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UKTV Drama, Masterpiece co-commission The Marlow Murder Club

From the creator of hit series Death in Paradise, and the producers of celebrated series Ghosts, comes a newly commissioned TV adaptation of Robert Thorogood’s hit novel The Marlow Murder Club (2×120’) for UKTV’s free-to-air channel, Drama and streaming service UKTV Play. The two-part drama is a co-commission with co-producer and US broadcaster Masterpiece, produced […]

June 5, 2023

Intelsat gains exclusive PBS distribution over US

Intelsat used the NAB show in Las Vegas to announce that it was now the exclusive satellite distributor for the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) transmissions. More than 150 affiliates take Intelsat’s PBS signals. PBS is a private, non-profit broadcaster, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations. It is a multi-platform media […]

April 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Plex adds FAST channels from PBS Distribution, WNET Group

Free global streaming media platform, Plex, has announced the launch of three new FAST channels from PBS Distribution, a provider of public television programmes around the world, and one new FAST channel from The WNET Group, home of New York’s, THIRTEEN – America’s flagship public television station. The new lineup, which includes PBS Antiques Roadshow,Julia […]

January 20, 2023

BBC acquires Magpie Murders and sequel

The BBC has acquired Anthony Horowitz’s mystery series Magpie Murders, and will air its follow up, the forthcoming Moonflower Murders, which will be made by Eleventh Hour Films in association with Salt Films for PBS Masterpiece and the BBC. Based on the books of the same names, both series are adapted for television by Horowitz […]

January 18, 2023

FAST Channels TV partners with South Florida PBS

FAST Channels TV has partnered with PBS’ Health Channel to deliver a new FAST channel which will include a line-up of Health Channel original productions. Health Insiders digs deep into reliable medical information, spotlighting gripping patient stories and actionable advice from doctors, specialists, nurses, nutritionists and fitness specialists. Doctor Q & A provides viewers across […]

November 16, 2022

Simplestream delivers PBS America player on Freeview Play

PBS America – the British television channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service – has chosen Simplestream to create its first UK on demand service, launching the PBS America player on Freeview Play devices. Factual entertainment and documentary fans will be able to watch content from the service, accessible via the Explore Freeview Play interface, at […]

October 27, 2022

BBC, PBS announce Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends

Dame Mary Berry, the iconic cook, is set to bring viewers around the world her festive feast in a new programme for BBC One and iPlayer and PBS, Christmas with Mary Berry and Friends (w/t). Berry provides a guide for a fool-proof Christmas dinner in this seasonal special. Packed with her classic recipes for a […]

September 23, 2022

Foals reimagine Neptune for new BBC series Universe

Rock band, Foals, have joined forces with Hans Zimmer’s critically acclaimed film and TV music scoring company, Bleeding Fingers, to record an exclusive and unique new version of their seminal single, Neptune. The piece will feature as the title track for the forthcoming BBC Studios Science Unit landmark TV series Universe, which premieres globally on […]

October 12, 2021

Study: Tectonic shifts in US media consumption

Findings from the Future of Audience and Revenue Study from AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence solutions provider Futuri, with SmithGeiger, reveal tectonic shifts in how Americans perceive, consume and pay for media content, as well as media executives’ predictions for the sector and confidence in their ability to meet emerging challenges. The study explored […]

September 17, 2021