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  • BBCWW execs reveal Bad Wolf
    Two BBC Worldwide Productions execs have launched an LA- and Wales-based prodco to focus on premium drama.
  • Pickard joins Nevision board
    UK producer and financer Nevision has added industry veteran Nigel Pickard to its board and hired an experienced BBC producer to develop its drama slate.
  • ITVSGE dramas go global
    Broadcasters across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific have picked up US series Aquarius, Texas Rising and Good Witch from ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
  • Creative Skillset launches UK Census
    UK Government organisation Creative Skillset has launched its first industry-wide census since 2012 in order to address key issues such as diversity in TV.
  • Altice eyes NextRadio
    The owner of French cable, IPTV and mobile phone operator Altice is launching a takeover bid for radio and television group NextRadio with its chairman and CEO.
  • Canal+ runs with Walking Dead spin-off
    French pay TV operator Canal+ has acquired rights to the forthcoming Walking Dead spin-off drama from US cablenet AMC.
  • France TV predicts US$11m loss
    France Télévisions expects to post losses of around €10m (US$11m) this year, twice as much as anticipated, following a cut in government funding.
  • Starz, AT&T carriage goes further
    NEWS BRIEF: US premium cablenet Starz has agreed a deal to extend its carriage with telecoms giant AT&T.
  • Canucks cook in Lambert's Kitchen
    A French-Canadian network has commissioned local producer Media Ranch to adapt Studio Lambert's Gogglebox-style BBC series Life in the Kitchen.
  • Canal+ casualties mount
    The director of French broadcaster Canal+’s free-to-air channels looks set to be the latest senior executive to leave the pay TV firm.
  • Sky preps 'Netflix' interface
    European satcaster Sky is prepping a new set-top box with a carousel-style interface that will allow subscribers to record four shows at once.
  • Crackanory returns to Dave
    NEWS BRIEF: UKTV channel Dave has commissioned a third series of its adult story-telling show Crackanory to air later this year.
  • Red Arrow bolsters drama
    Distributor Red Arrow International has picked a up slew of German dramas that it will add to its catalogue for Mipcom later this year.
  • Stand By Me adds former MTV exec
    Italian production firm Stand By Me has brought in a former MTV and Discovery exec as part of changes to its entertainment and factual division.
  • CHF Media president exits
    The president and co-founder of UK-based production outfit Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Media Group has left the company.
  • C4 gets Married again
    NEWS BRIEF: UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered a second season of social experiment show Married at First Sight.
  • Ten Alps makes Chrysalis investment
    UK indie group Ten Alps has made a strategic investment in drama prodco Chrysalis Vision, which will develop longform series for domestic and global markets.
  • Endemol Shine Oz staffs up for launch
    The merger of the Endemol Shine Group in Australia finally has been formalised, sparking a raft of executive appointments and promotions.
  • COO out amid Foxtel restructure
    Australian pay TV platform Foxtel is abolishing the post of chief operating officer as part of a restructure that will see it create a broadband division and a product and operations division.
  • Ten exec chairman departs
    The executive chairman of Australia’s Network Ten has stepped down after the company decided to split the role.
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