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ITV hires Britbox exec for SVOD push

ITV has hired Britbox exec Reemah Sakaan to push new SVOD plans for the company in the UK. ITV CEO Carolyn McCall revealed the plans during the company’s Capital Markets Day in London earlier this week. Sakaan, who was previously SVP of creative and editorial for Britbox -a joint venture between the BBC, AMC and […]

Britbox sets up new original Dark Heart, adds to live offering

Britbox, the streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV providing British TV in the US, is adding a slate of programming including new original drama Dark Heart and a string of live programming. Dark Heart is a TV adaptation of popular literary series featuring Detective Will Wagstaffe and by the creators of Vera and Shetland. In addition, Britbox will add drama […]

BritBox platform unveils Royal Wedding plans

BritBox, the BBC Studios/ITV SVOD platform that targets North America, has announced plans to showcase the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle. The wedding special on May 19 will allow US viewers to watch ITV’s broadcast of the wedding celebration live. Anchored from a specially constructed studio on the Long Walk […]

Britbox hits 250,000 US subs & eyes int’l expansion

Britbox, the SVOD service from BBC Worldwide, ITV and AMC Networks, claims to have gained 250,000 subscribers in the US one year after launch, as it eyes further international expansion. The service, which also launched in Canada this month, is home to a large collection of British content exceeding 4,600 episodes. In its quarterly reports, […]

SVOD net Acorn coproducing comedy original with ABC

Subscription VOD service Acorn TV is pushing deeper into original programming through the coproduction of a family comedy with Australian pubcaster the ABC. Acorn TV parent Acorn Media Enterprises, ABC, Jungle Entertainment and Screen Australia are coproducing Sando in association with Create NSW. Filming recently finished on the six-part show, which stars Sacha Horler (The […]

BritBox squares up to rivals with Bletchley Circle original drama

Best-of-British SVOD service BritBox has commissioned its first original drama, a spin-off of ITV drama The Bletchley Circle. The US service has pooled together with UK broadcaster ITV, which is one of its investors, on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco. This marks BritBox out as the latest SVOD player to get in on the original […]

MIPCOM news round up, day 2

The top deals, shows and announcements from yesterday (day two) on the Croisette. AMC Networks International Iberia and Vice Media have partnered to bring Viceland to Spain and Portugal BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has made a third party deal to bring content from FremantleMedia International to the service starting this […]

Acorn subs to witness BBC’s Decline and Fall

Subscription on-demand service Acorn TV has acquired US rights to BBC comedy Decline and Fall. Acorn has also bought the three-part period comedy from Endemol Shine International, and will launch it as a US original on May 15. In the UK, the Tiger Aspect Drama and Cave Bear Productions coproduction debuted last month on BBC […]

ITV Studios hoists ITV to revenue growth

ITV Studios saw its revenue hit nearly £1.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) in 2016, which helped to drive growth at parent broadcaster ITV despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the UK. ITV’s production and distribution arm made £1.24 billion in revenue in 2015, meaning last year’s figure represents growth of £158 million or 13%. The division houses […]

US SVOD service joins BBC drama

US best of British SVOD service Acorn has become the US partner on Love, Lies & Records, the upcoming drama from Kay Mellor. Acorn will run the show as an original in the US on its subscription service. It has been ramping up originals on the platform, with three last year and five already in […]