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Nine Network, Movistar+ strike pre-sale deals for BBCS’s ‘Perfect Planet’

Nine Network in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and public broadcasters across the Nordics have all struck pre-sales deals for BBC Studios’ new blue chip natural history series A Perfect Planet. The five-parter is produced by Silverback Films for BBC One in the UK and US partner Discovery, with China’s Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF in Germany, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Where next for linear TV’s Covid boom?

Covid-19 enforced lockdowns around the world had propelled viewing figures for linear networks skywards but with people now able to move more freely, what’s happened to those viewers? Adam Thomas, lead analyst for global TV markets at TBI sibling Omdia, reports. As of the end of August 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused more than […]

BBC One checks in for Gordon Ramsay-fronted gameshow ‘Bank Balance’

BBC One in the UK has ordered a new primetime gameshow hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Bank Balance has been devised and produced by Studio Ramsay and is described as “a high-stakes, high-pressure game show where contestants test their poise, precision, knowledge and nerve to succeed to build themselves a fortune – or see […]

Korea’s JTBC strikes ‘Undercover’ remake deal with BBC Studios

South Korean broadcaster JTBC has ordered a local remake of Peter Moffat’s political drama Undercover, after acquiring format rights from distributor BBC Studios (BBCS). The show will be re-made by local prodco Story TV for audiences in South Korea, with the deal marking the first global format sale for Undercover and the third scripted format […]

BBC One returns to Leopard’s ‘Worzel Gummidge’ with Mackenzie Crook

The UK’s BBC has ordered a third one-hour adaptation based on the Worzel Gummidge novels. Saucy Nancy will debut on BBC One later this year and has been adapted by Mackenzie Crook, with the show inspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Todd. Crook will again direct and star as Gummidge, while Argonon Group-owned […]

BBC One turns to Korea for CJENM’s music format ‘I Can See Your Face’

BBC One is looking to ramp up its primetime entertainment offering with a local version of hit South Korean music format I Can See Your Face. The 8 x 60-minute show was created by Korean giant CJENM and is being produced in the UK by Fremantle duo Thames and Naked.  It will debut in 2021. […]

Show of the week: Bloodlands

This gritty four-part crime thriller, set in Northern Ireland, is from emerging talent Chris Brandon – best-known for adapting Rock Creek Park for TV – and the mercurial Jed Mercurio of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard fame. The BBC One four-parter is from Hat Trick Mercurio Television (HTM Television) and stars James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold […]

Show of the week: Small Axe

This anthology series is made up of hour-long stories that have been conceived and written by Twelve Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen, with Alastair Siddons and Courttia Newland also attached. The 6 x 60 minute films feature actors including Star Wars’ John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, with the show delving into an array […]

Show of the week: ‘Meat: A Threat To Our Planet’

A one-hour special that caused controversy in the UK when it debuted on BBC One late last year, this show is from acclaimed producer Raw TV and follows on from 2018’s award-winning documentary Drowning In Plastic, which was also from animal biologist and meat-eater Liz Bonnin. Her latest show takes viewers from cattle farms in […]

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