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  • Less is more
    FX Networks chief John Landgraf reveals why there are still opportunities for linear broadcasters in today’s fractured TV industry.
  • Fremantle indulges in Full Fat TV
    FremantleMedia has invested in fledgling UK factual entertainment indie Full Fat TV, which was set up by the former MD of Endemol label Remarkable TV.
  • Showtime illuminates Dark Net
    Showtime in the US has ordered a docuseries about the little-seen underbelly of the internet and technology.
  • ABC’s Lee makes UK move
    US broadcaster ABC is moving one of its senior casting execs to the UK to help the firm find emerging writing, producing and acting talent.
  • Al Jazeera US adds Afghanistan doc
    US cablenet Al Jazeera America has acquired a documentary about the justice system and human rights situation in post-war Afghanistan.
  • Netflix to offer Bollywood epic
    Netflix is to offer a popular Bollywood movie as a TV series ahead of its expected entry into India next year.
  • BBC unveils Attenborough duo, Xmas slate
    The BBC has ordered two new shows featuring natural-history legend David Attenborough and has also unveiled its Christmas slate.
  • Sky1 looks ahead to Legends of Tomorrow
    Sky1 in the UK has picked up superhero drama DC's Legends of Tomorrow for its 2016 schedule.
  • Shaftesbury hires for tech push
    Canadian producer-distributor Shaftesbury has created a new role to oversee its slate of technology projects, including one that uses virtual reality.
  • Bad Cop, Good Cop heads to Ukraine
    A Ukrainian network has acquired a police show that hails from a former Sony Russia exec and a leading Russian writer.
  • Bacon to star in Tremors TV reboot
    Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon is attached to star in and exec produce a TV reboot of his 1990s feature film Tremors.
  • Little Roy makes it big in Europe
    Broadcasters from across Europe have pre-bought the live-action/animation hybrid series Little Roy, jointly commissioned by CBBC and CBeebies in the UK.
  • SVoD app adds Canuck preschool show
    A US-based educational outfit has acquired Canadian preschool series Can You Imagine That? from Picture Box Distribution for a new app.
  • KBS shoots for Terranoa's Moon
    South Korea broadcaster KBS has picked up a flagship documentary about the moon from French distributor Terranoa, which is also seeking partners on two new projects.
  • Gusto moves Kitchen to Middle East
    Dubai-based Fatafeat TV has picked up 4K food series One World Kitchen from the sales arm of Canadian culinary broadcaster Gusto TV.
  • Nat Geo makes another Killing
    National Geographic Channel in the US has again linked up with Ridley Scott and author/newsman Bill O'Reilly on a historical drama, this time recounting the death of General Patton.
  • ABC Commercial, DRG extend pact
    Subscription VoD providers across Australia and New Zealand are set to benefit from an extended deal between ABC Commercial and UK distributor DRG.
  • Pukeko, China prodco in WotWots spin-off
    New Zealand-based prodco Pukeko Pictures has partnered with a Chinese entertainment group to produce a companion series to preschool hit The WotWots.
  • France 5 to rebuild primetime
    Factual-skewing pubcaster France 5 plans to shake up its schedule in the new year, introducing primetime strands including a slot for international documentaries.
  • X Factor makes Greek comeback
    Free-to-air broadcaster Skai TV is returning The X Factor to Greek television after a five-year absence as it looks to diversify its mainly factual schedule.
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