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UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a crime thriller called DI Ray from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio’s production company HTM Television.
The scripted team at All3Media-owned Studio Lambert has acquired the rights to adapt Nicola Williams’ legal thriller novel Without Prejudice as a TV series.
Australian factual specialist WildBear Entertainment has set up a distribution arm ahead of next month’s Cannes event Mipcom and has already secured its first deals with international broadcasters.
Steve Coogan will play Jimmy Savile in the forthcoming BBC One drama about the predatory sex offender and former BBC presenter's life, made by ITV Studios.
European production group Fremantle has appointed former Channel 4 and BBC executive Babita Bahal to the newly created role of group head of diversity, equity and inclusion.
BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has hired former ViacomCBS exec Arran Tindall as senior VP of key markets in EMEA.
Today we hear from Lucy Smith, director of Mipcom and MipTV for Reed Midem, about what delegates can expect from next month's physical event in Cannes, its digital extension and more.
Netflix has renewed its teen comedy drama Sex Education for a fourth season while teasing its upcoming slate of originals during a recent global fan event.
Fox Entertainment and its in-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment have unveiled an unscripted format fund designed to find new ideas and IP in international markets.
Russell T Davies will return as showrunner on the BBC’s classic sci-fi drama Doctor Who after launching a revival of the show 16 years ago.
New York- and Toronto-based Cineflix Productions and LA’s Ping Pong Productions are teaming up to launch factual-focused joint venture Shiny Screens Entertainment with veteran showrunner Will Spjut.
DR in Denmark and NRK in Norway are among the international broadcasters to have pre-bought the latest David Attenborough-fronted BBC blue-chip natural history series.
Red Arrow Studios International has picked up the international distribution rights to Controlling Britney Spears, a feature-length documentary containing new allegations about the pop icon’s daily life inside a conservatorship.
Canadian independent network Super Channel has acquired Lionsgate Television’s six-part limited series The Pact.
New Zealand funding body NZ On Air has backed another round of drama and comedy commissions for adults while putting NZ$13.3m (US$9.3m) towards content for children.
Discovery has commissioned a new series fronted by Todd Hoffman, a miner who shot to fame as part of the US cablenet’s long-running reality hit Gold Rush.
Latin American production company Litopos Producciones and formats consultancy The Format People have agreed a new strategic alliance.
Blue Ant Media’s 4K natural history channel Love Nature and US broadcasting group The WNET Group, part of the PBS network, have coproduced a feature documentary about South Africa’s annual sardine run.
Global streamer Netflix has revealed a slate of five new documentaries, including a sequel to its massively popular Tiger King: Mayhem, Murder and Madness docuseries and a pair of commissions for UK-based prodco Raw.
Ayo Davis has been tapped to succeed Gary Marsh as president of Disney Branded Television.
BBC Studios has appointed RDF's former director of production Katie Brewer-Frankl to the same post within its factual entertainment and events division.

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