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Hulu snags The Bridge

Hulu has acquired The Bridge from Shine International. The US streaming service will make the series, a US remake of hit Scandi drama The Bridge, available on its premium Hulu Plus service. The full series will be on the subscription Hulu Plus service from June 9, with selected episodes on the free Hulu service. Shine, […]

Thrones most illegally shared US show, CBS hardest hit network

New research into illegal file sharing shows that over the course of one week a raft of top scripted series were being shared by 3.7 million users around the world via the peer-to-peer BitTorrent network. Anti-piracy tech firm Ceg Tek conducted the research ahead of the Cable Show, the cable industry trade show that is […]

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 […]

Sky and FX join forces on comedy production

BSkyB has teamed up FX Networks to work on developing new comedy shows for audiences in the UK and Ireland and the US. Sky and FX have struck a two year deal to co-fund and co-develop new half-hour adult scripted comedy. If projects are commissioned the shows will be broadcast on the Sky 1 HD […]

Fox to launch Cosmos on all major US channels

Fox in the US has followed suit from its international channels business by planning to simulcast factual series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey across all of its main networks. The show will debut on Sunday, March 9 at 9pm ET/PT on broadcast net Fox and cable channels National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, […]

Fox channels reshuffles European execs

Fox International Channels has moved several of its senior executives in Europe into new positions following a restructure that has seen it split its business into new regional divisions. FIC veteran Adam Theiler (pictured) becomes executive VP of the Southern Europe & Africa unit, which covers Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Africa. Within that […]

FX orders Galifianakis pilot, launches FXNOW app

FX has ordered a new comedy series pilot from Zach Galifianakis. The Hangover star will star and co-write the pilot with writer-producer Louis C.K. Both will exec produce along with Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz. This will be the first production under the recently-announced deal between FX Productions and C.K.’s production […]

Reilly: Fox will bypass pilot season

US network Fox has declared itself out of the pilots game. Appearing at the net’s Television Critics Association tour presentation, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster’s chairman, entertainment, Kevin Reilly unveiled a slide reading, ‘R.I.P. Fox “Pilot season”, 1986-2013’ and declared: “We are going to be bypassing pilot season.” This not the first time a US […]

FX greenlights Homeland producers’ drama

US cable channel FX has given a series order to a Middle East-set drama from Homeland writers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under’s Craig Wright. Tyrant will tell the story of a quiet American family drawn into the workings of turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan and Ashraf Barhom are […]

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