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NBC poaches ABC exec for international copro role

US broadcast net NBC has recruited Quinn Taylor as its new executive VP, movies, miniseries and international coproductions. Taylor joins from rival network ABC where he had been since 1996, most recently as VP, movies, miniseries and acquisitions. At NBC he will oversee all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

ITV Studios poaches drama boss from NBCUniversal

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has recruited Fraser Robinson as VP, scripted acquisitions and coproductions. He joins from NBC Universal International Channels where he was director of scripted. At ITVS GE, the international division of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, he will report to Ruth Clarke, senior VP, acquisitions. She said: “Fraser joins us with a wealth […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]

TV numbers up at eOne as overall profits fall

Producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) posted healthy increases in profit and revenue at its TV division in the six months to end-September as overall company-wide profits declined. The company’s TV unit was boosted by shows including Rookie Blue, Hell on Wheels and reality series Sugar Stars. Another key title was Haven, the drama series […]