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Amazon brings drama with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Amazon Prime Video has given the greenlight to a TV adaptation of the Tom Clancy-created Jack Ryan novel character. John Krasinski (American Office) will play the titular character in Jack Ryan, which will run to ten episodes. Alec Bladwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all played movie adaptations of Ryan. Skydance Television […]

Night Manager firm preps new le Carré series

The prodco behind hit John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager is now turning one of the author’s best known books – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – into a TV series. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy will pen the cold war spy drama. The Ink Factory, which is run by Le […]

Viacom expects Paramount stake sale soon

Viacom chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman expects to have agreed to sell a stake in film studio Paramount Pictures by the end of the next financial quarter. Various analysts and commentators have speculated minted Chinese companies such as e-commerce giant Alibaba were likely buyers of the “significant” minority stake, which was put up for sale […]

Viacom looks to sell Paramount stake

Viacom is exploring selling a “significant” minority investment in its TV and film studio Paramount Pictures. Viacom chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman confirmed the news at the Jefferies Media and Communications Conference in New York City, saying: “We have received indications of interest from potential partners seeking a strategic investment in Paramount Pictures and I have decided to […]

Paramount Channel launches in Italy

Viacom’s Paramount Channel is launching in Italy. The Viacom International Media Networks channel, which is programmed with new and classic movies and movie-related programme, will be carried on DTT in the country and roll out on February 27. Paramount said the service will be carried in 90 million homes in total with the Italian launch. […]

Reed MIDEM plots MIPCancun expansion

Event organiser Reed MIDEM is planning on an expanded second edition of Latin American-focused market MIPCancun. Following the Cancun, Mexico-based event’s launch last year, the 2015 edition will be held on November 18-20, with what Reed MIDEM describes as an “expanded” line-up. Fifty-one buyers from 16 countries such as Brazil, Canada and the US are […]

AMC lands in Latin America

AMC Networks International is taking its flagship channel brand to Latin American pay TV. A deal with DirecTV Latin America brings the AMC network to seven Spanish-speaking countries, namely Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. AMC launches this month and will offer shows such as recent drama Halt & Catch Fire, plus movies […]

Raft of exec appointments at Viacom intn’l channels

Viacom has upped several of senior channel execs at its international channels, appointing a new boss for the BET, Paramount and Spike channels, and creating a new head of acquisitions position for all of its UK channels. Michael Armstrong will continue to lead the international BET and Paramount channel efforts and oversee the launch of […]

Buyers Briefing: Andrea Scrosati, Sky Italia

Name: Andrea Scrosati Title: Executive VP,  programming, news and partner channels, Sky Italia. As the Italian business prepares to become part of Sky Europe, Sky Italia’s Andrea Scrosati talks to TBI about its programming strategy, increased investment in original drama and entertainment, and what’s coming up at the Italian pay TV platform.   How was MIPCOM […]

HBO and Scorsese making Shutter Island TV series

HBO and Martin Scorsese are developing Ashecliffe, a TV series based on the director’s Shutter Island feature. Paramount released the original movie in 2010 and its TV arm, Paramount Television, will produce the TV spin-off. One of the stars of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, is among the executive producers. The TV series will be set […]