Factual round-up: BBC heads ‘Inside Dubai’; ‘The Beatles And India’ goes global; Netflix acquires Peter Tatchell doc for Oz & NZ

BBC heads ‘Inside Dubai’ UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned Inside Dubai: Playground Of The Rich, a new three-part factual series from Spun Gold TV, for its BBC2 channel. The 3 x 60-minute series goes behind the scenes of the fast-growing city which now counts 52,000 millionaires and billionaires among its three million inhabitants.  A tax […]

Passion Distribution takes British royal wedding doc global

UK-based Passion Distribution has acquired international distribution rights to the BritBox Original documentary The Wedding Of The Century. Produced by Touchdown Films, the feature-length documentary marks the 40th anniversary of the wedding of British royals Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer and features restored footage from the day and exclusive interviews with those who worked behind […]

Factual round-up: Latest deals for D360, Global Screen, BritBox & RTÉ

M6, Rai 5 snap up D360 shows French broadcaster M6 has picked up There’s Something You Should Know from sales firm Distribution360. The 6 x 30-minute series follows suitors as they choose matches from telephone conversations, only for the matches to reveal a physical disability ahead of meeting. The series aims to demystify stereotypes and […]

BritBox hires former Kudos CEO & BBC alum Diederick Santer as creative chief

Global streamer BritBox has appointed former Kudos CEO Diederick Santer to the newly created role of chief creative officer. Santer will join the BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV joint-venture streamer in September and will oversee all aspects of programming on the SVOD service globally, including commissioning and acquisition across all genres and for all markets […]

ITV & BritBox board Eagle Eye Drama’s original debut ‘Hotel Portofino’

UK-based ITV and BritBox have boarded Hotel Portofino, a new drama set on the Italian Riviera during the 1920s from Eagle Eye Drama. Sky Italia and Foxtel in Australia will also air the series, with PBS Distribution picking up sales rights for North America. The series has been created and written by Matt Baker and […]

BritBox investigates ‘Murder In Provence’ as first US-UK co-production

BritBox, the BBC and ITV joint-venture streaming service, has announced Murder In Provence, an adaptation of ML Longworth’s Verlaque & Bonnet novels, as its first UK and US pan-territory original commission. Set to debut on the streamer next year, the 3 x 90-minute series is being produced by ITV Studios’ Monumental Television and adapted for […]

China calls ‘Line Of Duty’ as sixth season goes global

Chinese streamer Pumpkin Film and Spain’s Movistar are among companies to have picked up rights to the sixth season of hit cop drama Line Of Duty. The show, which is sold by ITV Studios (ITVS), was recently acquired by BritBox in North America and is now also heading to TVNZ in New Zealand and KT Corp […]

‘Sanditon’ revived by PBS & BritBox for two more seasons

British period drama Sanditon has been saved from cancellation, with the show recommissioned for a second and third season by PBS in the US and streaming service BritBox for the UK. The series was dropped by original UK commissioner ITV1, following its first 8 x 60-minute season, in 2019. The two new seasons will instead make […]

BritBox NA orders Agatha Christie miniseries from Hugh Laurie

BBC Studios and ITV joint-venture streamer BritBox in North America has made its biggest US commission to date with an order for a limited series based on the Agatha Christie novel Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? to be adapted by Hugh Laurie. House and Roadkill star Laurie will write, direct and executive produce the adaptation, […]

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