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UKTV Gold first original programming

UKTV Gold first original programming

UKTV Gold has ordered three new original comedies. Entitled Henry IX, Marley’s Ghosts and Bull, the shows will air on the channel later this year and early in 2016. Richard…

Sky steps up commitment to the arts

This summer, Sky will launch a major initiative to bring the best of the arts to its 21 million customers across Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the UK. The broad…

SABC trims its digital ambitions

SABC trims its digital ambitions

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster says it will now only launch its digital transmissions with just five channels. In 2011 SABC told a parliamentary committee that digital TV would see…

MTV new commissions

MTV new commissions

MTV has announced five new series commissions including three brand new additions to its UK and international schedules – Car Crash Couples, Judge Geordie and working title Hire Me –…

Woody Allen: Amazon deal “catastrophic mistake”

Woody Allen: Amazon deal “catastrophic mistake”

Woody Allen regrets at agreeing to create exclusive programming for Amazon Prime TV. Speaking at a Cannes Film Festival event for his new movie, Irrational Man, Allen shared his misgivings…

Dubai to help MENA film-makers

Last week Abu Dhabi scrapped its support for the capital city’s Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Its Media Zone will continue and centre its work of the fast-growing facilities from TwoFour54…

Ofcom lets London Live off more original content

Ofcom lets London Live off more original content

Ofcom has approved a request from ESTV, the owner of  London Live, to maintain the hours of first run, local programming it currently broadcasts for this year and subsequent years,…

Netflix wants to “own” content

Despite shows such as House of Cards and Orange is The New Black being billed as ‘Netflix originals’, they are not technically Netflix’s content – which is why the content…

Hulu Japan first original series

Hulu Japan, the localised version of the online streaming service, is to produce a Japanese version of German drama format The Last Cop. The production represents Hulu Japan’s first foray…

Sky Atlantic orders Fortitude season 2

Fortitude has been renewed for a second series on Sky Atlantic. Sky has ordered ten new episodes of the arctic drama following its international success. Sky Atlantic channel director Zai…

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