Gangsta Granny


Russian sales first, CEE deals, for BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has cut its first deal with Amedia, the fledgling Russian broadcaster dubbed ‘the Russian HBO’, TBI has learned. AMedia launched its channels and on-demand service last year, snagging an exclusive output deal with HBO and content deals with Fox, Showtime and Starz among others. It has picked up a thirty-hour package from BBC […]

iPlayer notches 11 million requests in best day ever

New Year’s Day was the best day ever for the iPlayer with the 11 million programme requests lodged on the BBC’s catch up service as viewers caught up on the UK pubcaster’s line-up of festive programming. That compares with 8.1 million requests on New Year’s Day 2013 and equates to a 35% year-on-year increase in […]

BBC orders Gangsta Granny

UK public broadcaster the BBC is making a TV version of kids book Gangsta Granny. The book was written by British comedian and actor David Walliams (Little Britain). The one-hour TV special based on the book will go out as part of the BBC One’s Christmas schedule. Julia McKenzie (Cranford), Joanna Lumley (Ab Fab), Rob […]