Luther


BBC drama boss leaves to revive FremantleMedia’s Euston Films

The BBC’s head of drama, Kate Harwood (left), is leaving the UK public broadcaster revive Euston Films, the FremantleMedia-owned production company that made iconic series including Van der Valk, The Sweeney and Minder between 1971 and 1994 before winding down Harwood will leave her role as head of drama production to become managing director at […]

Walking Dead heads for PS3 in Russia

Zombie drama The Walking Dead is among the shows Russian on-demand platform Tvigle will offer Sony Playstation 3 owners following a launch on the console. Tvigle’s entire free-to-view library of more than 20,000 films and TV shows are now available for PS3 users. Key Tvigle television titles include The Walking Dead, Misfits, Skins and Luther. […]

Showtime orders Dominic West, Philip Seymour Hoffman series

CBS-owned US cable net Showtime has ordered two new scripted projects, The Affair and Happyish. Half-hour comedy Happyish is billed as “a dark examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place”. Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) stars as a middle-aged man dealing […]

Netflix goes live in the Netherlands

Netflix went live today in the Netherlands, offering streamed access to its catalogue of movies and films for €7.99 per month. At launch the US-based VOD giant promised to offer “thousands of hours of entertainment,” including all episodes of its four original series that debuted this year and have not previously aired in the Netherlands […]

Best of British SVOD service Cirkus cuts Nordic deal

UK content-based VOD service Cirkus has inked a deal with Nordic pay TV service Boxer, TBI has learnt. Cirkus is operated by Content and Co., the UK-based consultancy run by TV industry veterans Mark Bradford and Hugh Williams. The deal with Boxer means the Cirkus service will be made available to the DTT pay TV […]

BBC Worldwide says 10% uptick in buyers attending Showcase

BBC Worldwide says that 700 international buyers will attend the 2013 version of its annual Showcase event, a 10% year-on-year increase. Showcase has relocated from Brighton to Liverpool and starts on February 24. The event generates about 20% of Worldwide’s programme sales revenue. Key series that Worldwide will be pushing to the buyers in attendance […]

Lovefilm renews and extends BBC Worldwide deal

Amazon-owned streaming service Lovefilm has inked a new, extended, content deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. The pair already had a programming agreement, but the new agreement gives it rights to a wider range of content from the distributor. New shows that will become available on Lovefilm include drama […]

Georgeville moves into US television

Marc Rosen is the film and TV producer whose credits include Harry Potter and Threshold. In March he set up Georgeville Television (GVTV) and he now has three straight-to-series orders from US broadcast nets and two more on cable. He tells TBI about the new shows, which include a new offering from The X-Files’ Chris […]