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HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ launch triggers global piracy frenzy

The scale of global content piracy was again underlined this week with revelations that the first episode of the final series of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55m times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4m viewers in the US via legal means. […]

My5 to host UK premieres of Stan, Crackle originals

Viacom-backed VOD service My5 will host the UK premieres of two dramas from Sony Pictures Television. The platform has picked up OTT-originated dramas The Oath and Bloom, which will both air on My5 as first-run exclusives in the UK, bolstering the platform’s drama slate. Mystery drama Bloom (6 x 60 minutes) originally aired on Australian […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ smashes records as HBO bosses contemplate spin-offs

The series eight premiere of Game Of Thrones on Sunday (14 April) smashed ratings records for US cable channel HBO and UK pay-TV operator Sky.  The drama, which returned after an almost two-year break for its final series on HBO, captured 17.4m across the linear channel, catch-up service HBO Go and domestic SVOD platform HBO […]

MIPTV: The Big Deals

TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes at last week’s MIPTV market. EUROPE ITV is believed to have aggressively outbid Channel 4 for the MBC Korea-distributed singing format The Masked Singer (above), as revealed by TBI. The format finds celebrities singing in full-body costumes and masks, with top contenders reaching series’ end while […]

Tencent picks up ‘Miss Fisher’ adaptation

China’s Tencent has picked up a Chinese adaptation of Australian series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Originally created by Every Cloud Productions, and based on books by Kerry Greenwood, the initial series revolved around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher, a glamourous private detective in the 1920s. Production has now begun in China on […]

Cannes Series winners revealed

The winners for the second edition of Cannes Series Awards have been revealed, with Beta Film’s Spanish dramedy Perfect Life winning top honours. The female-focused title created by Leticia Dolera, from Movistar+, took home the Best Series award. Perfect Life’s three female leads Dolera, Celia Freijeiro and Aixa Villagrán also took home the Special Performance Prize. Beta […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Baghdad Central

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Euston Films Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: A crime thriller looking at Baghdad through the eyes of an Iraqi cop after the fall of Saddam Hussein Baghdad Central is a six-part crime thriller for the UK’s Channel 4, written by The Last Kingdom scribe Stephen Butchard and based on the novel by Elliot Colla. The series […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Wisting

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Cinenord and Good Company Films Broadcaster: MTG for Viaplay, TV3 (Sweden), ARD (Germany) Logline: An ambitious Norwegian detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss Norway’s latest drama is a trans-Atlantic detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Sven Nordin (Lilyhammer) as they attempt to catch a serial killer from the US. The 10 x 45-minute series […]

Jed Mercurio: Nothing surprises me

The Line Of Duty and Bodyguard creator tells Manori Ravindran about his relationship with the SVODs and whether a Ryan Murphy-style talent mega-deal could be on the cards At March’s INTV conference, Netflix’s VP of original series Cindy Holland was confronted with a slide of the global SVOD’s programmes, on which the Richard Madden-fronted BBC […]

Scripted Hot Picks: World On Fire

Distributor: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) Producer: Mammoth Screen Broadcaster: BBC One (UK) Logline: A multi-territory drama telling the story of WWII through the lives of ordinary people World On Fire is the Helen Hunt-starring WWII drama following the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the US. “It’s one of the most epic […]

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