Midsomer Murders


Acorn TV launches on Comcast’s Xfinity TV

Acorn TV, the largest SVOD service specialising in the distribution of British and international television to the US market, is now available on Xfinity On Demand to Xfinity TV customers nationwide. The launch marks the first time Acorn TV, owned by RLJ Entertainment, has been available on an MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor, eg cable) […]

Roughcut TV names comedy chief

UK indie Roughcut TV has promoted Alex Smith to head of comedy. Smith has produced some of Roughcut’s longest-running sitcoms, Trollied, which plays on Sky 1 in the UK, and has worked on the firm’s newest comedy, Carters Get Rich. As comedy chief at Ash Atalla’s prodco, he will be responsible for overseeing an expanding […]

In-demand charts: Denmark (April 17-23, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows from another European territory. Denmark’s most popular digital original is House of Cards, the first time the dark political drama has topped one of our territory-specific charts, while Game of Thrones’ return propelled it to the top of the overall list. […]

ITV goes ghost-hunting with drama

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a 1x120mins drama about a 1920s ghost hunter. Harry Price: Ghost Hunter will be produced by All3Media-owned Bentley Productions, which is behind ITV’s one most successful long-running dramas, Midsomer Murders. The fact-and-fiction thriller telemovie will follow real-life ghost hunter and skeptic Harry Price, who looked into paranormal activity and claims […]

Small Town America: don’t ignore local TV

British drama is currently the toast of Los Angeles and New York, with shows like The Missing from the BBC and Starz and ITV’s Grantchester launching recently to great critical acclaim, following on from the success of Broadchurch. The major cable channels backing of original UK drama is big news – whether it’s in the […]

All3Media hires former Shine digital boss

The international arm of All3Media has recruited Gordon Synn as senior VP, digital and business development. Synn joins All3Media International having previously been at Shine, where he was global head of digital and home entertainment and oversaw the roll out of its direct to consumer OTT service. His departure at Shine was announced when Stingray […]

All3Media posts profit ahead of takeover

All3Media Holdings, the parent company that houses All3Media and its production companies, posted turnover of £507.6 million and EBITA of £60.5 million for the year to August 31, 2013. This compares with with £473 million and £64.1 million the previous year. All3 said the earnings figure reflected investments in digital producer Little Dot Studios and […]

The case of Midsomer Murders’ social media push

Long-running detective series Midsomer Murders is a classic whodunit, a classic British export – even the Government cites it as an amusing reflection of our society for overseas audiences. The drama, produced by Bentley Productions for ITV, recently celebrated its hundredth episode – and a concerted effort has been made to keep this centurion on […]

NPO preps premium Dutch VOD service with US movies

Dutch public broadcasting organisation NPO is set to launch a subscription video-on-demand service early next year, which will carry major US movies. NPO Plus is designed to have less advertising and more content than the NPO’s existing free NPO Uitzending Gemist catch-up service. The service will roll out on a one-year trial and will offer […]

Easel TV VOD service in the picture for All3Media

All3Media is set to get its own version of multi-screen software specialist Easel TV’s over-the-top video service. All3Media shows available include Skins, Shameless, The Only Way is Essex (pictured), Midsomer Murders and Peep Show, with further series to be added over time. The move represents the latest example of producers going direct to consumers with […]