amazon

Arrow Film, the UK distributor of Italian hit drama Gomorrah (pictured), has launched Arrow TV for Amazon Prime members. The service, which will offer a range of European and non-English language drama, officially launched on December 8. Arrow TV will kick off with the entire first season of Gomorrah, the Sky Italy drama that followed […]

Virgin TV brings in Shakespeare drama as exclusive

Virgin Media will bring in Shakespeare drama Will as its latest British TV exclusive for its Virgin TV Full House customers. The acquisition of Will follows a string of exclusives acquired by Virgin Media in recent years, including Flemish noir brothel drama Chaussee d’Amour, which was acquired last week. The shows are part of a […]

Netflix sets second Colombian original

Netflix is set to bring its second Colombian original series, Siempre Bruja, to its worldwide audience in 2019. The show is slated to begin production in the summer of 2018. It is based on the novel Yo, Bruja, by Isidora Chacon. Siempre Bruja follows 19-year-old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century, […]

BBC has Picnic at Hanging Rock with Fremantle acquisition

UK pubcaster the BBC has secured UK rights for FremantleMedia International’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. The series, based on Joan Lindsey’s Australian novel, follows the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine’s Day 1900. It stars Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer as the English headmistress. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a FremantleMedia […]

Netflix set for new French comedy

Netflix is set to launch its next French original comedy, which will be available exclusively to worldwide members in 2018. The unnamed series is an eight episode romantic comedy set in modern day Paris. It follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend. The half-hour series is directed by Noémie Saglio […]

Sarandos confirms House of Cards restart

After some deliberation on the status of House of Cards (HOC) season six, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos has confirmed that production will go on for the final season. Last month, the sixth season was put on an extended hiatus as management attempted to resolve the fallout of sexual harassment claims made against Kevin Spacey. […]

Netflix buys in more from China

Netflix has deepened its ties with China’s streaming service iQiyi by ordering more Chinese originals for distribution. The popular streaming service will now have rights to hit drama Tientsin Mystic (pictured) in all territories outside Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Television Broadcasts Limited will have rights in Hong Kong and Macau, with TV player […]

Iflix commissions first Malaysian original

Emerging markets-focused streaming service Iflix is launching its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia, KL Gangster: Underworld. The six-part drama, shot entirely in Malaysia, is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ films KL Gangster 1 and 2. It will premiere in mid-2018 exclusively on Iflix. KL’s TV counterpart begins soon after the events of the first […]

WWE Studios plans TV originals assault

WWE Studios is expanding beyond feature films and into original TV and digital content production. The production arm of wrestling/sports entertainment giant WWE is looking to work with coproducers on scripted and reality TV shows, and is also eyeing the family and animated spaces. WWE Studios president Michael Luisi will continue to oversee the business, […]

Netflix brings in Chinese & Korean series

Netflix has acquired its first online Chinese drama, Day and Night, and will bring in original South Korean series including A Korean Odyssey. The streaming giant revealed a deal with Youku Tudou, a Chinese streaming service under the Alibaba umbrella, for worldwide rights of Day and Night outside of China. Day and Night is a 32-episode drama series that follows […]

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