Titanic


ProSiebenSat.1 extends deal with Fox

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution have extended their existing licensing deal on a long-term basis. The new deal between the pair will secure for ProSiebenSat.1 Hollywood movies and TV services from the US studio, with rights to air them on free TV channels in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. The […]

ITV shows set for Wuaki’s UK service

UK VOD website Wuaki.tv has closed a deal for hundreds of hours of programming from broadcaster ITV. The catalogue TV and movie deal hands the Rakuten-owned site shows such as The Royle Family, Cold Feet, Lewis, Law and Order (pictured), Prime Suspect, Endeavour, Lemon La Vida Loca and Titanic, which ITV’s sales arm ITV Studios […]

NBC poaches ABC exec for international copro role

US broadcast net NBC has recruited Quinn Taylor as its new executive VP, movies, miniseries and international coproductions. Taylor joins from rival network ABC where he had been since 1996, most recently as VP, movies, miniseries and acquisitions. At NBC he will oversee all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as […]

Miniseries strike back

A few years ago, it looked like scripted miniseries were heading for the scrapheap. With networks favouring TV movies, returning series and fast-moving factual entertainment franchises, miniseries started to look expensive to produce and hard to schedule. Things are very different now, reports Andy Fry.   A run of well-received projects such as Rome, Pillars […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]