Foxtel launches iPad app

Australian pay TV broadcaster Foxtel is launching a new app that will allow subscribers to watch shows on their iPad. The app will allow customers to watch 21 of the service’s channels including Nat Geo, Discovery, Disney, Cartoon Network, A&E, Sky News, The Lifestyle Channel, Cbeebies and Channel [V]. It will mean that they will […]

Fox heads to Asia Television Forum with Graceland

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is heading to this year’s Asia Television Forum and will offer series including cable police drama Graceland and spy drama The Americans. The international sales arm of the Hollywood studio will launch the series at the event in Singapore between December 4 and 7. Graceland was created by White Collar […]

Exclusive: Ryan Seacrest to produce hip hop gameshow

Ryan Seacrest is to produce a new hip hop gameshow – Rhyme, Rap or Reason – in the United States, TBI understands. Seacrest, through his Ryan Seacrest Productions, is in talks with Content Television-affilated formats firm Small World IFT, to produce the series in the US. The companies are looking to launch the series via […]

Harvey Weinstein preps TV version of Miramax movie Shall We Dance?

Harvey Weinstein has told TBI that he plans to make a TV version of Shall We Dance?, the 2004 Miramax romantic comedy that starred Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. The news comes as The Weinstein Company plans to move more heavily into scripted TV and its president of TV, Meryl Poster, also told TBI that it […]

TBI Interview: The Americans

The Americans is an upcoming spy drama for US cable network FX. The show, which stars Brothers and Sisters’ Matthew Rhys and Felicity’s Keri Russell, is Fox’s hot cable drama for MIPCOM, where the first episode will premiere. Spy dramas are very on trend right now so what’s the main difference between The Americans and […]

The Walking Dead and NCIS coming to MIPCOM

The people behind hit US zombie series The Walking Dead and hit cop procedural NCIS will speak at MIPCOM next month. NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg will give a masterclass on Tuesday the 9th as will The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd, who will be joined by Sharon Tal Yguado, executive VP, scripted programming and original […]

US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]

Sutter sets up Diva. Clown. Killer at FX

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is developing black comedy Diva. Clown. Killer at US network FX. This comes a few weeks after he told TBI that he had a number of new projects in development and was branching out from traditional drama. The series, which he will exec produce with his wife and Sons […]

Exclusive: Shawn Ryan in talks to revive Terriers via Kickstarter

Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield and executive producer of forthcoming ABC drama Last Resort, is in talks to produce a two hour movie based on cancelled FX comedy drama Terriers through crowd funding site Kickstarter. He would become the most high profile TV producer to raise funds through the nascent funding service. The show […]

Anger Management triggers FX back order

US cable network FX has ordered 90 new episodes of Lionsgate’s Charlie Sheen-fronted sitcom Anger Management after its first 10 passed the ratings threshold. The move is good news for international broadcasters including Comedy Central in the UK, Canada’s CTV and Viasat across Scandinavia, which all acquired the series from international distributor Lionsgate before the […]

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