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Lethal Weapon puts US TV back in ITV primetime

ITV has bought the film-to-TV series adaptation of Lethal Weapon, a major deal that marks the primetime return of US drama to the UK’s largest commercial channel. The UK broadcaster scheduled US series in its ITV primetime in the distant past, before moving to a peak time line-up of local fare in recent years. Lethal […]

ABC rebrands flagship Oz channel

Australian pubcaster ABC has followed suit from ITV in the UK and rebranded its main channel. ABC1 will now be known as just ABC, following results of extensive audience research that revealed viewers preferred the latter moniker. In January 2013, ITV1 was rebranded as ITV for similar reasons. ABC had first been rebranded as ABC1 […]

Pact: Channel 5 attitude toward indies ‘worrying’

UK producer body Pact has labelled the terrestrial broadcaster Channel 5’s relationship with local indies “worrying” following results from a new survey. Pact’s membership survey rated Channel 5 as ‘disappointing’ at best in key areas of concern – ‘appreciation of cash flow issues’, ‘dealings regarding terms of trade’ and ‘getting paid on time’. This compared […]

Storage Hoarders sells to Euro broadcasters

Twofour Rights, the sales arm of UK-based indie producer Twofour, has sold a raft of programming to European broadcasters including two new deals for its Storage Hoarders format. Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Atresmedia (fka Antena 3) has picked up the show, which looks at stories around objects and possessions that have been hidden in storage. Dutch […]

MIPTV News: FremantleMedia takes Cell Block remake to Cannes

The new international arm of FremantleMedia is launching drama series including the Prisoner Cell Block H reworking Wentworth at MIPTV. Wentworth, which comes from FremantleMedia Australia and is based on Prisoner (or Prisoner Cell Block H as it was known in the UK) is set to debut on Foxtel channel SoHo. The 10x60mins series has already pre-sold […]

Twofour Rights shops Storage Hoarders around the world

UK-based distributor Twofour Rights has sold fact-ent series Storage Hoarders to a host of international broadcasters. The 20x60mins show, in which hoarders are challenged to sort through their stuff and say goodbye to the things with they no longer need, has been acquired by TV3 Denmark, TV Norge Norway, TV4 Sweden and MTV3 Finland. Discovery […]

BBC America buys ITV drama Broadchurch

US cable network BBC America has acquired Broadchurch, the upcoming British drama series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who). In the UK the show, which is being made by Spooks producer Kudos, will air on commercial network ITV’s flagship ITV1 channel. The ensemble drama focuses on a small town that it thrown into the media spotlight […]