London Live editorial director exits channel

Stefano Hatfield has left hjs position as editorial director of London Live, just weeks after the local TV station launched. The channel is run by ESI Media, the commercial arm of the free London newspaper the Evening Standard and national title The Independent. Following UK press reports late last week Hatfield confirmed his departure on […]

BBC Worldwide’s Ben Donald launching drama indie

BBC Worldwide drama boss Ben Donald is launching Cosmopolitan Pictures, a new UK-based indie. The prodco will be partnership between Donald, Clerkenwell Films and Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. It will make scripted shows for the UK and international markets. Clerkenwell is the producer of UK-originated drama Misfits and will coproduce […]

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. […]

Paranomal series to debut on upcoming Syfy Oz

New paranormal series Haunting: Australia will be among the programmes broadcasting on the soon-to-launch Australian feed of NBCUniversal International’s Syfy channel. The show will make its debut on the net in February, a month after Syfy launches on January 1 on pay TV platform Foxtel. Haunting will follow paranormal investigator Robb Demarest (Ghost Hunters International) […]

BBC America explores Atlantis

BBC America has come onboard a 13-part BBC fantasy drama from execs behind UK scripted series Merlin and Misfits set around the mystical city of Atlantis. Misfit’s Howard Overman and Merlin’s Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps are all creators and executive producers on Atlantis, which will broadcast as part of US cablenet BBC America’s Supernatural […]

Content and Co. launching on-demand programming service Cirkus

Content and Co., the UK-based consultancy run by TV industry veterans Mark Bradford and Hugh Williams, is launching a new on-demand service for pay TV operators called Cirkus, TBI has learned. The subscription video-on-demand service will aggregate content from UK producers and distributors including BBC Worldwide and All3Media International and will launch with a partner […]