New Tricks

All3Media buys into drama producer

All3Media is funding a London-based start-up drama prodco. Two Halves Pictures was co-founded in April by Gina Cronk and Richard Bedser, who have produced dramas for both the UK and America. All3Media declined to state whether it had a majority or minority stake in the company. Jane Turton, All3Media chief executive officer, said: “I’m delighted […]

BBC decommissions detective drama

UK pubcaster the BBC is ending its detective drama New Tricks after its twelfth run. The show, which comes from Warner Bros. Television Production UK-owned Headstrong Pictures and follows a retired cop unit investigating cold cases, launched in 2003 as a 90-minute special before going to become a stalwart scripted series for BBC One. Yesterday, […]

Seven wins Aussie ratings war

Seven Network has won the annual ratings battle fought by Australia’s commercial channels, beating fierce rival Nine into second and Ten into third. Seven won a 40.2%overall share in the 2013 ratings year, comfortably ahead of Nine with 37.4%. Third-ranked Ten had a 22.4% share through the ratings year. Nine did win the most viewers […]