August 13, 2018

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UKTV Channels Return to Virgin TV

TVEUROPE All of UKTV’s channels and services have been restored on Virgin TV, after the two were finally able to reach a new long-term agreement.

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U.S. SVOD Subs to Reach 208 Million

TVUSA The number of SVOD subscriptions in the U.S. is forecast to increase from 132 million in 2017 to 208 million in 2023, according to new figures from Digital TV Research.


CFO David Wells to Resign from Netflix

David Wells, chief financial officer at Netflix, is planning to leave the company after a replacement for his position is found.


The Bridge’s Måns Mårlind Working on Gritty Thriller Shadow Play

TVDRAMA TANDEM Productions is set to produce Shadow Play, created and written by Måns Mårlind (Bron/The Bridge, Midnight Sun), with ZDF coming on board as co-producing network alongside international partners such as Viaplay and Canal+. 

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Jeopardy! Heads to Hulu

TVUSA The classic quiz show Jeopardy! has made its streaming debut on Hulu.

Paul Rudd to Star in Netflix Comedy Series Living With Yourself

TVUSA Paul Rudd, who is currently starring in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, is set for a dual role in the new scripted comedy series Living With Yourself for Netflix.

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Network Ten Orders Aussie Treatment of Ambulance

TVFORMATS Network Ten has commissioned a local version of the new fly-on-the-wall documentary series Ambulance from Endemol Shine Australia.

Q&A with Sky Vision’s Barnaby Shingleton

TVFORMATS Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision, talks to World Screen Newsflash about the company's format catalog, trends he’s noticing and the strategy for this part of the business looking ahead.

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BBC First to Launch in Poland

TVDRAMA BBC Studios is bringing the BBC First drama channel to Poland, where it will launch on October 26.

Sky Arts Commissions Feature-Length Doc on New Order

TVREAL The British factual indie Caravan has been commissioned by Sky Arts to produce a feature-length documentary about the band New Order.

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Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Series Casts Its Leads

TVDRAMA Gotham's Chris Chalk is among the newly unveiled cast of Ava DuVernay's upcoming limited series about the Central Park Five case.

Disney Lines Up Descendants Special Under the Sea

TVKIDS Late next month, Disney Channel is due to debut Under the Sea: A Descendants Story, a short-form live-action special starring Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain.

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IMDA Ties Up with Munkysuperstar for Web Series

TVASIA The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Munkysuperstar Pictures, which owns Clicknetwork, are collaborating on three new web shows as part of an initiative to bring more public service content to Singapore.

Ireland’s Salty Dog On Board Flintstones Spin-off

TVKIDS Salty Dog Pictures, a Dublin-based production company, is working with Warner Bros. Animation on a spin-off of The Flintstones.

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Morven Christie to Star in New Crime Thriller The Bay

TVDRAMA Morven Christie (The A Word, The Replacement) will lead the cast of the new six-part drama The Bay, written by Daragh Carville (Being Human, The Smoke, Cherrybomb).

Ewan McGregor Set for CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories

TVKIDS Ewan McGregor is appearing in an episode of Bedtime Stories on CBeebies in the U.K. later this week.

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