News brief: Shine’s Kudos preps series based on Sathnam Sanghera novel

UK-based drama producer Kudos has optioned Marriage Material and will develop the Sathnam Sanghera novel into a TV series. Sanghera is an award winning writer and journalist and Marriage Material is his latest book. Kudos, which scored a major success this year with ITV drama Broadchurch, has co-optioned the book with Parti Productions. The novel […]

Kudos strikes deal with Broadchurch producer

Shine-backed drama producer Kudos has inked a first-look deal with Imaginary Friends, the UK production company that has recently had huge success with ITV drama Broadchurch. Imaginary Friends is run by Chris Chibnall who wrote and exec-produced Broadchurch. Shine International distributes the serialised crime mystery, which generated massive ratings ITV1 with an average audience of […]

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 […]

The vision for Sky Vision

Carl Hall and Sophie Turner Laing tell TBI about how the freshly minted Sky Vision will be adding Sky’s upcoming original dramas to its slate as well as working with Sky News and Sky Sports to bring new programming to market. Distribution guarantees mean Sky can fully fund Plans to package and sell Sky News […]

1 3 4 5