Keshet, ABC team for political drama Black B*tch

Keshet International (KI) has partnered with Australia’s ABC and Screen Australia to bring Blackfella Films’ political drama Black B*tch (WT) to global audiences. Black B*tch focuses on a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman who is thrust into national limelight after a horrific event where Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson sees a publicity goldmine for her party. The […]

Fremantle launches scripted podcast label

Fremantle has launched Storyglass, a new scripted podcast label that will be headed by former Amnesty International creative director Robert Delamere (pictured). The new label will commission and develop original scripted ideas from a range of storytellers from around the world. Delamere, who is also the founder of digital platform for the arts Digital Theatre, […]

BBC launches first VR comedy experience for People Just Do Nothing

The BBC has unveiled its first ever virtual reality comedy film – a VR spin-off of BBC Three series People Just Do Nothing. The five-minute VR film puts the viewer at the centre of a scene featuring the characters of the comedy series, which focuses on fictitious pirate radio station Kurupt FM. In the VR […]

Sky drama head moves to Netflix

Sky UK’s head of drama Anne Mensah is to exit the company for Netflix and will be succeeded by her deputy Cameron Roach. Mensah will join Netflix as VP of content where she will lead the scripted series content team focused on UK productions, Netflix has confirmed. Based in London, she will oversee the team that […]

Network Ten to rebrand streamer with CBS titles in tow

Network Ten is set to launch its rebranded streamer 10 All Access this December with a string of new CBS titles in tow. CBS acquired the Australian broadcaster in November 2017 and will now launch titles One Dollar, Strange Angel and Tell Me A Story on Ten’s platform. Network Ten’s platform will also offer over 7,000 ad-free […]

Netflix loads up on German originals with five new titles

Netflix is set to produce five new German originals, following the success of 2018 supernatural drama Dark. The new slate, launching at the start of 2019, was revealed by Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s vice president of original series for Europe, during the Medientage München media conference in Munich. It will include a variety of genres ranging […]

Apple to roll out TV streamer globally

Apple is set to launch its TV streaming service globally in 2019, according to reports. The tech giant will launch its upcoming TV subscription service in 100 territories, according to The Information. It will first launch the service in the US in the first half of 2019 and roll it out globally in following months, […]

Bodyguard smashes BBC viewing records ahead of Netflix launch

BBC One drama Bodyguard smashed viewing records, drawing 17.1m people for its finale. The figure makes it the UK’s most watched episode of any drama series across all channels since records began in 2002. It makes Bodyguard the most watched TV programme outside of sporting and national events since 2010. The full series, written and […]

Studiocanal’s La Porta Rossa gets Russian remake

Studiocanal and TV-3 Russia have inked a deal to give the studio’s crime thriller La Porta Rossa a Russian remake. The series will be produced in-house by TV-3’s production arm, 1-2-3 Production, and will be distributed internationally by Studiocanal. Sarah Mottershead, sales executive at Studiocanal, brokered the deal. The finished Italian original was previously sold to […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound & SPT launch scripted venture

Skybound Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched Skybound Galactic, a new venture formed and led by Rick Jacobs (pictured) that will finance the development and production of scripted television series. SPT is an investor in Galactic and will sell international rights for projects from the venture. Skybound Galactic’s current development includes Thief of […]

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