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In-demand chart: Turkey (February 12-17, 2017)

Our latest chart proves one thing: linear TV drives demand in Turkey. While the average demand expression in many territories sees similar levels between linear and digital originals, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and local series such as İçerde are far more in demand that anything Netflix and Amazon can muster. Not one digitally-produced […]

Sat.1 comedy moves to Amazon

Amazon Prime Video has become the new home of German comedy Pastewka, which previously went out on commercial broadcaster Sat.1. Amazon confirmed the series is to become an Amazon-branded original, after the news surfaced on local media sites. The comedy, which has been billed as the ‘German Curb Your Enthusiasm’, is going back into production […]

Worldwide touts drama sales ahead of Showcase

BBC Worldwide has shopped several of its drama series to buyers, including SS-GB to RTL in Germany and War and Peace to an SVOD service in Russia. SS-GB, which was a key title at Showcase last year, launched on BBC One last night in the UK. The alternative history drama has been acquired by RTL Pay, […]

Game of Thrones star sets BBC One drama

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is set for a 17th century-set thriller drama based around the Gunpowder Plot for UK pubcaster the BBC. Harrington will star alongside Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) in Gunpowder, which is for BBC One. Harington developed the series […]

New Spanish drama copro forum opens for entries

Conecta Fiction is calling for coproduction pitches that will take place at its inaugural edition in Galicia this summer. The event has backing from ICEX and Fundacion Autor, and is designed to foster coproductions with a Spanish partner or partners. To qualify for the copro pitching session projects must be in either English or Spanish, have an […]

Berlin issues

If you’ve heard it once in the past year, you’ve heard it dozens of times: TV is the new film (or TV is the new home of film talent, depending on which way you want to look at it). This month at the Berlinale International Film Festival in Germany’s capital city, the theme has been […]

Sam Bain comedy set for iPlayer & BBC Two

An upcoming three-part comedy from Peep Show writer Sam Bain will debut on the BBC iPlayer service before airing on UK terrestrial broadcaster BBC Two. Ill Behaviour’s release model is the latest example of the UK’s pubcaster using its on-demand service as a platform to attract traditional and on- demand audiences with the same content. […]

Sam Bain comedy set for iPlayer & BBC Two

An upcoming three-part comedy from Peep Show writer Sam Bain will debut on the BBC iPlayer service before airing on UK terrestrial broadcaster BBC Two. Ill Behaviour’s release model is the latest example of the UK’s pubcaster using its on-demand service as a platform to attract traditional and on- demand audiences with the same content. […]

BBCWW buys into debuting Hincks, Fincham prodco

Expectation, the indie Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks created last year, has secured financial backing from BBC Worldwide and hired ex-Endemol Shine UK and Channel 4 execs for key creative posts. The BBC’s commercial arm have swooped for a 24.9% stake in the producer for an undisclosed amount, a deal that comes just before the […]

Starz joins BBC for Howard’s End

Starz has come on board the BBC adaptation of Howard’s End and the pair will coproduce the TV adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel. Starz will also sell the series internationally. The US premium cable net and the UK pubcaster have a history of working together, having teamed for Da Vinci’s Demons, Torchwood and The […]