Advanced Television


Sony LIV to adapt yes Studios’ Magpie

Further to the success of the Indian adaptations of Your Honor and Fauda (Tanaav) on Sony LIV, yes Studios has announced that a third of its scripted titles – Magpie – is to be adapted for the platform. The crime drama’s Hindi working title is Kan Khajura, which means centipede. Magpie (S1: 11×40 and S2: […]

October 4, 2023

FilmRise acquires BuzzFeed Studios library

FilmRise, the New York City-based film, television studio and streaming network, has acquired worldwide digital media rights to a library of content from BuzzFeed Studios portfolio of brands. The library spans over 1,200 hours of content, which includes Hot Ones – the popular series featuring host Sean Evans interviewing A-list celebrities over a plate of […]

October 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC sells Maida Vale studios

The BBC has confirmed that its Maida Vale recording studios have now been sold to a partnership between Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner – Co-Chairmen of Working Title, Hans Zimmer and Steven Kofsky. The deal is valued at around £10 million (€11.6m) but the BBC did not disclose the purchase price. Maida Vale Studios has […]

August 14, 2023

yes Studios commissions Night Therapy

yes Studios has announced that its new flagship series will be the 10-part psychological drama Night Therapy, which has just gone into production. Acclaimed and award-winning Israeli actress Shira Haas (Shtisel, Unorthodox) has just been confirmed as joining the cast, alongside Yousef Sweid (Munich Games, Game of Thrones). Night Therapy tells the story of Louie […]

June 27, 2023

Argo Films’ Johns and director Merhige set up TV & film label

British TV and film producer Richard Johns, founder of Argo Films, has established a new production label with E. Elias Merhige, one of America’s most influential auteur film directors. Called Promethean Pictures, the new UK-based venture launches with a varied slate of TV and film projects in development, the first of which is revealed as […]

March 28, 2023

Lunar X acquires Sunnyside Up Studios

Lunar X, a media company dedicated to investing in and elevating digital-first content into global franchises, has announced the acquisition of Sunnyside Up Studios, an animation studio specialising in 2D and 3D children’s content, receiving over 2 billion YouTube views a year. Madrid-based Sunnyside Up Studios, founded by Elias Moreno, former YouTube Strategic Partner Manager, […]

January 31, 2023

Daisy Jones & The Six on Prime Video in March 2023

Prime Video has debuted first-look images for the highly anticipated musical-drama series Daisy Jones & The Six, and announced that the series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on March 3rd, with new episodes rolling out weekly every Friday until March 24th. The series will be available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. […]

December 7, 2022

Good Omens 2 calls Jon Hamm back to Heavenly role

Amazon Studios has confirmed that Jon Hamm (Top Gun: Maverick) will be returning as the Archangel Gabriel in the Prime Video series Good Omens 2, currently in production in Scotland. Gabriel will be aided and abetted by the Angels Michael, played by returning cast member Doon Mackichan (Toast, Smack the Pony), and Uriel, played by the […]

December 16, 2021