Netflix builds on anime ambitions in Japan

Netflix has stepped up its anime push, partnering with six Japanese creators to develop original anime shows. The six creators – CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura), Shin Kibayashi (The Kindaichi Case Files), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt), Otsuichi (Goth), Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) and Mari Yamazaki (Thermae Romae) – are a mix of manga artists, novelists, […]

Hulu adds 3,000 episodes of classic TV

Hulu is set to add near 3,000 episodes of classic shows after expanded agreements with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. The US streaming service will add hit comedies, dramas and iconic series such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones and Glee. Some shows have been added and others will follow in coming weeks. The […]

Fox burying Bones

Fox has ordered a new season of Bones, which the network said will be the last of the long-running procedural. The twelfth and final run of the show will take the number of episodes in Bones to 246, making it one of Fox’s longest-running series ever. “In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

News brief: Lifetime dropping Drop Dead Diva

US cable net Lifetime has said that comedy drama series Drop Dead Diva will come to an end after its upcoming sixth season. The Sony Pictures Television-produced show follows a model who dies and finds her soul resurfacing in the body of a talented, overweight lawyer. The body-swap series was created by Josh Berman (Bones, […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]