Show of the Week: Professor T

Original Death In Paradise leading man Ben Miller returns to the detective genre with this new drama that tackles as many mental health issues as it does violent crimes. Miller plays the titular Professor Jasper Tempest – aka Professor T – a brilliant but unorthodox criminology teacher at England’s prestigious University of Cambridge, who is […]

TBI Weekly: How AVOD is starting to pull out the big guns

If it hadn’t been for the double-barrel effect of a global pandemic and the launch of streamers direct from US studios, then 2020 would likely have been seen as a major trigger point in AVOD’s evolution.    As it is, these services have surged in popularity over the past 12 months but there are soon to […]

Piers Morgan’s anti-Meghan rant on ITV becomes UK’s most complained about TV moment

Controversial UK media personality Piers Morgan has become the most complained about TV figure in regulator Ofcom’s history. Ofcom confirmed on Wednesday that 57,121 people – including Meghan herself – had submitted formal complaints over the presenter’s comments about the Duchess of Sussex. It overtakes the 44,500 complaints made by Brits over the treatment of […]

ITV orders romantic drama ‘You & Me’; first commission for Happy Prince label

UK comcaster ITV has ordered relationship drama You & Me, the first commission for Dominic Treadwell-Collins’ new ITV Studios label Happy Prince.  The 3 x 60-minute series has been created and written by newcomer Jamie Davis and the project is also his first screenwriting commission. Filming is expected to begin later this summer, with the […]

‘2020: The Story Of Us’ producer Katie Buchanan on filming an unfolding crisis

Docsville Studios’ Katie Buchanan, producer on 2020: The Story Of Us, a co-production with Altitude Factual and Expanded Media that aired on UK broadcaster ITV this week, reveals how her team rose to the challenge when they found themselves at the heart of the unfolding global Coronavirus crisis. When Docsville Studios decided three years ago to make a […]

Round-up: Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal; Buccaneer to adapt ‘The Burning Girls’; ITV re-enters ‘The Cube’

Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal Germany’s Seven.One Entertainment Group has renewed Germany’s Next Top Model for an additional five seasons, following a format rights deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The show, which is produced by Redseven Entertainment and airs on ProSieben, is the German adaptation of US series America’s Next Top Model. The series is […]

ITV Studios revenues down by 25% as COVID impact revealed, but BritBox subs grow

ITV Studios (ITVS)’s revenues have taken a 25% hit over the past year after COVID impacted operations at the UK broadcaster’s global production and distribution outfit, but subscribers to its joint venture streamer BritBox are ahead of projections. The UK commercial broadcaster’s global SVOD activities now have over 2.6 million subscribers, with BritBox UK surpassing its […]

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