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Turkey: imports and exports

Following this week’s Discop Istanbul event, TBI speaks to Turkey’s main distribution companies about how changes in the domestic market are impacting their business, how they are dealing with the challenge of selling into the Middle East and how Turkish drama is becoming hot property in Latin America. A country of 20 million TV homes, […]

Hulu unveils 2014 originals, acquisitions

US streaming site Hulu has unveiled a deep slate of original programmes and new acquisitions for 2014 that includes a raft of content from international partners. NBCU, Fox and Disney-owned Hulu announced seventeen new or returning series yesterday including Deadbeat, its first copro with Lionsgate. The 10x30mins supernatural comedy will debut in April, be exec […]

Disney brings on-demand services under ABC Studios banner

Disney is rebranding its on-demand services as part of a wider initiative to have ‘ABC Studios’ as an umbrella brand for its content products and services. Catherine Powell, senior VP, Media Distribution, EMEA at The Walt Disney Company, told TBI that moving forward SVOD platforms that want Disney-distributed content will be sold it as part […]

Sky Living announces new pilots in drama drive

Sky Living HD has ordered two new pilots and announced big name cast additions for previously announced projects as part of an ongoing push into original drama. The pair of new offerings from the UK pay TV network, which is part of BSkyB’s channel portfolio, are Lawless and The Psychopath Next Door (pictured). Lawless will […]

Discovery buys Disney dramas for TLC UK

Discovery has bought several US scripted series for the soon-to-launch UK version of TLC. It has picked up ABC Studios-produced US dramas Mistresses (pictured) and Devious Maids from Disney’s distribution arm. Female-skewing TLC launches on BSkyB in the UK at the end of the month with a launch party in London tonight. Discovery has also […]

Syfy’s game-based series to get UK outing

Defiance, Syfy’s online computer game and TV series crossover, will be shown in the UK 24 hours after its US launch next month. NBC Universal-backed pay TV channel Syfy and games publisher Trion Worlds are making Defiance, which they claim marks a first-of-its-kind convergence between the TV and online gaming sectors. The launch of the […]

Hulu and City order Eva Longoria animated series

US digital service and Canadian broadcaster City have ordered Mother Up!, an animated series for grown-ups starring Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). Production has just started on the 13x30mins series, which is being made by Canadian producers Breakthrough Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment with US-based Mass Animation. The show will debut in the US on Hulu and […]

Syfy preps debut of MMORPG game and TV show crossover

Syfy will debut its online computer game and TV series crossover, Defiance, in mid-April. Syfy and games publisher Trion Worlds claim the launch of the property marks a first-of-its-kind convergence between the TV and online gaming sectors. The launch of the scripted TV series will coincide with the release of the online game and the […]