Mr Selfridge

News brief: Seven renews ITV Studios output deal

Australia’s Seven Network has renewed its output agreement with UK-based ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The deal gives Seven a first look at all programming from ITV’s commercial arm in Australia and initially hands it titles including period drama Mr Selfridge, the second season of Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour, new hidden camera magic show Tricked and […]

TVNZ gets Breathless with ITV Studios output deal renewal

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has acquired period drama Breathless, as it renews its first look deal with ITV’s global sales arm. As part of the renewed output agreement, which gives TVNZ a first-look at ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s programming, TVNZ has bought the Jack Davenport-starring 6x60mins Breathless (pictured), the 10x60mins season two of Mr Selfridge, […]

ITV Studios moves UK broadcaster into the international spotlight

ITV has been the most active TV company in the M&A space in recent times. The UK broadcaster’s content arm has been driving that, buying production companies in the US, UK and Scandinavia. Its boss, Kevin Lygo, tells Stewart Clarke about his goals for ITVS and that its buying spree will continue. Soon after joining […]

Sundance Channel acquires shows for Latin launch

AMC Networks’ Sundance Channel has picked up new drama and factual titles for its soon-to-launch Latin American service. The Lat Am channel rolls out on September 17 on the DirecTV pay TV platform. Australian crime drama Rake, recently remade for US broadcast net Fox, will feature in the launch programming line-up after Sundance acquired it […]

PBS orders more Bletchley Circle, hails UK drama success

PBS has picked up the second series of period drama The Bletchley Circle. The US broadcaster said it will air the second four-part season of the show in a Sunday night slot, starting next spring. The series follows a group of women who worked in the intelligence service during WW2, and then afterwards got together […]

PBS orders new Mr. Selfridge range

US public broadcaster PBS has come onboard a second season of its period drama Mr. Selfridge, which will return to its Masterpiece Classic strand next year. The first season of the show, which broadcasts in the UK on terrestrial ITV, reached 15 million viewers in the US, with an average audience of four million. The […]

ITV sells Mr Selfridge to BBC in Africa and NBC in Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold drama series Mr Selfridge to new partners in Europe and Africa. BBC Worldwide has picked up rights to the show, which tells the story of the creation of the London store, for its BBC Entertainment channel in Africa. NBCUniversal has also bought the drama for female-skewing channel Diva Universal […]

ITV’s Mr. Selfridge shopped to Canuck net

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a batch of deals with Canadian broadcasters, including one for its retail-themed drama Mr. Selfridge. Zoomer Media-owned Vision TV has acquired the 1x90mins+9x60mins season one of Selfridge, plus the upcoming 10x60mins season two. The show stars Jeremy Piven as the American-born UK retail magnate who launched the iconic Selfridges store […]

AMC/Sundance gets new Asia Pac programming head

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has appointed a new head of programming and scheduling as one of three new hires in the Asia Pacific. Donovan Castillo-Mohlman has been named in the position at the US cable channel’s Asia Pacific arm. He will be joined by Courtney Williams, who joins in the new role of managing director, business […]

BBC orders War and Peace adaptation

UK public broadcaster the BBC has ordered a new adaptation of Tolstoy classic War and Peace from Andrew Davies, the writer of TV series including Pride and Prejudice and Mr Selfridge. Davies’ film credits include the Bridget Jones movies. The BBC made a highly regarded adaptation of the novel starring Anthony Hopkins in the early […]