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China’s Legend Media Buys Factual Package From Fremantle

Chinese content aggregator Legend Media has swooped for a 100-hour package of content from multinational Fremantle, which said that it was Legend’s first and biggest factual package so…

Brit Beat: BRIT School, Home to Adele and Amy Winehouse, Turns 30; Streaming Battle Heads to Parliament

A great British institution enjoying a post-COVID recovery is the BRIT School. The performing arts and technology college – located in Croydon, South London and funded by the…

Ventana Sur Animation! Pitch ‘Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon’ Blasts Past $11 Million Worldwide (EXCLUSIVE)

In Dec. 2018, two years after he had picked up “Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon” at the first edition of Ventana Sur’s Animation!, Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group…

‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ ‘Call My Agent’ Pick Up Gongs at Rose d’Or TV Awards

British television dominated the European Broadcasting Union’s prestigious Rose d’Or TV awards on Monday evening. Among the shows that picked up gongs at the ceremony, which honors international…

Meta Ordered to Sell Giphy by U.K. Competition Authority

The rocky road for the acquisition of GIF provider Giphy by Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has become bumpier with the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority…

Walter Presents Acquires Crime Series ‘Dark Woods’ in U.K., Scandinavia in Global Screen Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

Munich-based sales agency Global Screen has sold crime drama “Dark Woods” to streaming service Walter Presents for the U.K., where it’ll be shown on Channel 4’s All 4…

‘Squid Game’ Debuts on Audience Measurement Chart as BARB Upgrades to SVOD Reporting

Netflix’s “Squid Game” and “The Guilty” have debuted on BARB, the U.K. television audience measurement currency, as the organization has revealed a “once-in-a-generation upgrade.” Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and…

ViacomCBS Signs Diverse U.K. Writers With First Look Deals Ahead of Paramount Plus Launch

Ahead of the early 2022 U.K. launch of Paramount Plus, VIS, a division of ViacomCBS International Studios, has signed five emerging writers from underrepresented groups. One of the…

Christopher Walken to Return For Second Season of Stephen Merchant, Big Talk Show ‘The Outlaws’

Christopher Walken series “The Outlaws” has been renewed for a second season. Walken will also return as Frank Sheldon. Created by Stephen Merchant (“The Office”) and Elgin James…

London’s West End Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of Legendary Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim

Theaters in London’s West End are getting ready to honor the memory of the late composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91…

Buzzing British Duo Wet Leg Unveil Two New Songs, Album Release Date

Britain’s Wet Leg, one of the most buzzed-about indie groups to emerge in years via their singles “Chaise Longue” and “Wet Dream,” have dropped two new songs and…

Ranveer Singh’s ”83′ to Close Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival (Dec. 6-15), the kingdom’s first full fledged international film event, will close with the world premiere of Kabir Khan‘s Bollywood cricket-themed…