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Turner bringing Will Shakespeare to MIPCOM

Turner’s sales arm, Turner International, is launching drama and comedy from its US cable nets at MIPCOM. From TNT it will launch Will, the upcoming series about the life of a young William Shakespeare, and following the bard’s arrival on the theatre scene in 16th century London. Turner will be preselling the show, which launches […]

E4 acquires US comedy Black-ish

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has acquired ABC comedy Black-ish, and will premiere it on its youth-skewed digital channel, E4. Black-ish has been a ratings and critical success for ABC, and is currently in its second season on US broadcast television. The series follows Anthony Anderson and his African-American family, who try to balance their upper […]

Turner takes Stars Wars TV rights

Turner has snagged the US TV rights to the Star Wars franchise and the movies will play on its TNT and TBS cable nets. The deal, which Turner struck with The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox, gives TNT and TBS exclusive basic cable rights to 10 movies including the network premiere of last […]

Russia’s original output dips 12%

Locally-produced programming premiering on Russia’s seven biggest TV channels dipped 12% last year, new research shows. KVG Research’s annual report on the Russian TV market showed Channel One, Russia 1, NTV, CTC, TNT, St. Petersburg TV and Ren TV broadcasted a combined 9,400 hours of new original Russian content in 2015. This figure does not […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

Turner wants unscripted to Bloom with TBS/TNT hire

Turner has hired Michael Bloom to run development and production of unscripted at its TBS and TNT cable nets. Bloom has been working on the Turner and WME-IMG esports championship, Eleague, coverage of which is about to start on the linear TBS channel. Turner Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said his new role marked an effort to approach […]

E4, TNT coproducing comedic drama

The UK’s E4 and US cable channel E4 are coproducing a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across Asia. The two broadcasters have commissioned Foreign Bodies from Entertainment One Television and Eleven. It will launch on E4 in early 2017 before debuting later in the year on TNT. The show comes from […]

TNT officially revisits Tales From the Crypt

US cable channel TNT has officially greenlit a reworking of the classic television horror anthology Tales From the Crypt. The M. Night Shyamalan-developed ten-parter will comprise part of a new horror block for the Turner Broadcasting System network, which is slated to launch in 2017. A reversioned Crypt Keeper will present the show, which is […]

MTG exec heads to Turner Nordic

Modern Times Group’s Jeppe Damgaard as been appointed as Turner Broadcasting System Nordic’s director of distribution. Damgaard will negotiate deals for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, CNN International and TNT channels with pay TV providers in the region. He joins from broadcaster MTG, having spent nearly a decade within the wider Viasat business. “We are […]

Time Warner ‘wants current seasons off Hulu’

Media giant Time Warner would like to see episodes from current TV seasons taken off Hulu, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Time Warner is still in the throes of discussing taking a 25% stake in Hulu, and wants current instalments of series taken off the US catch-up service, the WSJ reported, […]