Advanced Television


France: Prime Video agrees studio deals

Prime Video has announced having sealed several movie agreements in France with major US studios. Revealing its European strategy at the Seaview Producers Hub during MIPCOM in Cannes, Sahar Baghery, head of Acquisition in France, said the SVoD service had signed for a second window with Sony Pictures for Marvel titles such as Spider-Man: No […]

October 19, 2022Pascale Paoli-Lebailly @ MIPCOM

MIPTV will focus on factual

Lucy Smith, Director of TV for organiser Reed Midem, has spelt out that the spring market – that some had doubted would recover post-pandemic – will be led by factual programming. “MIPTV is not about being biggest market of the year. It’s about being the most relevant, at the right time. Documentary and factual programming […]

October 19, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC Studios licenses Doctor Foster format to MBC Group

BBC Studios announced has completed a licence agreement with the MBC Group, the MENA media company, to bring the first Arabic language adaptation of Doctor Foster to audiences across the region. Originally created by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic, the series centres around a trusted doctor whose life implodes when she suspects her […]

October 19, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Research: TikTok increasingly popular viewing app

Findings from technology research and advisory group Omdia show that TikTok has leapfrogged Netflix to become the second most popular service in the US, with only YouTube retaining the crown for under-35s viewing. The service remains heavily skewed by age and occupies sixth place for above 35 years old. The results from Omdia’s latest consumer […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Multiple sales for BBC Studios’ Frozen Planet II

BBC Studios has announced international sales of its Natural History Unit’s landmark series, Frozen Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The six-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC AMERICA, the Open University, Migu Video, ZDF, France Télévisions and NHK, has sold to Spain (Movistar+), Italy (Mediaset), Australia (Nine), […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

WOW confirms more Drag Race France; further international editions

World of Wonder, the multi-Emmy award-winning company, and French broadcaster Endemol and France TV have announced today that Drag Race Francais will return for a second series, casting for which is now open. Drag Race España: All Stars and Drag Race Sweden: Untucked also newly commissioned by Atres and SVT, respectively.  As World of Wonder […]

October 18, 2022

BBC Studios acquires Sid Gentle Films

BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production-distribution arm, has moved to full ownership of Sid Gentle Films, the production company behind BBC AMERICA’s multi-awarded scripted original Killing Eve. Founded in 2013 by Sally Woodward Gentle, with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin, Sid Gentle Films has earned wide recognition for its original scripted series. BBC Studios has […]

October 17, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

FilmRose announces The Interrogation Room

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Zig Zag Productions, one of the UK’s foremost independent television production companies, has announced the co-production of “The Interrogation Room” hosted by Vivica A. Fox. FilmRise is at MIPCOM shopping the title as an original and/or exclusive for broadcasters and streamers in the […]

October 17, 2022

Electric Entertainment sells3 series to AMCNI-LA

Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, has closed a deal with AMC Networks International – Latin America (AMCNI-LA) for three of Electric’s TV series. The deal includes 2 seasons of “Leverage: Redemption,” the first season of Electric’s newest SYFY series, “The Ark,” and the entire 4 seasons of “The Librarians.” The rights […]

October 17, 2022

SoftAtHome partners with WNC

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC), an expert in the design, development, and manufacturing of cutting-edge communications products, are now partnering to help operators benefit from an open-source ecosystem for home gateways and Wi-Fi routers. The two companies, both members of the prpl Foundation, will propose […]

October 17, 2022