Death in Paradise


Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]

SVT buying spree includes The Bible and Bates Motel

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has acquired mega-hit miniseries The Bible. It has picked up the Mark Burnett-produced show amid a raft of drama acquisitions. The five-part series has generated consistently huge ratings on US cable network History and is distributed by Burnett’s One Three Media. SVT has also bought Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which […]

Chello buys 150 hours from BBC Worldwide

Chellomedia, the content arm of Liberty Global, has acquired a 150 hour package of programmes from BBC Worldwide for its Film Mania and Film Café pay TV channels in Central Europe. The deal includes drama series Death in Paradise, which will have its regional debut on the Chello’s channels in Hungary and Romania. Other drama […]