Life on Mars

Lat Am SVOD service bags BBCWW series

Latin American SVOD service has licensed a “significant” amount of content from the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. The deal means various BBC Worldwide-sold series will be made available on subscribers in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Uruguay. Life on Mars, Death in Paradise, Primeval, Wallander, Wild South America – […]

Walking Dead creator’s Outcast to Cinemax

Cinemax has taken The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new series, Outcast, to series. HBO sister channel Cinemax had already greenlit a pilot of the new series, which Kirkman has worked up with Fox International Channels. it has now greenlit a full series. Kirkman (left) is writing the series opener and executive producing alongside former […]

eOne launches Australian TV division

Entertainment One has launched a new Australian TV division, which will be headed by Jude Troy. The UK-listed TV and film producer and distributor already has an Australian presence having acquired movie distributor Hopscotch in 2011. Troy has to this point been focused on film, but also acquiring Australian rights to a select batch of […]

BBC, BBC America order horror series from Life on Mars Team

BBC1 and BBC America are coproducing The Living and the Dead, a new period ghost-hunter drama from the writing team behind Life on Mars (pictured) and Ashes to Ashes. The six-parter from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham will be produced by BBC Wales Drama and BBC America. It will air on the BBC’s flagship entertainment […]

Kudos co-founder Garrett to exit

Shine Group’s UK drama producer Kudos will say goodbye to its co-founder and chairman later this year. Stephen Garrett will step down from the Life on Mars and Spooks prodco more than two decades after co-founding it. In his other role as executive chairman of movie producer Shine Pictures, Garrett is currently working on crime […]

Sony Entertainment Television launches on UK’s TalkTalk

Sony Pictures Television Networks has launched its general entertainment channel, Sony Entertainment Television, through UK pay TV operator TalkTalk for the first time. The network goes live today and will be available on channel 454 of TalkTalk’s YouView pay television service as part of the operator’s Entertainment and Entertainment Extra Boost packages. SET is a […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Sky boosts drama commissioning team

BSkyB has added a senior commissioning editor for drama, in the shape of a former ITV2, Shed and Kudos producer. Cameron Roach (left) will oversee Sky’s dramas in production across the UK satcaster’s portfolio of entertainment channels, while also working on its development slate. He’ll report into Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah, whose team […]

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 […]