Ripper Street

Amazon to leave Ripper Street

The fifth season of period crime drama Ripper Street will be its last, Amazon Prime Instant Video has revealed. Filming of the fifth run has begun in Dublin ahead of its exclusive debut on Amazon’s SVOD platform later this year. Amazon commissioned two seasons of the show last year, a development that followed the co-funding […]

SVOD data: Jessica Jones tops High Castle

Netflix action drama Marvel’s Jessica Jones is the most in-demand original streamed series in the UK, according to exclusive new data seen by TBI. Netflix programmes took seven of the top ten spots in the findings, which come from US-based Parrot Analytics, whose demand expressions measurement is a tool that uses a variety of sources […]

South African SVOD service buys BBCWW shows

South African subscription on-demand platform MTN FrontRow has acquired BBC Worldwide shows Sherlock and Planet Earth through a deal with rights broker Vubiquity. The deal also includes crime drama Luther, period drama Call the Midwife, documentary series Africa and children’s shows such as Charlie and Lola. Orphan Black, Ripper Street, Happy Valley, Top of the […]

On-demand giants pass on Fuller’s Hannibal

Netflix and Amazon have both passed on the chance to resurrect serial killer drama Hannibal. Show creator Bryan Fuller yesterday tweeted the streaming services, which have resuscitated shows such as Ripper Street and The Bridge after their linear cancellations, had said no to the former NBC show. However, he added he was “still investigating possibilities” […]

Amazon gives Ripper Street two more seasons

Having rescued UK drama Ripper Street, Amazon has now committed to two more seasons of the period detective series. Amazon stepped in when the BBC said it was cancelling Ripper Street after two series and co-funded a third season, which launched on its Prime Instant Video service last November. The SVOD service has the first […]

BBC Worldwide notches sales as Showcase opens

BBC Worldwide has announced a raft of sales as its Showcase event gets underway in Liverpool, England. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster flagged 700 hours of drama sales. Broadcasters in Western Europe accounted for 121 hours of the total with sales highlights including German pubcasterWDR buying a drama package including The Game, Happy […]

Amazon lines up Constantine, Ripper Street slot

Streaming service Amazon Instant Video has acquired US supernatural drama Constantine, and lined up a weekly slot for the new season of Ripper Street. The first episode of Constantine, the NBC comic book drama from Warner Bros., has launched on Amazon in the UK, with further episodes set to launch in the territory just hours […]

Greek presale co-funds Ripper Street revival

A Greek pay TV operator has prebought the new season of BBC and Amazon crime drama Ripper Street and become a co-funder on the show. OTE, which is part of a Greek telecoms group, has landed pay TV rights to the show following a deal with distributor BBC Worldwide. The series is set in Victorian London in the […]

Amazon to launch Ripper Street ahead of BBC

Having stepped in to co-fund a new series of period drama Ripper Street, Amazon will launch it on its streaming service in the UK ahead of its launch on broadcast and cable channels. Amazon will debut season three of the drama series on November 14 on its Prime Instant Video service in the UK and […]

BBC Worldwide buys into Lookout Point

BBC Worldwide has bought a 35% stake in drama producer Lookout Point. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster the BBC, and Lookout Point have inked a five-year distribution and coproduction pact as part of the deal. The UK-based prodco, which was founded by Simon and Justine Vaughan in 2009, and Worldwide have worked […]

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