Fargo


MGM: A lion in the TV jungle

Of all of the Hollywood studios, none has been bought and sold as many times as MGM. Having turned 90 this year, the studio has secured new cash that it will invest in content, and as the zeitgeist moves from big to small screen, will look to build its roster of TV shows. Roma Khanna […]

Big-screen to small-screen

Amid what is described as the ‘Golden Age’ of TV drama there is an increasing trend to look to feature films for small-screen inspiration. John Hazelton looks at the film-to-TV trend and reveals how top creative talent to raiding is studio vaults to find material for the small screen When Fargo won this year’s Emmy […]

Viewpoint: Katie O’Connell Marsh, CEO, Gaumont TV

The television landscape is changing. That we know for sure. With the rise of new platforms and independent studios entering into an already competitive marketplace, there is a plethora of content and new business models to explore. While this feeds commerce, it does not necessarily guarantee art. To me, the most exciting thing to emerge […]

Netflix launches in Austria

Netflix has followed up its launches in France and Germany by adding Austria to the list of countries in which its streaming video-on-demand services is available. The move means that Austrian consumers will have access to Netflix originals including Orange is the New Black and Bojack Horseman, as well as series airing for the first […]

Netflix launches in Germany, partners with Deutsche Telekom

Netflix has gone live today in Germany and has signed a distribution partnership with Deutsche Telekom in the latest leg of its European expansion. Under the terms of the partnership deal, Netflix’s app will be available on Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain IPTV platform, with the service to be added to all Entertain set-top boxes in the […]

FXX preps ‘record’ Simpsons marathon

US cable channel FXX is planning to run 25 seasons of The Simpsons back-to-back over 12 days. The Fox Networks Group-owned channel will air 552 episodes in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie, beginning on August 21 at 10am ET/PT and concluding September 1 at 12am. FXX claims this will be the “longest-running marathon in […]

News brief: Fargo goes to SoHo

New Zealand premium drama channel SoHo has acquired the upcoming TV remake of feature film Fargo. The ten-part crime drama, which MGM Television and FX Productions are creating for FX in the US and for which MGM is global distributor, will launch in New Zealand in May. Fargo is an original adaptation to the Coen […]

MIPTV 2014 news brief: MGM launching Fargo in Cannes

MGM will launch the upcoming TV version of Fargo internationally at MIPTV. The studio’s sales arm has already presold it to Channel 4 in the UK, but will give the TV remake of the Cohen brothers’ cult 1996 movie. The TV series is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions and will go out on […]