Black Mirror

Netflix buys Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror

Netflix has acquired broadcast shows including The CW’s Jane the Virgin days after the streaming service confirmed it was to finance new episodes of dark British drama anthology Black Mirror. Comedy Jane the Virgin and CBS thriller drama Zoo are from CBS Studios International, while USA Network dystopian future drama Colony comes from Legendary Entertainment. […]

Netflix ‘to fund new Black Mirror’

Streaming service Netflix has reportedly snapped up rights to Charlie Brooker’s dystopian future drama Black Mirror. According to the Radio Times, Netflix has agreed terms with writer Brooker and his House of Tomorrow prodco, which is part of the Endemol Shine Group. Channel 4 declined to comment, but TBI understands that the broadcaster has a first-look […]

Charlie Brooker launches indie with Endemol

Writer, satirist and broadcaster Charlie Brooker has launched a new indie with production giant Endemol. Brooker will be creative director of House of Tomorrow, which will create drama, comedy and feature films for the UK and international markets. This marks the second time a Brooker prodco has partnered with Endemol. He launched Zeppotron with the […]

Endemol’s Blinders in Chinese VOD drama deal

China’s dominant VOD platform Youku Tudou has acquired rights to Endemol-sold dramas including BBC Two drama Peaky Blinders. Endemol sales house Endemol Worldwide Distribution has secured agreement with Trade Lead Investments to send Peaky Blinders, Continuum seasons one and two and Black Mirror seasons one and two to the, and platforms. Period […]

DirecTV in Black Mirror, Secret State deals

DirectTV has acquired Charlie Brooker-penned dramedy Black Mirror and Gabriel Byrne-starring conspiracy thriller Secret State for its Audience Network. The US cable TV provider plans to debut the UK-created series on November 12 at 9pm and 10pm respectively, with Black Mirror (pictured) going first. Black Mirror, which UK broadcaster and comedian Brooker wrote and Endemol’s […]

eOne shopping drama series based on Brit flick Skeletons

Entertainment One is pitching a TV series to broadcasters based on the 2010 UK movie Skeletons. The producer and distributor was talking to potential partners about the project at MIPCOM last week and a senior eOne source told TBI that two, currently named, channels are in pole position to come on board the series. UK-listed […]

Viewpoint: Is Channel 4’s content strategy fit for purpose?

Nick Thomas, principal analyst, TV & Digital Media, at Informa Telecoms & Media asks whether Channel 4’s content strategy is fit for purpose. If social media was the hottest topic in TV in 2012, the need to understand connected audiences is already the topic that will dominate industry conversations in 2013. We know that the […]