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Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves join BBC’s David Nicholls’ adaptation

The Night Manager‘s Tom Hollander, Luther‘s Saskia Reeves and The Killing‘s Sofie Gråbøl have all been attached to star in the BBC’s forthcoming adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel Us. The eponymous four-parter is being produced by Drama Republic and Bandstand Productions, with Lisa Siwe (Temple, Modus) directing and BBC Studios distributing internationally. Filming will take […]

Netflix to raise US subs prices by up to 18%, the highest ever hike

Netflix is raising its US subscription prices by 13% to 18%, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service in 2007. It’s most popular price plan, which offers access to high-definition programming for two different internet-connected devices at once, will see the largest price jump going from $10.99 to $13.99 per month. The […]

YouGov: 48% of UK consumers worry about US media dominance

Half of UK media consumers are worried that US companies moving to the nation will mean they apply more control over its media, according to a YouGov report commissioned by sales platform Matrix Solutions. The survey conducted in the UK asked 2,117 consumers about their perceptions of US media companies purchasing UK companies. It was conducted […]

Leichtman: US pay TV losses slow in Q2

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost 415,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter, marking their lowest combined Q2 loss since 2014. This is according to Leichtman Research, which said the subscriber losses incurred by the US operators this year compared to a larger […]

Netflix and Amazon impact on US pay TV challenged

US pay TV will not decline as rapidly in the face of competition from Netflix and Amazon as some are predicting, according to a report by Strategy Analytics. According to Strategy Analytics’ Subscription Video and TV Forecast – North America report, OTT TV providers such as Netflix and Amazon will take less than a 20% […]

In-demand chart: Germany (January 29-February 4, 2017)

Amazon is successfully taking on Netflix in Germany, Europe’s largest TV territory, with the overall most in-demand digital original, and another in the top five. Reflecting a wider trend, Amazon Prime Video has challenged Netflix with two titles in the top five digital originals in Germany: The Grand Tour in first place and The Man […]

Trump win ‘could spell trouble’ for US entertainment

Donald Trump’s election win earlier this week will make international sales harder for US media companies, according to influential analyst house Ovum. In an update to clients, Ovum managing director Aneil Rakity noted that entertainment content has been one of the country’s most significant exports in terms of revenue and soft power. “The ascendancy of […]

Peaky Blinders gets two-season BBC deal

The BBC has placed a new two-season order for British gangster series Peaky Blinders. The double order came amid a raft of drama commissions from the UK pubcaster, including a new season of Keshet’s The A Word and a Barbara Windsor biopic. Season three of Peaky Blinders, which is set in 1920s Birmingham, is currently […]

HBO orders Katims drama pilot

US premium cable channel HBO has ordered a romantic drama pilot from Parenthood creator Jason Katims. Us. marks Katims’s first project for cable, having previously focused on scripted network programming. He has written and created the show, with his True Jack Productions and Universal Television attached to produce. The pilot will look into the unexpected […]

Dailymotion looking at other SVOD launches following Turkish deal

Video sharing site Dailymotion plans to expand its premium offerings to other territories following its recent announcement that it would launch of a subscription video-on-demand service, Dailymotion+, in Turkey, head of international content Marc Eychenne has told TBI’s sister publication DTVE. Eychenne told DTVE that Dailymotion would look at the possibility of launching an SVOD […]