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Lionsgate’s Beggs: broadcast still ‘most lucrative’ for drama

Broadcast will remain a highly relevant platform for scripted drama, with some types of show better-suited to the syndication model than sales to streaming platforms, according to Kevin Beggs (right), chairman of independent producer Lionsgate. Speaking at the opening of the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Beggs said that the choice of distribution […]

Netflix reveals viewers’ ‘first binges’

Netflix data has revealed the top ten titles most likely to first get viewers to binge on the platform. Netflix defines a binge as completing at least one season of a show within seven days of starting. Analysis focused on members who joined in the past five years. The top three consisted of Breaking Bad, […]

FilmRise moves to production, hires Waco’s Wolynetz

FilmRise has hired Waco (pictured), and Breaking Bad producer Vlad Wolynetz to head their newly launched television production division. FilmRise previously distributed films and classic TV shows such as Roseanne, 3rd Rock From the Sun and A Different World. Wolynetz, who previously served as vice president of production, series and movies at AMC, will work alongside CEO Danny […]

Jason Simms joining Sky Vision from Fox

Jason Simms is swapping his role as senior VP of global acquisitions at Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa to become Sky Vision’s drama and comedy chief. A familiar face at international markets, Simms has been with the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster for more than twelve years, during which time he bought first-run rights to […]

Netflix lifts the lid on viewing trends

Netflix says it has identified a new trend among its members whereby they integrate movies into their series binge watching. The US streaming service redefined and gave new life to the term ‘binge watching’ and has now lifted the lid on how its customers weave features into those bingeing habits. Netflix identified the trend by […]

In-demand chart: Iberia (November 13-19, 2016)

Perhaps it’s indicative of a wider global narrative, but dystopian drama is the top genre in Iberia. The Walking Dead’s grim survival tale tops the overall charts in Spain and Portugal, while Charlie Brooker’s futuristic anti-fables in Black Mirror are the winning digital originals. The Walking Dead’s status as the most-watched US cable series is […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

Steve Mosko leaving Sony

Sony Pictures Television boss Steve Mosko is leaving after more than two decades at the studio. US trade Variety broke the news yesterday, and although Sony declined to comment, Mosko’s exit has now been widely reported in the US. Variety, citing three sources, said Mosko was departing after failing to agree terms on a new […]

AMC hands Preacher talk show companion

US cable network AMC has continued its tradition of handing key original drama series a talk show companion. Preacher debuts with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, May 22, and its encore screening a week later (May 29) will be followed by Talking Preacher at 10.30pm. A second Talking Preacher episode will air after Preacher’s finale […]

Sony, C4 making Philip K. Dick drama series

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and Hollywood studio Sony are teaming to make Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick, an anthology series based on the titular sci-fi author’s work. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will exec produce the show, with Battlestar Galactica scribe Ronald. D Moore writing the series. Moore has worked with Sony […]

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