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Starz joins BBC for Howard’s End

Starz has come on board the BBC adaptation of Howard’s End and the pair will coproduce the TV adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel. Starz will also sell the series internationally. The US premium cable net and the UK pubcaster have a history of working together, having teamed for Da Vinci’s Demons, Torchwood and The […]

Jane Tranter sets up £100m Welsh prodco

Jane Tranter has set up Bad Wolf, a new Wales-based prodco that will bring £100 million (US$155.9 million) of investment to the region. Tranter, the former head of BBC Worldwide’s LA production outpost, has teamed with Julie Gardner,  who was part of her team in the US. The new company will be based in south […]

Forde upped as Tranter exits BBC Worldwide Prods

Matt Forde (below) has been promoted at BBC Worldwide North America after the company confirmed the departure of UK-bound Jane Tranter. Julie Gardner is also leaving BBCWW North America’s BBCWW Productions and subsidiary Adjacent Productions to work with Tranter (below right) on a new independent production company. As a result of the departures, executive VP, […]

Tranter to exit BBC Worldwide Productions

Jane Tranter is to leave LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions and return to the UK indie scene. Tranter has been at the head of BBC Worldwide’s US production team since 2009, but is preparing to step down in the next few months, according to UK trade paper Broadcast. BBCWWP’s senior VP, scripted programming Julie Gardner is expected to […]

BBC and Starz join for adaptation of The Kills

UK public broadcaster the BBC and US premium cable net Starz are teaming to adapt thriller novel series The Kills for TV. The Richad House series spans four books and the BBC and Starz are codeveloping the TV series. Deadline broke the news and Starz confirmed to TBI this morning that the project is moving […]

Fox Asia going day and date with the US

Fox’s international channels in Asia will show a raft of drama series within hours of their US TX under a new day and date initiative. Fox International Channels and other international channel operators have made increasing efforts to get content to local channels as soon as possible to mitigate the effects of illegal downloading. FIC […]

Russian sales first, CEE deals, for BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has cut its first deal with Amedia, the fledgling Russian broadcaster dubbed ‘the Russian HBO’, TBI has learned. AMedia launched its channels and on-demand service last year, snagging an exclusive output deal with HBO and content deals with Fox, Showtime and Starz among others. It has picked up a thirty-hour package from BBC […]

Fox Intn’l rolling out second screen app

Fox International Channels is launching its companion and second screen app across Europe and Africa. The Fox Fan app was developed in-house by FIC and has already launched in several territories in Europe and Africa where FIC has channels and it is now rolling it out across the rest of both continents. The app is […]

The Magic runs out for Starz series

Starz has cancelled its original drama Magic City after two seasons. The series, which is set in Miami in the late 1950s, was one of the US premium cable network’s first original shows and debuted in March of last year. It was created by movie producer Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) who was also the showrunner. Starz […]

Fox launching in the Netherlands

Fox International Channels has revealed details of the upcoming launch of its Fox service in the Netherlands. FIC recently announced the roll out of the Fox Sports channel in the Netherlands and bouquet of local soccer services under the Fox Sports Eredivisie brand. The core general entertainment Fox channel will also be added to the […]