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The House of Lords has criticised the UK government’s approach to deciding the future of commercially funded public broadcaster Channel 4.
UK-based distributor Beyond Rights has appointed former Twentieth Century Fox executive David Smyth as its new CEO, with incumbent Kate Llewellyn-Jones standing down.
C21 has confirmed Content London will go ahead as delegates will be able to travel to the UK without the need to take a PCR test before 4am on Tuesday November 30, the first day of the event.
BBC Studios Drama Productions has struck a development partnership with Mo Abudu, founder and CEO of Nigerian entertainment company EbonyLife Media.
UK prodco Watford & Essex has picked up the rights to British rapper and actor Jordan Stephens’ The Wolf You Feed: On Masculinity & Heartbreak, originally a 2017 article for The Guardian and also a forthcoming book, to adapt as a drama series.
ViacomCBS-owned CBS Studios and US-based studio Stampede Ventures have commissioned a limited scripted series that examines the making of Italian auteur Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial 1973 film Last Tango in Paris.
Today we hear from Rose d’Or Awards chairman Mark Rowland about the 2021 ceremony, the 60th anniversary of the prestigious celebration of the international TV industry, taking place later today.
UK prodco Slim Film + Television and France’s Federation Entertainment are planning a second season of their Jules Verne adaptation Around the World in 80 Days plus a new adventure based on another of the 19th century author’s novels.
UK-based prodco BlackBox Multimedia is teaming up with Canadian producer and distributor Incendo to co-develop and produce an adaptation of the Ellery Queen crime novels, having optioned the TV rights.
Creative Alliance, the Danish prodco co-founded by local writer and director Lone Scherfig, has signed an exclusive production agreement with Nordic producer Nordisk Film Production.
Banijay UK-owned Kudos has entered the podcast business by taking a minority stake in Leeds-based podcast company What's the Story?.
Fremantle has acquired global distribution rights to reality TV experiment format Parental Guidance, which was originally developed and produced by Eureka Productions for Channel 9 in Australia.
UK funding body Screen Yorkshire has appointed Caroline Cooper Charles as its new CEO, replacing the retiring Sally Joynson.
AMC Networks’ streaming platform Acorn TV has renewed UK crime drama Whitstable Pearl for a second season.
BBC One has recommissioned primetime guessing game entertainment format This is My House, created by former TV presenter Richard Bacon and US-based TV producer Nick Weidenfeld.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a one-off Christmas special fronted by married comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont and produced by fellow comic Romesh Ranganathan’s Ranga Bee Productions.
1980s UK gameshow format Pop Quiz, which was revived last year by format owner and host Mike Read, is heading to the US through a deal with Amazon's Prime Video.
UK regulator Ofcom has given the go-ahead for youth-skewing BBC Three to return to linear TV.
WarnerMedia Germany has ordered a comedy set in the world of the local TV industry, in which Kida Khodr Ramadan (4 Blocks) and Ricky Gervais play themselves.
Hinterland broadcaster S4C has commissioned another dual Welsh and English language drama, this time in partnership with Channel 4 and Sundance Now.
French broadcaster M6 has commissioned a local version of Dutch drama The Neighbors.

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