Bridging the gap: Solving viewer fatigue with scripted series

Serialised drama has soared in popularity over recent years, but as the number of shows on offer continues to multiply, Nick Edwards asks whether audiences are getting tired of long-term commitment Long-running, immersive TV series have come to define our drama consumption over recent history. First, there were the early pioneering shows such as Hill […]

Acorn TV, ViacomCBS’s C5 prep PD James ‘Inspector Dalgliesh’ adaptation

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV and Channel 5 have joined forces on an adaptation of PD James’ Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries. Dalgliesh will be made up of three two-part films, each comprising 2 x 60 minutes, and is being produced by All3Media’s Des producer New Pictures, with Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) starring. The show, which is […]

BBC Studios launches German prodco, exits All3 joint venture Tower

BBC Studios (BBCS) is parting ways with All3Media in Germany, ending its decade-long joint venture partnership in Tower Productions and launching its own domestic production company instead. The decision, which will become effective from 31 December, will see All3 taking full control of Tower Productions, with BBC Studios Germany Productions acting as a separate player […]

All3’s Objective Media expands US team by hiring Saterah Moore

All3Media-owned Objective Media has appointed Saterah Moore to a newly created role overseeing current programming at its US division. Moore becomes SVP of current at Objective Media Group America (OMGA) with a remit to oversee the company’s specials and returning franchises, reporting into Jilly Pearce, EVP of OMGA. She was most recently on a three-year […]

WarnerMedia to remake ITV gameshow ‘The Cube’ for US audiences

WarnerMedia has ordered a US remake of The Cube, the UK gameshow format that airs on ITV. The 10 x 60-minute show is being produced by All3Media-owned Objective Media Group America, with former NBA star Dwyane Wade hosting. Wade also exec produces while his production company, 59th & Prairie Entertainment, will also produce with Layla […]

UK TV industry welcomes $650m Covid-19 insurance fund

UK producers and broadcasters have welcomed a long-awaited £500m ($650m) government-backed scheme designed to help domestic film and TV productions struggling to get Covid-19 related insurance. The announcement from the UK’s chancellor Rishi Sunak and minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Oliver Dowden is expected to kickstart productions worth upwards of £1bn, with […]

All3Media’s Lime responds after claims of racism on ‘Hollyoaks’ set

All3Media’s UK-based Lime Pictures has launched an investigation after a star of its youth-skewing drama Hollyoaks said she had witnessed racism from one of the show’s producers. Rachel Adedeji alleged that a senior producer on the Channel 4 show had used a racial slur in comments made to a black member of cast and had […]

All3’s Objective Fiction launches drama label with ‘Guilt’ scribe Neil Forsyth

Guilt writer Neil Forsyth has launched a new production label with All3Media-backed Objective Fiction. Forsyth, who has also been behind fellow BBC drama Eric, Ernie & Me, will head up Tannadice Pictures and focus on exclusively developing content for Objective Fiction, part of parent prodco Objective Media. The agreement also sees Forsyth developing projects with […]

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