London TV Screenings deals round-up (AM)

Abacus sells crime, pushes RTÉ drama Abacus Media Rights has sold Catch Me A Killer to BritBox North America, SBS Australia, UKTV’s Alibi channel, BBC First in Benelux and Poland, AXN’s Mystery Channel/NHK Enterprises (NEP) in Japan, and Cosmote TV Greece. AMR has also sold crime drama Scrublands to the BBC in the UK and […]

SkyShowtime to sell originals as Mediawan strikes first pact

SkyShowtime has started selling rights to its originals by striking a distribution deal with Mediawan Rights for its Swedish-Finnish drama Codename: Annika. The show was among a package of series picked up from Warner Bros. Discovery last year, after the US studio dropped a host of programming originally destined for its HBO Max streamer. Mediawan […]

ITV orders ‘crossover’ format ‘Shark!’ from Plimsoll

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned an “entertainment and wildlife crossover format” that will see celebrities attempting to overcome their fear of sharks, with the show timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Jaws. Shark! Celebrity Infested Waters is being produced by ITV Studios-owned Plimsoll Productions (A Bug’s Life) with ITV Entertainment and will dare […]

Paramount+ UK orders ‘Curfew’, Federation to sell globally

Paramount+ is expanding its UK drama slate with a new commission for Britannia prodco Vertigo Films that has Federation Studios attached to distribute globally. Curfew (working title) is a six-parter that is being produced with Evolutionary Films (I Am Vengeance: Retaliation) that is set in a society where all men live under ‘The Women’s Safety […]

Disney’s EMEA streaming chief Luke Bradley-Jones to exit

Disney is on the look-out for a new boss of its streaming business in EMEA, following news that Luke Bradley-Jones  would be leaving the business this summer. Bradley-Jones, who was most recently SVP and general manager of Disney+ in EMEA, will exit the Mouse House to join UK-based publication The Economist as president. He has […]

News round-up: BBC lands Kiwi drama ‘The Gone’; Paramount strikes Multichoice pact

BBC lands Kiwi drama The Gone BBC Four in the UK has acquired New Zealand-based mystery thriller The Gone from Red Arrow Studios International RASI). The 6 x 55-minute series follows the journey of Irish detective Theo Richter (Richard Flood) who teams up with a Kiwi detective, Diana Huia (Acushla-Tara Kupe), when a young Irish […]

Why this London TV Screenings’ theme will be ‘oldies but goodies’

With buyers flocking to London TV Screenings, we turn to TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford to reflect on the market and provide her take on the key trend for the next week It’s that time of year again folks, hold onto your hats, we are kicking things up a gear! London Screenings continue to […]

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