Exclusive: Korea secures first remake deal for Abi Morgan drama ‘The Split’

Abi Morgan’s hit scripted series The Split, the UK drama from Chernobyl producer Sister, is to be remade in South Korea after distributor BBC Studios (BBCS) struck the show’s first format deal. The Korean remake has been ordered by local broadcaster JTBC and is set to air in 2021. It will again follow the story […]

BBCS Showcase: Insights into BBC Studios’ offerings in Liverpool

Mark Reynolds, director of Unscripted, BBC Studios At this month’s BBC Showcase, a key launch will be Perfect Planet – a series that BBC Studios unscripted portfolio director Mark Reynolds describes as “the next landmark natural history series” to air on BBC this year. Produced by Our Planet maker Silverback Pictures and co-produced by Tencent […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios strikes first with U-Next in Japan, ‘Top Gear’ lands in India

Japanese SVOD operator U-Next has struck its first multi-year deal with BBC Studios (BBCS), unveiled as the UK broadcaster’s commercial arm welcomes hundreds of international buyers to its annual sales extravaganza in the UK city of Liverpool. The deal, revealed during BBCS’s Showcase 2020, provides U-Next with more than 3,000 episodes of localised titles ranging […]

TBI’s UK Screenings map: Check out what’s on, where and when

Buyers attending Screenings face a multitude of events taking place over the week, so TBI has put together a handy map to show you where and when everything is happening Wednesday 12 February StudioCanal Possessions Screening and Q&A 08:30-11:00 Everyman Cinema, 14-18 Handyside Street, N1C 4DN Genre: Drama ITV Studios Formats Festival 09:00-13:00 The Roundhouse, […]

Aussie prodco Aquarius names STX International alum as MD

Australian producer Aquarius Films has appointed Rachel Okine as MD. Okine, who reports to Aquarius founders Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford, will be responsible for driving new business opportunities and financing models, working on strategy and expanding. The company aims to have three to five projects in production per year and Okine will help manage […]

ViacomCBS prepares to launch new streamer, expanding All Access offering

ViacomCBS is preparing to bolster its OTT operations by launching a new streamer that will offer shows from its All Access SVOD as well as content from its array of cable networks. The streamer, which is likely to be available commercial free and ad-supported, will include Viacom brands such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET […]

Movistar+ prepares TV epic with Shine Iberia about legendary musician Miguel Bosé

Movistar+ in Spain has partnered with Shine Iberia and US-based prodcos Elefantec Global and Legacy Rock Entertainment on a new drama about musician Miguel Bosé. The production companies have acquired exclusive life-story rights to the actor and recording artist, with a TV adaptation now being developed. The show will focus on the life of Bosé, […]

Sky misses BAME target on writers but exceeds ambitions on screen

UK-based pay TV operator Sky has failed to hit its own target on the diversity of writers for its shows, after unveiling interim results from its tracking of BAME inclusivity on screen and behind the camera. In the 12 months to the end of September, BAME representation on screen across Sky’s entertainment channels was 31%, […]

Warner Bros., HBO Max unveil new production division for ‘mid-budget movies’

WarnerMedia has launched a new film label that that will serve as the feature production arm of forthcoming streamer HBO Max. Warner Max is described as a “unique joint venture between one of Hollywood’s most successful movie studios and its sister company HBO Max,” promising “a steady stream of high-quality and highly curated original films” […]