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CONTENT LONDON: Global streaming giant Netflix took home a record six prizes at C21’s annual International Drama Awards as Content London came to a close this evening.
CONTENT LONDON: Georgia Brown, head of European originals at Amazon Studios, asked potential pitchers to “come armed with great ideas” and “challenge” the company at Content London on Thursday.
Banijay UK has acquired format specialist prodco Znak TV and appointed its founder Natalka Znak as CEO of its Remarkable Entertainment and Initial labels to create a new unscripted group.
CONTENT LONDON: The way some entertainment companies are "putting up walls" in terms of what shows they will and won't sell outside their own studio groups is counter-intuitive, according to Universal International Studios interim president Beatrice Springborn.
C21’s development market and conference Content London returned as a physical event this week with delegates and speakers converging on the UK capital for three days of networking and insights into the global content business.
In the C21FM Weekly Review Show, which runs from 10am today to 10am on Monday December 6, we play highlights from a great week on the station. Tune in for a mix of music, news and interviews that put the global content business in perspective.
CONTENT LONDON: BBC Children's is seeking ambitious drama on a similar scale to its upcoming CBBC series Dodger, starring Christopher Eccleston and David Threlfall.
CONTENT LONDON: Multichannel operator UKTV is looking for crime dramas with humour and diverse voices for its crime drama network Alibi.
CONTENT LONDON: ZDF in Germany is looking for ‘Scandi blue’ crime series, while France’s Arte wants dramas centred on social issues, according to speakers at Content London.
DCD Media's shareholders have agreed to the previously announced sale of its assets to financer, producer and distributor 108 Media for up to £4.7m (US$6.3m).
Disney-owned ABC News in the US has greenlit a docuseries about the events that sparked the civil rights movement from Jay-Z and Will Smith.
Genius Brands International’s acquisition of a minority stake in Your Family Entertainment will see kids' TV veteran Paul Robinson join the US-based company.
Litton Entertainment’s founder, president and CEO Dave Morgan and chief operating officer Pete Sniderman have revealed they will retire from their positions at the New York-based company at year’s end.
CONTENT LONDON: German broadcasting company RTL does not want to be pitched ‘old US network style’ procedurals, while Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 is upping its YA offering, according to executives.
CONTENT LONDON: The UK needs to do more when it comes to featuring African talent in local shows, according to the founder of Nigerian entertainment network EbonyLife and other panellists at C21’s Content London conference.
CONTENT LONDON: A panel of comic book writers including Line of Duty writer Jed Mercurio and former DC writer Peter Milligan said that comic book IP has never been in a stronger position.
CONTENT LONDON: The financing model will shift towards NFTs and blockchain within the next three years, according to the chairman of UK firm Anyway Content.
CONTENT LONDON: The next break-out genre in formats will be factual entertainment shows that have a “conscience,” according to BBC Studios’ creative director of formats Sumi Connock.
Spain-based Planeta/De Agostini’s DeAPlaneta and Planeta Junior brands have joined up to become DeAPlaneta Entertainment.
CONTENT LONDON: London-based producer Anyway Content has partnered with business publication Forbes to produce a show that explores commerce.
Pan Arab kids’ channel Spacetoon has acquired classic Belgian children’s show The Smurfs.

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