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  • Bonnier Broadcasting – Sweden
    SCHEDULE WATCH ALERT: Bonnier Broadcasting’s Sofie Schütt highlights her acquisition requirements, arguing for flexible windowing rights over multiple platforms.
  • Sony channel merger creates UK crime net
    Sony Pictures Television Networks is merging two of its UK networks to create a new free-to-air channel featuring shows such as Orange is the New Black and Line of Duty.
  • CBS orders pilots from women scribes
    US broadcaster CBS has ordered three comedy and drama pilots, all from female writers.
  • T Group, EveryWhere strike copro deal
    Storage Hunters prodco T Group Productions has agreed an overall coproduction deal with EveryWhere Studios for content in the US and UK.
  • Netflix value exceeds $100bn as subs soar
    Netflix subscription figures continue to outstrip expectations, with the company valued north of US$100bn for the first time, although it has taken a US$39m hit on shows cancelled because of stars' misconduct.
  • Fox dealt new blow in Sky takeover bid
    21st Century Fox's takeover of European pay TV operator Sky is again faltering after UK regulator the Competition and Markets Authority found the deal was not in the public interest.
  • Tomorrow adapts first Soule novel
    ITV-backed US prodco Tomorrow Studios, led by CEO Marty Adelstein, is developing an adaptation of a book by bestselling author Charles Soule (Daredevil).
  • Canadian crunch
    Canada remains a hotbed of international drama production, but local indies fear being squeezed by SVoD and dwindling support from networks.
  • BBCWW grows stake in Clerkenwell
    UK-based BBC Worldwide has extended its stake in The End of the F***king World producer Clerkenwell Films.
  • DR Ultra – Denmark
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: DR Ultra is preparing for life online in 2020 with a radical shift in strategy.
  • Sky Vision’s Britannia goes global
    International broadcasters and SVoD operators including HBO, Starz Play and iFlix have picked up new Sky original drama Britannia from the European satcaster’s distribution arm Sky Vision.
  • Series Mania opens Writers Campus
    French drama festival Series Mania has launched a week-long intensive writing workshop for 20 emerging TV drama writers throughout Europe.
  • Banff to honour NBCUniversal
    Canada’s Banff World Media Festival will honour NBCUniversal (NBCU) with its Company of Distinction title at this year’s event in June.
  • ARD Degeto nets Red Bull drama
    A German network has acquired the rights to the first scripted series produced by Red Bull Media House-owned Austrian broadcaster ServusTV.
  • Lat Am adopts Inter Medya's Daughters
    Broadcasters in Puerto Rico, Colombia and the US have picked up shows from Turkish distributor Inter Medya.
  • Turner, Warner Bros launch SVoD service
    International broadcast group Turner and Warner Bros Digital Networks have launched a multi-territory movie streaming service.
  • Harris departs Screen Australia
    Richard Harris has stepped down as head of business and audience at federal funding agency Screen Australia after nearly three years in the post.
  • Facebook Watch – International
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: Mina Lefevre of Facebook reveals what sort of content the social media giant needs for Watch, its original programming channel.
  • Content chief Jackson to leave BBCWW
    BBC Worldwide’s chief content officer Helen Jackson is to leave the company after 31 years.
  • Turner Lat Am, Mediapro link for copros
    NATPE: Turner Latin America has signed a coproduction agreement with Spain's Mediapro that will see the two invest a total of US$10m in content.
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