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In-demand chart: Finland (March 26-April 1, 2018)

Digital newbies make an impact in Finland this week, as new episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrive on the top lists. For the top ten digital originals list, Netflix had three titles with new episodes including Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron and Jessica Jones, making them the fifth, sixth […]

Canal+ drama Belfer tops Polish demand list

A local Canal+ drama is the most in-demand series in Poland, according to exclusive new stats. Belfer took more than 1.3 million more average demand expressions than the second-placed Pretty Little Liars last week, the latest TBI-Parrot Analytics In-demand charts reveal. The seriesis a crime drama for pay TV operator Canal+. Its 6.45 million demands […]

In-demand chart: Norway (January 1-7, 2017)

Skam was undeniably the most unexpected Norwegian drama series to make international headlines last year. The in-house NRK drama, originally produced for the pubcaster’s web platforms and for teenage girls, suddenly became a worldwide sensation after building the brand on linear channels, with national newspapers around the world writing column inches on it throughout 2016. […]

Idris Elba, Lionsgate UK to crown up-and-coming writer

Three finalists have been selected in the competition run by Lionsgate UK and Idris Elba prodco Green Door Productions to find a new generation of TV writers. Three projects have been chosen for The Write to Green Light competition, with an urban reworking of Cleopatra, a man coming back from the dead and mass murder […]

The Office prodco launches comedy film firm

UK comedy indie Roughcut is backing Who’s On First, a new UK-based film production company that already has financing in place for its first project. The new prodco will be structured as a joint venture between Roughcut founder and boss Ash Atalla and the comedy producer’s former head of comedy, Dan Hine. Who’s on First […]

Netflix consumes Toast in 200-hour ABC deal

British comedy Toast of London has debuted in Australia and New Zealand on SVOD service Netflix, as part of a 200-hour deal with distributor ABC Commercial. The deal is for all three season of the Channel 4 sitcom, which Australian pubcaster the ABC distributes in Australasian through a digital sub-licensing agreement with UK distributor DRG. […]

Showtime takes Jim Carrey drama to series

US premium channel Showtime has taken Jim Carrey’s stand-up-themed scripted drama I’m Dying Up Here to series. The one-hour drama, which is set in the celebrated LA stand-up circuit of the 1970s, had previously been ordered as a pilot. The show follows up and coming comedians who are mentored by a brassy but nurturing club […]

Tessa Ross exits Channel 4

Channel 4’s controller of film and drama Tessa Ross is exiting the UK broadcaster to become CEO of Britain’s National Theatre. Ross has developed a reputation as one of British drama’s key powerbrokers over the past 13 years at the broadcaster but is stepping down to take on the new role. She joined Channel 4 […]

HBO Europe readies first original local drama series

HBO Europe is producing its first-ever locally-originated drama series, Wataha (The Pack), TBI understands. The European arm of the US premium cable net has been moving more heavily into original production with local versions of In Treatment and Shall We Kiss and, last year, a high-profile miniseries, Burning Bush. The latter project followed the real-life […]

Easel TV VOD service in the picture for All3Media

All3Media is set to get its own version of multi-screen software specialist Easel TV’s over-the-top video service. All3Media shows available include Skins, Shameless, The Only Way is Essex (pictured), Midsomer Murders and Peep Show, with further series to be added over time. The move represents the latest example of producers going direct to consumers with […]