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All 4 joins Netflix, iPlayer on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV has rounded out its UK broadcaster catch-up TV services offer by adding Channel 4’s on-demand platform, All 4. The Amazon service already offers BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Demand 5, as well as Netflix, UKTV Play, YouTube and other on-demand apps. Adding All 4 means Amazon Fire TV owners can now access […]

CBS strikes China streaming deal

The international arm of CBS has struck a programming deal with Chinese streaming service PPTV. The deal between PPTV and CBS Studios International covers a raft of series from the CBS network line-up and from the Showtime premium cable net. The agreement covers the CBS summer event series, which have included Under the Dome (pictured), […]

Showtime ups veteran Levine to programme chief

The long-serving Gary Levine has been upped to president of programming at US premium cable channel Showtime, as his boss, David Nevins, prepares to take on the CEO role. Levine (pictured) has been with Showtime since 2001, and has worked on every one of its original dramas, which include Homeland, The Affair, Ray Donovan, Californication […]

Showtime chief: US and UK writing styles merging

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL: Showtime president David Nevins told delegates here in Edinburgh that elements of the US- and UK-styles of scriptwriting were merging. Asked how he felt about the British ‘auteur’-style approach in comparison to the US writer rooms he pointed to the number of UK writers working on American television shows, and felt […]

Hulu to offer discounted Showtime

US streaming service Hulu will offer a discounted version of cable channel Showtime’s online service. The deal marks the first premium service that broadcaster-backed Hulu will offer its subscribers. As of July 12, Hulu subs will be able to add the service to their package for US$8.99 a month, compared to non-subs, who have to […]

Nevins to succeed Blank at Showtime

One of the longest serving CEOs in American television is about to hand over the reins. Matt Blank (left) is stepping down as chief executive of Showtime on January 1, 2016 and handing the role to president and creative chief David Nevins (below, right), who will then carry both titles. Nevins new contract extends his […]

LA Screenings: SVT wants the ‘wow factor’

SVT is in Hollywood chasing shows with a ‘wow factor’ that will create buzz among the Swedish pubcaster’s audiences. SVT has six drama slots a week, most of which are at 9.30pm or 10pm, but is in the market for drama or comedy that veers away from traditional genres such as cop procedurals and instead […]

Canada’s Crave creates Showtime block

Low-cost Canadian SVOD service Crave has created a Showtime block within its line-up that will be programmed with a raft of scripted fare from the US premium cable net including The Affair, Penny Dreadful, Homeland, Nurse Jackie, Ray Donovan and Weeds. The Crave announcement followed an agreement between its owner, telco Bell Media, and CBS, […]

Crave cuts Fox SVOD deal

Fledgling Canadian SVOD service Crave has struck a programming deal with Fox, for several of the studio’s TV series. The agreement, between Bell-backed Crave and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution gives the SVOD platform series including Homeland (pictured), Legends, Salem and Graceland. Season one of TNT crime series Legends will be on Crave in the build […]

Fox 21, Fox TV Studios merging under Salke

Fox Television Group is merging two of its studios to create a cable production powerhouse. Fox 21 and Fox Television Studios are coming together under the banner of Fox 21 Television Studios. Fox 21 president Bert Salke has been named in the same role at the new company, reporting to Fox TV Group co-chairmen and […]