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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, […]

BritBox strikes exclusive ‘Line Of Duty’ deal in US

BritBox in the US has picked up exclusive rights to the sixth season of Jed Mercurio’s hit police drama Line Of Duty, in a deal that also hands it rights to all future episodes of the show. US streaming service Acorn TV had snapped up streaming rights to the first five seasons of Line Of Duty from Hulu in […]

BritBox adds ‘Grace’ to North American originals line-up

BBC Studios and ITV joint SVOD BritBox is adding UK crime thriller series Grace to its slate of originals in North America. The series, based on the Roy Grace novels by author Peter James, will land on the service in the US and Canada on 27 April. Produced by Second Act Productions, Tall Story Pictures […]

ITV Studios revenues down by 25% as COVID impact revealed, but BritBox subs grow

ITV Studios (ITVS)’s revenues have taken a 25% hit over the past year after COVID impacted operations at the UK broadcaster’s global production and distribution outfit, but subscribers to its joint venture streamer BritBox are ahead of projections. The UK commercial broadcaster’s global SVOD activities now have over 2.6 million subscribers, with BritBox UK surpassing its […]

BritBox appoints ITV SVOD chief Reemah Sakaan to become international CEO

BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV have appointed the latter’s group director of SVOD Reemah Sakaan as international CEO for joint venture streamer BritBox. Sakaan, who was responsible for the launch of BritBox in the UK and is also currently chief brand & creative officer at BritBox Global, will start in April and will be tasked with […]

BritBox NA takes streaming debut for Michael Apted’s ’63 Up’

BBC Studios and ITV-owned streamer BritBox North America has secured the exclusive premiere of 63 Up, the latest instalment in the late director Michael Apted’s Up series, following its theatrical release last year. Apted, who passed away last month, helped to launch the documentary anthology series in 1964 with the original 7 Up, which was […]

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