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AMC expands senior leadership roles for streaming focus

US-based AMC Networks has expanded the roles of senior execs Courtney Thomasma, Matt Graham and Blake Callaway as part of the company’s continuing refocus around its streaming services. Company veteran Thomasma, who most recently served as executive director of BBC America, is shifting to a new position as general manager of streamer AMC+, where she […]

‘Killing Eve’ to conclude next year; spin-offs in development

BBC America black comedy-drama series Killing Eve is to conclude with a fourth and final season next year, but the franchise is set to continue, with a number of spin-offs in development. Sid Gentle Films is scheduled to begin production on the final eight-episode this summer, with filming taking place in the UK and across […]

News round-up: All3 takes ‘Total Control’ from Keshet; India’s Lionsgate Play strikes BBCS first; Cineflix partners with Hayley Orrantia

All3 strikes Blackfella Films deal All3Media International has struck a new deal with Australian producer Blackfella Films that will see it managing worldwide sales of political thriller Total Control. The show, which was ordered by the ABC in Australia, was co-created by and stars Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) and is in development on its second […]

AMC Networks Entertainment chief Sarah Barnett to step down

AMC Networks Entertainment Group president Sarah Barnett is stepping down from her role at the US-based operator. Barnett will replaced on an interim basis by AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll, who will take on a remit that covered production arm AMC Studios as well as networks AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. Her next move […]

AMC Networks hires Viacom’s Robyn DeMarco to oversee programming, acquisitions

AMC Networks has hired former Viacom exec Robyn DeMarco as SVP of programming strategy, acquisitions & scheduling for its entertainment division, which includes AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. DeMarco will also oversee programming and acquisitions for IFC and reality network WE tv, reporting into David Beck, EVP and head of programming strategy and business […]

BBC America orders more ‘Killing Eve’ ahead of third season debut

BBC America has renewed hit drama Killing Eve for a fourth season before its third run has started airing. The cat-and-mouse thriller is from BBC Studios-backed Sid Gentle Films and revolves around Eve (Sandra Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), who are bound by a mutual obsession. The show’s fourth run […]

AMC Entertainment Networks Group brings Studios operation in-house

AMC Networks is bringing its Studios operation in-house in a restructure that sees the departure of David Madden. The exec, who joined AMC in 2017, served as president of programming for the Entertainment Networks Group and AMC Studios. However, under the business’s “strategic realignment” the studio will come under centralised leadership – that of Sarah […]

HBO Max scores major licensing coup for BBC content

HBO Max has scooped up exclusive streaming rights to Doctor Who via a major licensing deal with BBC Studios. The WarnerMedia-owned platform has acquired streaming rights to the current season, along with 10 other seasons of the rebooted sci-fi show, which was re-launched on BBC One in 2005 after a 16-year absence. The programme, which […]

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