What’s next for London TV Screenings?

As buyers enter the final furlong at London TV Screenings, TBI reflects on a busy week across the UK capital and asks what’s next for the mushrooming sales event. With Fremantle taking to the stage under the bright lights of Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square this morning, another London TV Screenings is almost wrapped. Fremantle’s […]

Netflix orders first medical procedural ‘Pulse’ from Zoe Robyn & Carlton Cuse

Netflix has commissioned Pulse, its first procedural medical drama series, which will follow the staff of a Miami trauma center. The series hails from creator and showrunner Zoe Robyn (The Equalizer), who will executive produce alongside Carlton Cuse (Lost, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan). The show follows young ER doc Dani Simms, who is unexpectedly promoted […]

BBC Studios buys ITV’s BritBox stake for $322m

BBC Studios (BBCS) is taking full ownership of streamer BritBox International, acquiring ITV’s 50% share for £255m ($322m). The deal comes seven years since ITV and BBCS launched the streamer, which claims 3.75 million subscribers and is available in eight countries. Following BritBox International’s move into BBCS’s Global Media & Streaming division, its global CEO […]

Kino Lorber merges MHz Choice & Topic, acquires ‘Babylon Berlin’

US distributor Kino Lorber is merging its streaming services MHz Choice and Topic to create one international series streamer to serve the US and Canada. The move comes less than a year since Kino Lorber acquired a majority stake in Topic, forming a joint venture to operate it with owner First Look. Topic will essentially […]

eOne restructures Canadian content teams under Boat Rocker’s Kerry Appleyard

Entertainment One (eOne) Canada has restructured its scripted and unscripted leadership, following its acquisition by Lionsgate in December, with Boat Rocker Studios’ Kerry Appleyard hired to head both divisions and long-time exec Tecca Crosby to depart. Appleyard becomes SVP of scripted & unscripted and reports into eOne Canada TV president Jocelyn Hamilton. She joins from […]

Fremantle names CEO’s at The Apartment & Wildside, unveils Gianani & Mieli deal

Fremantle has named new CEO’s at Italian prodcos Wildside and The Apartment following the exits of Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli, who have struck a coproduction pact with their former employers. Annamaria Morelli becomes chief of The Apartment and Sonia Rovai is taking the top job at Wildside, with both companies retaining editorial autonomy. Fremantle […]

Paramount eyes $1bn restructuring cost, expands NCIS & orders Guy Ritchie project

Paramount Global revenues declined by 6% in Q4 despite a reduction in streaming losses, with the US studio also revealing a new Guy Ritchie project and an NCIS spin-off. The Bob Bakish-led firm saw losses at its DTC division fall from $575m last year to $490m this year, with four million new subscribers added across […]

Scripted round-up: Apple TV+ to adapt ‘Neuromancer’; NBC orders ‘The Hunting Party’

Apple TV+ to adapt ‘Neuromancer’ Apple TV+ has announced an adaptation of William Gibson’s science fiction novel Neuromancer. It is to be adapted for TV by Graham Roland and JD Dillard and will be produced by Skydance Television, Anonymous Content and DreamCrew Entertainment. The 10-part series will follow a damaged, top-rung super-hacker named Case who […]

London TV Screenings deals round-up

Movistar Plus+ acquires ‘Tattooist Of Auschwitz’ Movistar Plus+ in Spain has acquired Sky and Peacock series The Tattooist Of Auschwitz from distributor All3Media International. The series, produced by Synchronicity Films in association with Sky Studios and All3Media International, is a six part limited drama series is based on the bestselling novel by Heather Morris. It […]

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