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LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Stephen Mowbray, SVT

SVT airs several big US shows and recently bought The Bible and Bates Motel. Stephen Mowbray is the Swedish public broadcaster’s head of programme acquisitions and a regular attendee at the LA Screenings. He tells TBI about his expectations ahead of the Screenings and how US content fares on SVT. How much preparation do you ahead […]

Amazon expands programming deal with NBC

Amazon has agreed a wider programming deal with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution, giving it a great range of the studio’s TV drama titles on its Prime streaming service. The new agreement gives Amazon exclusive streaming rights to network series Grimm as well as USA Networks legal drama Suits and spy thriller Covert Affairs. […]

Time Warner Cable eyes Hulu stake

US cable giant Time Warner Cable is reportedly considering taking an equity stake in video-on-demand site Hulu, according to several US reports. Bloomberg reported that discussions between the firms are at an early stage, and said another, unnamed, pay TV company was also mulling a bid for the VOD site. It claimed that a deal […]

All3Media will bring Million Second Quiz to market

All3Media’s distribution division will sell the hotly-anticipated The Million Second Quiz show and format internationally. The interactive quiz is being made for US network NBC by All3Media America and All3Media-backed Studio Lambert. NBC commissioned the show last month. Billed as a “state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance […]

Fox mulls 24 return but loses Touch

Kiefer Sutherland-starring action thriller series 24 could be returning to US network Fox, though Sutherland’s current drama Touch has been axed. The news emerged as the broadcast networks made more pre-Upfront programming decisions. Fox wants to bring back flagship series 24 in a limited series format, as US entertainment blog Deadline first reported. Former 24 […]

NBC ends Deception, passes on new Hatfields pilot

US broadcast network NBC has cancelled its mystery drama Deception and, according to industry reports, passed on several pilots, including Charlize Theron’s remake of the Hatfields and McCoys story. Deception, which ran for 11 episodes earlier this year, will not return for another series, its stars Meagan Good confirmed on Twitter. The series followed Good […]

Comcast cable channels grow as NBC toils

NBCUniversal’s cable channels business grew revenues by 4.6% in the first quarter of this year, but revenues at US broadcast network NBC tumbled nearly 20%. The cable unit – which houses channels including USA Network, Bravo and Syfy – saw revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, reach US$2.25 billion compared with US$2.12 […]

Nielsen launches online TV ratings pilot

US-based ratings agency Nielsen has launched a pilot programme that will measure audiences for TV content viewed online. The Nielsen Digital Program Ratings trial will begin later this month and run through July, with participation from the five major TV networks – NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and The CW – along with A+E, Discovery, Univision and […]

NBC readies ‘genre-redefining’ live quiz series

US network NBC has commissioned a huge live interactive quiz show that will broadcast from a giant hourglass in the middle of Manhattan, with a potential US$10 million cash prize on offer. The Million Second Quiz comes from Lambert (pictured), with his Studio Lambert, All3Media America (fka Studio Lambert USA) and Universal Television and will […]