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B’casters experience War and Peace with BBCWW

Broadcasters around the world have prebought BBC Worldwide’s new MIPCOM drama launch War and Peace. Estonia’s ETV, Greece’s OTE, Lithuania’s LNK, Israel’s YES and BBC First in Australia and the Benelux region have bought the show, which Sweden’s SVT and Denmark’s TV2 have already prebought. Co-distributor The Weinstein Company has also sold it to A+E […]

BBC to launch Netflix-style US platform

The BBC will next year launch an OTT subscription service akin to streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US. Tony Hall, director general of the UK’s pubcaster, said the move was part of plan to “try out businesses that go direct to the public”. The BBC Worldwide-operated service will offer Americans […]

BBCWW strikes Red Planet deal

BBC Worldwide has inked a development deal with Death in Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster the BBC, will provide development funding and marketing and support in return for an exclusive first-look at all Red Planet projects. “Red Planet Pictures has become synonymous with producing ratings-winning, ambitious and […]

BBC’s Cohen bows out with drama commissions

Danny Cohen’s final drama commissions as the controller of UK terrestrial channel BBC One include a series about the inventor of Chester Zoo and a Charles Dickens-themed show from Tony Jordan. Cohen will soon become the BBC’s director of television overseeing all four main BBC channels and other programme-related services. He said: “It has been […]