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Canal+, BBC2, PBS shoot for the Moon and Back

BBC2 in the UK, PBS in the US and French pay operator Canal+ are preparing to air a documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. 8 Days: To The Moon And Back (1 x 90 minutes) is being co-produced by BBC Studios’ Science Unit, PBS and The Open University, in association […]

BBC’s ‘The Planet’ lands in Japan, US

The series, which finished airing on BBC2 in the UK this week, is fronted by Brian Cox and uses new production techniques and visual effects to explore Earth’s nearest planetary neighbours. It’s produced by BBCS’s Science Unit and has been acquired by ABC in Australia, France5, VRT in Belgium and ZDF Info in Germany. Russia’s […]

Channel 4, HBO partner for ‘Jihadi John’ doc

Months following the success of Michael Jackson two-parter Leaving Neverland, Channel 4 and HBO are again teaming up for a feature doc. The broadcasters have commissioned a film on Kuwait-born British extremist Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John. The 90-minute doc promises the inside story of Emwazi’s journey from life as a North London […]

PBS launches streaming channel on Amazon

PBS distribution has launched streaming channel PBS Living on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which will host PBS classics such as Antiques Roadshow and The French Chef. PBS Living will be available by subscription on the Amazon platform for $2.99 a month after a seven-day free trial. The channel is designed to invite viewers to find […]

PBS takes Fremantle’s ‘Beecham House’ to the US

Fremantle has struck a deal with PBS to launch Gurinder Chadha’s six-part drama series Beecham House in the US on Masterpiece. From Bend It TV, part of the Fremantle family, Beecham House is set on the cusp of 19th century Delhi before the British ruled in the region. The drama depicts the fortunes of the […]

PBS names ex-BBC America exec as programming chief

PBS has hired Perry Simon, an exec that has held top posts at BBC America, Vulcan Productions, Viacom Productions and NBC Entertainments, as its new chief programming executive and general manager of audience programming. Paula Kerger, PBS president and CEO, shared the news during her remarks at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour. Simon […]

Daily Show’s Trevor Noah to feature in OZY series for PBS

PBS and OZY Media have announced plans for Breaking Big, a 12-episode documentary series that explores the journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, politicians, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs. Hosted by journalist and co-founder and CEO of OZY.com Carlos Watson, the 30-minute documentary films trace the unusual paths followed by […]

BBC Studios wins Royal Wedding commission from PBS

BBC Studios has secured its first ever commission from PBS in the US. The show, Royal Wedding Watch, is a five-part nightly special leading up to the live broadcast of the much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May. Produced by BBC Studios’ Topical and Live Unit, Royal Wedding Watch […]

ITVS appoints PBS’s Mike Kelley to US sales

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed Mike Kelley as senior vice president for sales in the Americas. Kelley, who will be based at ITVS GE’s LA office, will report to Greg Johnson (pictured), executive vice president EMEA & Americas of the division. The news sales exec was senior vice president of programming, business […]

PBS programming chief Hoppe switches to ABC

PBS’s chief programming executive, Beth Hoppe, has joined ABC’s news team in New York. Hoppe’s six-year tenure at PBS has included series such as Ken Burns’ doc series The Vietnam War and The Roosevelts, drama Mercy Street and a coproduction agreement with the BBC in the UK. Her duties are included overseeing the entire primetime […]

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