Netflix buys ITV Studios dramas for Europe

Netflix has acquired several drama series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment for its services in the Benelux, France and Germany. The US-listed streaming service has picked up exclusive SVOD rights to five seasons of Irish gangster series Love/Hate (pictured), which goes out on RTE in Ireland. It has also bought Stephen Poliakoff period drama Dancing […]

HBO Europe hires drama exec

HBO’s European production group has hired its first London-based executive, who will work on its growing drama output. Steve Matthews is joining HBO Europe as executive producer, drama development at the HBO Europe Original Productions unit. He will be based in London, but work with HBO Europe production bases in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and […]

Channel 5 buys Irish drama

The UK’s Channel 5 has followed up its acquisition of The Bible by taking Irish drama Love/Hate, which was a hit for RTE. The show is sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. In Ireland, it scored critical acclaim and strong audience shares when it ran toward the end of last year. Channel 5 has bought […]