Pact & DiVA create 80 UK apprenticeships via Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme, run by UK screen trade association Pact and media apprenticeships provider DiVA, has created 80 industry placements for young people. The UK-based initiative, which is part of the UK government’s Plan For Jobs, aims to create six-month work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk […]

NBCU takes a Chance on Hugh Laurie Hulu drama

NBCUniversal has acquired Hugh Laurie drama Chance for a raft of its international nets. NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has bought the series for its nets in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Poland. Poland will be the first to launch the series next month. The series has The Night Manager and House star Hugh Laurie […]

Syfy makes debut in south Asia

NBCUniversal channel Syfy is launching in Sri Lanka, its first roll out in south Asia. The channel will be carried on the Dialog TV pay TV platform from the start of May. Dialog already carries its NBCU stablemates Universal Channel, E! and Diva. “This is a momentous occasion for the channel brand as it becomes […]

Telemundo launches block in Asia

US Hispanic network Telemundo is launching a two-hour block on the female-skewing cable net Diva in Asia. Both channels are part of NBCUniversal. The ‘DIVA presents Telemundo’ block will start next week. It will run late afternoon to early evening and kick off with US-produced telenovelas Aurora and Cruel Love (Perro Amor). Both shows will […]

LA Screenings 2014: Chrystele Fremaux, Universal Networks International

As buyers flock to Los Angeles for the May Screenings, TBI speaks with key players about what’s on their 2014 shopping list. Which channels are you buying for? We are buying mainly for Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street and Diva. Our other brands across the region – Studio Universal, Telemundo, E! and Style – don’t […]

ITV sells Mr Selfridge to BBC in Africa and NBC in Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold drama series Mr Selfridge to new partners in Europe and Africa. BBC Worldwide has picked up rights to the show, which tells the story of the creation of the London store, for its BBC Entertainment channel in Africa. NBCUniversal has also bought the drama for female-skewing channel Diva Universal […]