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Landmark Lovefilm, BBC deal could save Ripper Street

The BBC has confirmed it is looking to revive recently axed period drama Ripper Street after rumours circulated streaming service Lovefilm would save it. The Tiger Aspect Productions-created BBC One show was cancelled last week after two season but online sources yesterday claimed an innovative deal had been struck with Amazon-owned Lovefilm to bring it […]

Netflix gives The Killing another life

US streaming service Netflix has resurrected the US version of The Killing for a fourth and final season. The order is for six episodes of the crime drama, which will launch on the platform next year. Previous broadcaster AMC cancelled the show after its second season before giving it another run, but cancelled it for […]

Netflix goes live in the Netherlands

Netflix went live today in the Netherlands, offering streamed access to its catalogue of movies and films for €7.99 per month. At launch the US-based VOD giant promised to offer “thousands of hours of entertainment,” including all episodes of its four original series that debuted this year and have not previously aired in the Netherlands […]

News brief: Fox pacts with Eyeworks for scripted series

Fox Television Studios has signed a development deal with European production house Eyeworks Group in a bid to find new scripted series. FTVS has previously scored big with The Killing, which was based Scandinavian scripted format Forbrydelsen. The new pact has come about as FTVS wants to actively source the next big European scripted hit, […]

BBC Two acquires ‘German Band of Brothers’

BBC Two has acquired the 3x90mins German miniseries Generation War, marking the first foreign language drama on the UK broadcaster in 12 years. Generation War depicts the lives of five young German friends during World War II, whose lives veer in wildly different directions as the horror of the period plays out between 1941 and […]

Netflix UK launches Breaking Bad finale eps close to US debut

Netflix in the UK will launch the final episodes of AMC drug drama Breaking Bad just a day after they air in the US. As of August 12, Netflix users in the UK and Ireland will have access to the AMC series’ episodes just a day after they broadcast in the US on AMC. The […]

Global formats: sing and the world watches with you

TBI has teamed up with Eurodata TV Worldwide once again to uncover the most successful format of 2012. Using data from more than 71 countries, we present the shows that had viewers glued to their seats in 2012. Amandine Cassi, head of research at Médiamétrie Eurodata TV Worldwide, pores over the results and highlights the […]

Viewpoint: how social media rewired the formats business

Viacom International Media Network’s senior VP Caroline Beaton explains how social media has created a ‘revolution at the speed of light’ that’s affected every format creator in the business. Think back to the turn of the millennium, when format-based TV suddenly became a very big business indeed. In the UK, Who Wants to be a […]

Cineflix Rights makes first drama move

Cineflix Rights is moving into drama and has made it first acquisition, upcoming Australian crime mystery Secrets & Lies. The six-part series is being made by Australian indie Hoodlum and has just entered production. It tells the story of Ben, an innocent man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a four-year-old boy. […]

Using the UK tax credit to boost trans-Atlantic relations

Patrick Irwin, Justin Thomson-Glover and Louisa Spring – the principals of London and LA-based exec-production, coproduction and financing consultancy Far Moor – discuss how the introduction of the UK TV tax credit should be used to benefit the business on both sides of the Pond. The US cable networks are now looking at their development […]