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BBC orders Murder is Easy

The BBC has announced Murder is Easy, a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited for BBC One and iPlayer, in a co-commission with BritBox International. The two-part thriller will film this summer and is adapted for the screen by Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre and directed by Meenu […]

February 22, 2023

Beyond Paradise debuts Feb 24 on BBC

Death in Paradise spin-off series Beyond Paradise, made by Red Planet Pictures and coming to BBC One and iPlayer on February 24th. Co-commissioned by the BBC and BritBox International, Beyond Paradise follows DI Humphrey Goodman and his fiancée Martha Lloyd after their nail-biting will-they-won’t-they romance reached its emotional finale in Saint Marie in 2017. Viewers […]

February 6, 2023

First-look at Death in Paradise spin-off Beyond Paradise

Red Planet Pictures has revealed a first-look image of Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton in Death in Paradise spin-off series Beyond Paradise. Co-commissioned by BBC and BritBox International, Beyond Paradise follows DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and his fiancée Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton) after their nail-biting will-they-won’t-they romance reached its emotional finale in Saint Marie […]

December 14, 2022

108 Media acquires Piccadilly Pictures

London/Singapore-based international content investment studio 108 Media has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake of London-based film and television financing firm Piccadilly Pictures.In addition to bolstering its ambitions in Europe, 108 Media will also begin to expand the remit of their latest acquisition into emerging markets by launching Piccadilly Pictures APAC, a new […]

December 6, 2022

ITV “mindful of uncertainty” as revenues rise 6%

ITV, the UK’s largest commercial broadcater, recorded revenues of £2.52 billion (€2.8bn) for the first nine months of 2022, a year-on-year increase of 6 per cent. Advertising revenues saw a 14 per cent drop in Q3, but with the World Cup on the horizon, ITV said it expected ad revenue to ease by 1-1.5 per […]

November 9, 2022

Report: What is holding back European TV projects?

As traditional TV networks revenues continue their decline in favour of digital, global groups from the US reach records in attention captured across OTT platforms in Europe: Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Warner Bros Discovery and Comcast together gathered 73 per cent of European SVoD subscriptions and Alphabet and Meta alone concentrated around half of Europe’s […]

November 8, 2022

BritBox International commissions Inspector Singh

BritBox International commissions crime series Inspector Singh which will go into production in January of 2023 produced by London/Singapore-based global media firm 108 Media. The three-part series will be starring Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars at No. 42, The Sandman, Unforgotten) in the lead role, with Suri Krishnamma (The Canterville Ghost, Coronation Street, Emmerdale) as series […]

November 7, 2022

BritBox International hires DAZN’s Hird

BritBox International has named Sarah Hird as Senior Vice President, Corporate & Consumer Communications. Reporting directly to Reemah Sakaan, CEO of BritBox International, Hird will lead BritBox International’s team of in-house and agency partners across all global regions. Hird joins BritBox International from DAZN Group, where she was Vice President, Global Communications, leading consumer, corporate, […]

September 21, 2022

Report: OTT a third of TV subscriptions in Nordics

In the Nordics, the pay-TV landscape has changed considerably since the introduction of OTT services, reports Dataxis. The region was a testbed for some of the most popular streaming services when they first addressed the European market, with Netflix and HBO available there since 2012 already. Ten years later, it’s easy to see how the […]

September 7, 2022

BritBox readies Nordics launch

BritBox International, the BBC & ITV joint venture, will launch in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland on April 28th, offering thousands of hours of British content. The streaming service’s Nordic debut will extend Britbox into eight countries internationally, following successful launches in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa that join BritBox in the UK. […]

April 21, 2022