The Fall

Creating the dream team

Endemol Shine Group’s French prodcos merged on May 1, as the production and distribution giant completed its global consolidation process. Endemol Shine France CEO Nicolas Coppermann tells Pascale Paoli-Lebailly how he plans to use the best of both worlds to find new hits Without sweeping away what has made formats giant Endemol and entertainment-focused Shine […]

Netflix reveals how quickly it hooks viewers

Streaming service Netflix claims to know exactly when its customers around the world become ‘hooked’ to its programmes. The SVOD platform has continued research it began last year by adding 30 more series that have been viewed across six territories to the 20 series in 16 countries studied last year. The new stats show Stranger […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

ZDF, WDR prep for MIPTV’s German Focus

Key German distributors, including ZDF Enterprises and WDR Mediagroup, are prepping for a MIPTV during which there will be a Focus on Germany initiative. ZDF Enterprises, one of the sponsors of the German-themed activities alongside Red Arrow International, will launch a raft of drama in Cannes, and is also sponsoring the MIPDrama Screenings on Sunday, […]

BBC Store debuts with ‘comprehensive’ offering

BBC Worldwide has today launched its download-to-own BBC Store, promising access to the “most comprehensive collection of BBC programmes ever collected”. The Store is a joint effort between the BBC’s commercial and public service arms, and is accessible both through the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service and from a standalone website – with BBC Store mobile […]

French net takes The Fall

French channel NRJ12 has acquired Gillian Anderson serial killer drama The Fall from ZDF Enterprises. The channel has taken free TV rights to the first and second seasons of the show, which will begin airing in France next year. Germany’s ZDFE, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, co-distributes the series with Content Television. The Fall […]

Endemol Shine emerging markets SVOD deal

Endemol Shine International has licensed a package of programming to Vubiquity, the technology company behind the FilmFlex service in the UK and several SVOD services in emerging markets. Vubiquity licenses content and provides a white label solution for would-be SVOD players. It has acquired several ESI titles including Peaky Blinders and The Fall for a […]

Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

Amazon prepares Fall season in the UK

Amazon has acquired UK SVOD rights to serial killer drama series The Fall. The show went out on BBC Two in the UK and was written by Allan Cubitt and produced by Fables Production and Gub Neal’s Artists Studios, which was acquired by Endemol last year. Endemol Shine Group sells The Fall and struck the UK […]

Netflix takes The Fall with UK drama buy

Netflix has acquired season two of edgy UK serial killer drama The Fall for North America. The streaming service will launch the six-part drama in mid-January. It launched last night on BBC Two in the UK, garnering a respectable 2.5 million viewers. Season one of the series, in which the serial killer (50 Shades of […]