UKTV moving into international programme sales

Multichannel group UKTV will start to distribute some of its original shows directly and will be speaking to potential partners as soon as MIPTV, its head of programme distribution/strategy has told TBI. UKTV used to have a distribution output deal with BBC Worldwide, but in recent times has worked with a range of other distributors […]

Crime, seen investigation

As factual crime shows go from strength to strength, TBI takes witness statements from channel controllers, distributors and executives. Tim Adler uncovers why crime pays. Wives With Knives. Born to Kill. Surviving Evil. All true-crime shows whose titles could have been ripped from the headlines of this morning’s tabloids. From serial killers bip-bopping around the […]

North One sells Australian prodco

All3Media-owned North One Television has offloaded its Australian production subsidiary in a management buy-out. North One Australia’s head of programming Adam Kay has acquired the business for an undisclosed amount and plans to rename it Mint Pictures. It will continue to create content for the Australian market and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. The […]

Starz’ White Queen to be crowned at MIPTV

Starz will launch and screen its original period drama The White Queen at MIPTV. The series is a produced by All3Media’s Company Pictures with the US cable network Starz and UK public broadcaster the BBC. It will debut on Starz this autumn and Starz Worldwide Distribution has international rights ex-the UK and Benelux region. It […]

All3Media poaches Gary Woolf from BBC Worldwide

The international arm of UK-based super indie All3Media has poached digital specialist Gary Woolf from BBC Worldwide. At All3Media International he will be responsible for researching and implementing new and innovative commercial strategies in emerging and digital markets. At Worldwide he was VP of business development and digital media. Louise Pedersen, managing director at All3Media […]

France 2 orders local version of Jimmy McGovern Series Accused

French public broadcast channel France 2 has greenlit a local version of Jimmy McGovern-penned British drama series Accused, TBI has learned. The French show will be made by Troisième Oeil. The French production house already makes shows including Vous Trouvez ça Normal? (You Think this is right?) for France 2. The UK show airs on […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

Studio Lambert poaches Top Gear producer from the BBC

Studio Lambert has hired Gary Hunter, the BBC executive responsible for the hugely successful redesign and relaunch of motoring series Top Gear. He will become head of studio at the All3Media-owned production company, which is run by Stephen Lambert. Hunter has been at BBC Factual for over a decade. In addition to Top Gear, he […]

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