Amazon launches Prime streaming in Austria

Amazon has launched its Prime Instant Video service in Austria. The e-commerce giant has rolled out the Prime premium delivery service in the country, which now comes bundled with the Prime Instant Video service (previously the SVOD service was marketed separately under the LoveFilm brand). While Amazon’s chief streaming rival, Netflix, has aggressively expanded in […]

Prisoners of War discovered in Mexico, Hispanic US

Broadcasters in Mexico, Colombia and Hispanic US have banded together to create a local version of Keshet International’s lauded drama Prisoners of War. Productions RTI Colombia (Queen of the South) will produce a 70-episode remake of the scripted format for Televisa in Mexico, Univision-owned Unimas in the US and an as-yet unnamed broadcaster in its […]

Sky 1 looks to TNT’s Legends

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has acquired TNT cop drama Legends. The deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution hands the BKSyB channel exclusive UK rights to the US drama. Legends counts Homeland and 24 producer Howard Gordon among its executive producer roster. It follows Sean Bean (Game of Thrones)as an undercover agent with […]

BBC heist drama remade at Fox

Homeland and 24 producer Howard Gordon is working up a remake of BBC heist drama Inside Men in the US. US network Fox’s cable production division Fox 21 is working with LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions and Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions on the adaptation. Gordon will helm the project alongside Richard Price (The Wire). The BBC […]

Fox Asia going day and date with the US

Fox’s international channels in Asia will show a raft of drama series within hours of their US TX under a new day and date initiative. Fox International Channels and other international channel operators have made increasing efforts to get content to local channels as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of illegal downloading. FIC […]

Channel 4 poaches Red Arrow exec for int’nl push

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has poached a Red Arrow UK scripted boss to lead a new push in to international drama coproduction. Simon Maxwell has been named head of international drama and will invest in coproduced dramas as part of a new strategy that will see overseas writers and talent come to Channel 4 and […]

Netflix extends UK deal with Fox

Netflix in the UK and Ireland has acquired Homeland and American Horror Story from Fox, extending an existing programming agreement between the pair. The deal with the Hollywood studio’s TV sales arm, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, give Netflix two seasons of espionage drama Homeland and also the first two runs of horror anthology series […]

Korea to adapt Prisoners of War

South Korean drama producer Star J Entertainment has acquired local rights to Keshet International’s espionage drama Prisoners of War. The show, which Showtime remade in the US to huge success as Homeland, will be produced in partnership by Star J CEO Youngbeom Jeong, EnterMedia Contents co-founder Sebastian Lee and Hollywood-based producer Teddy Zee, with local […]

Fox Intn’l rolling out second screen app

Fox International Channels is launching its companion and second screen app across Europe and Africa. The Fox Fan app was developed in-house by FIC and has already launched in several territories in Europe and Africa where FIC has channels and it is now rolling it out across the rest of both continents. The app is […]

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 […]