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A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’ heads to the US, Canada, Australia

US broadcaster PBS, Seven Network in Australia and CBC in Canada are among broadcasters to have picked up 19th Century crime drama, Miss Scarlet And The Duke. The show marked A+E Networks International’s first scripted co-production and was created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who was attached as showrunner to the 6 x 60-minute first […]

Netflix, CBC to end ‘Anne With An E’ after three seasons

Netflix and Canadian broadcaster CBC are bringing the curtain down on drama series Anne With An E after three seasons. The show’s forthcoming 10-episode season, which has already premiered on CBC and will debut on Netflix on 3 January, will be its last, the streamer and broadcaster have confirmed. It was produced by Northwood Entertainment […]

CBC welcomes Family Feud to Canada after Fremantle deal

Canada’s CBC is preparing to launch a local version of classic gameshow format Family Feud after striking a deal with distributor Fremantle. Family Feud Canada (60 x 30 minutes) will mark the first English-language version of the format to air in the country and will be hosted by actor and comedian Gerry Dee. Zone3 is […]

Sky Arts, Hulu, SBS acquire Margaret Atwood doc from Kew Media

Sky Arts in the UK, US streamer Hulu and SBS in Australia are among buyers of a documentary about Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel The Testaments. Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word is Power (1 x 92 minutes and 1 x 78 minutes) follows the famous […]

Canada’s CTV, Netflix mark inaugural unscripted collaboration with ‘I Do, Redo’

Netflix has teamed with Canadian terrestrial broadcaster CTV on their first unscripted project, partnering on a wedding series from Insight Productions. The streaming giant has commissioned I Do, Redo, fronted by wedding expert and celebrity stylist Jessica Mulroney. The 10 x 30-minute series will see Mulroney – who is also a close friend of Duchess […]

CBC podcasts score TV adaptations from 3 Arts, Sienna Films

Producers including Lionsgate’s 3 Arts Entertainment and Sienna Films are among the businesses set to adapt a slate of five CBC podcasts for television.  The Canadian public broadcaster has earmarked David Ridgen’s popular true crime podcast Someone Knows Something for a scripted programme from First Generation Films, along with Uncover: The Village for a documentary […]

CBC streamer Gem bolsters YA slate with CW samurai drama, Sonar sci-fi

CBC streaming service Gem is launching a slate of young adult programming, including a contemporary samurai drama produced with The CW (pictured) and a sci-fi drama made with Sonar Entertainment. Catering to young adults between 13 and 24, the slate comes as the Canadian public broadcaster works to bolster youth-targeted programming on the fledgling streaming […]

UK’s BBC forges ‘creative partnership’ with Canada’s CBC

Canadian public broadcaster CBC has struck a “creative partnership” agreement with UK counterpart the BBC that will see the organisations working together more across genres including drama and factual programming. The BBC and the CBC signed a letter of intent “to working together to enhance the services and programmes we bring to audiences” with a […]

Round-up: Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s ‘Industry’; A+E UK snaps up ‘Photos’

Lena Dunham to direct HBO’s Industry Lena Dunham is to direct and executive produce international finance drama Industry for HBO. The eight-part series is being produced by Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials). The show follows a group of young graduates competing for positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries […]

Canada’s CBC bets big on entertainment as it woos advertisers

Canadian public broadcaster CBC is betting on scripted production and fact ent juggernaut Battle Of The Blades as it launches a charm offensive for advertisers. CBC’s Upfront presentation in Toronto on Wednesday (29 May) was the first for new president Catherine Tait (pictured, below), who joined the public broadcaster last July, as well as Barbara […]

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