BritBox strikes far-reaching Agatha Christie deal covering TV, film & audio

North American streamer BritBox has struck a far-reaching deal that will see it offering the largest overall collection of Agatha Christie adaptations in the US, including numerous TV shows as well as audio plays and films. The BBC Studios and ITV-backed SVOD is adding to its existing Agathe Christie slate with seasons nine to 12 […]

Exclusive: MENA streamer Shahid reveals budgets & int’l plans in TBI Talks (watch here)

To watch TBI Talks on demand, please click above Middle East-based streamer Shahid is looking to “substantially” ramp up budgets for its original high-end drama from the $1m per episode mark, as part of its “ambitious” strategy to expand partnerships outside of the region. The streamer, which is part of the Saudi Arabia-backed MBC Group, […]

Britbox boards ITV’s Covid-19 drama series ‘Isolation Stories’

BBC Studios and ITV’s North American streamer BritBox is onboard Isolation Stories, the limited series from Jeff Pope (Philomena) exploring families living through the Covid-19 lockdown. The show, which will debut exclusively on the streamer on 23 June, is being produced by Oscar nominated writer-producer Pope and his ITV Studios-backed Factual Drama label, with Sheridan […]

News round-up: Sky Studios signs Leinemann; ‘Evermore’ sales; Britbox honours medics; Baby Cow names MD

Sky Studios signs exclusive deal with filmmaker Leinemann Sky Studios has signed an exclusive deal with German filmmaker Philipp Leinemann to produce original scripted drama for the Comcast-owned company. The agreement will see Leinemann write, develop and direct German and international originals for Sky. Leinemann won several awards for his 2014 debut film Wir Waren […]

ITV & BBC Studios streamer BritBox to launch in Australia

ITV and BBC Studios UK-content streamer BritBox is to launch in Australia later this year. The SVOD service, which was first launched in the US and Canada in 2017, offers an array of UK programming and last year revealed plans to “significantly expand” its offering with more original drama and live events. It will be […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios’ former Africa chief lands at Britbox in US

BBC Studios’ former chief in Africa Joel Churcher has taken up a new role at North American streamer Britbox. Churcher becomes VP of partnerships and marketing at Britbox, reporting into the streamer’s president Soumya Sriraman. He has relocated from Johannesburg to New York City for the role, with a remit that includes establishing brand, media […]

DRG strikes first deal with BritBox

Distributor DRG has struck a deal with BritBox covering a package of British drama and comedy titles. The new ITV and BBC-owned streaming service has acquired three series of award-winning comedy Detectorists (19×30-mins), which is available to view now. Later this week, on 23rd January, BritBox will premiere Synchronicity Films drama The Cry (4×60-mins), starring […]

Sky cools on adding BBC/ITV streamer BritBox to set-top box

Sky has reportedly lost interest in a distribution deal with the ITV-BBC joint venture Britbox. According to a report in the Sunday Times, the operator feels that Britbox would not offer significant additional value to its customers, cooling hopes that the new SVOD could join the likes of Netflix and BBC iPlayer on its Sky […]

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