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Sony Pictures Television launches online format festival

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has unveiled plans to host its own bespoke virtual formats event next month, following MIPCOM pivoting online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Launching on 1 October, the Virtual October Formats Fest will take place across the entire month and use Zoom and eCinema as platforms through which to deliver personalised […]

MIPCOM Factual Hot Pick: The Real Prime Suspect

The Real Prime Suspect is aptly named. This 10-part true crime series is led by Jackie Malton – the first female detective in the Flying Squad, a branch of the Serious and Organised Crime Command in London’s Metropolitan Police Service. An openly gay woman detective who rose through the ranks of a very male police […]

MIPCOM: AMC streamers Shudder & Sundance Now to launch in Oz

AMC Networks is set to launch its streaming services Shudder and Sundance Now in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2018. AMC states that the move follows growing consumer demand for curated direct-to-consumer subscription services. The expansion builds on both services subscribers in existing territories, which include the UK, Canada, the UK, Ireland, […]

Karl Warner talks about Doodlebugs

A flatulent skyscraper, a blender with mood swings, a flirty tree and a drinks can that simply doesn’t want to be crushed. These are all characters in the brand-new sketch show meets clip show – Doodlebugs – where we find out that everything has feelings.

With one-off clips and returning characters, Doodlebugs is side-splitting entertainment that captivates audiences of all ages.