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 […]

Blinkbox launching HBO series Veep

Online video service Blinkbox has inked a deal with HBO and will make comedy series Veep available on a download-to-own basis from next month. The UK deal means that Blinkbox will be the only place in the territory where the show can be bought and downloaded to own. The eight-part comedy series debuted on HBO […]

Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Russia check in for In Treatment

There will be new seasons of the local versions of In Treatment in Argentina, Canada and Russia after Dori Media inked deals for the scripted show. Dori has also sold the format into Brazil. In Brazil pay TV channel GNT will debut a local adaptation of the show on October 1. Hailing from Israel, where […]

HBO orders fourth, final season of Treme

US premium broadcaster HBO is to give David Simon’s New Orleans drama Treme one final, abbreviated, season. The Time Warner-owned premium network will give Simon a fourth season, albeit shorter than its previous three seasons, which aired ten episodes each. “We are going to be back for a season 3.5. HBO, upon viewing the ten […]

HBO promotes Plepler to CEO as Bill Nelson retires

US premium network HBO has promoted Richard Plepler to chief executive following the retirement of Bill Nelson. Plepler was previously co-president of HBO, a role he shared with Eric Kessler since 2007. As part of the new management structure, Kessler will become president and chief operating officer and Michael Lombardo will serve as president of […]

HBO launches Alex Gibney church doc

HBO has commissioned Alex Gibney to produce feature documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God, exposing the abuse of power in the Catholic Church. The documentary, which is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be released theatrically later this year and will launch on the US premium cable network next […]

HBO fleshes out Nordic online plans

US premium pay network HBO is launching an online branded video service across the Nordic region in October, marking the first time that non-HBO pay TV subscribers will be able to access its series. HBO Nordic, which is a joint venture between the Time Warner-owned broadcaster and Parsifal International, will launch in Denmark, Sweden, Norway […]

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