The Collection

Viasat World rollsout epic drama channel across UPC platforms in CEE

Viasat World has announced that its period drama PayTV channel Epic Drama is now available on UPC’s platforms in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Adding 1.5 million subscriptions across the CEE region, Epic Drama will join a pre-existing portfolio of Viasat World channels already available through UPC’s platforms in these territories. Epic Drama launched in December […]

Canadian LGBT net buys The Collection

Canadian specialty net Out TV has acquired The Collection, Amazon and France Télévisions’ period fashion drama. The series was part-funded by BBC Worldwide, which sells it internationally and struck the Canadian deal. LGBTQ-skewed pay TV net Out TV has first-window rights to the show, which was made by Worldwide-backed UK prodco Lookout Point and Pascal […]

BBC SVOD drama First in Hong Kong

The premium BBC First drama service has launched as an SVOD proposition in Hong Kong. The BBC First service will launch via the Now TV service in Hong Kong, the largest pay TV platform in the territory. Shows on the premium SVOD service include Doctor Who spin-off Class (pictured), Amazon and BBC Worldwide fashion drama […]

Amazon lines up Japanese originals

Amazon has reportedly launched a slate of Japan-produced original series for its Prime Video service. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is debuting 12 shows in a bid to up Japanese Prime membership, which also includes shipping retail privileges. The shows include Ultraman Orb, a spin-off of the Ultraman superhero franchise; documentary Invisible Tokyo; and high concept […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #5 where’s the party?

For those who have been going for decades it is easy to forget that Cannes is one of the world’s most glamorous conference destinations in the world (a title surely held by the APOS event in Bali), not least because of the reflected glory of the world-famous film festival. MIPTV takeaways: #1 no Rising Star, but Roots established MIPTV […]

Show of the week: The Collection

The Collection is on-trend, with big-ticket period dramas such as Versailles, War and Peace and Deutschland 83 remaining in vogue. This upcoming eight-parter is literally in fashion: it tells the story of an illustrious design house emerging from a re-energised Paris in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Murderland scribe Kate Croft has a […]

Amazon orders David E. Kelley court drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video has ordered a court drama from Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley starring Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt. Trial will debut exclusively on Amazon in the UK, Germany, Austria, Japan and the US next year. Kelley is writing the show with Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice), with the pair executive producing […]

BBC Worldwide to sell Amazon UK original

BBC Worldwide has confirmed it will sell Amazon Prime Instant Video’s first original series, The Collection, internationally. Yesterday, the BBC’s commercial arm and Amazon jointly greenlit production of the Oliver Goldstick-created period fashion drama, with Lookout Point and Federation Entertainment coproducing. A BBCWW spokeswoman confirmed the company held the international distribution rights. The Collection is set […]

Amazon, BBCWW coproduce fashion drama

Amazon Prime Instant Video and BBC Worldwide have greenlit an eight-part fashion-themed drama from UK indie Lookout Point. The Collection is set in the world of French haute couture just after the Second World War, and will launch exclusively in 2016 for Amazon Prime members in the UK. This marks the first time Amazon has […]