Patrik Syversen, Jesper Sundnes Talk ‘Kieler Street,’ Being Normal

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“Kieler Street” begins with the aerial shot of sleepy small rural town Slusvik, on the Norway-Sweden border. The camera pans from a bright blue sky to a pine forest, then quaint slate grey houses nestling by a network of lakes. A guitar twangs placidly…

U.S. Remains Largest Export Market For British TV With Sales Of $441M

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The U.S. remained the largest export market for British TV content with sales of £335M ($441M) across the 2016/17 year, according to a new report.
Total revenues from UK TV programming sales were estimated at £902m, according to the TV Exports report, …

Scandinavian Terrorism Thriller ‘Greyzone’ Heads To The UK Via Walter Presents

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Scandinavian terror thriller Greyzone is heading to the UK after Walter Presents acquired the ten-part series from distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The Channel 4-backed foreign-language drama service will air the Cosmo Film-produced series…

PBS Chief Joins ITVSGE; China Marvel Move; October Films Deal; BAFTA TV Host – Global Briefs

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PBS executive Mike Kelley is joining ITV Studios Global Entertainment to bolster its U.S. sales team. Kelley, who was previously SVP, Programming, Business Affairs and Content Operations at the U.S. public broadcaster has been appointed SVP, Sales, Americas and will be based at ITVSGE’s LA base. Kelly was instrumental in PBS’ launch of Mercy Street, its first original scripted drama in over a decade, and the development of a co-production deal with the BBC across history…

The London Screenings: UK Distributors and Hollywood Studios Prepare For Onslaught Of Global TV Buyers

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The major British distributors and Hollywood studios are preparing for an onslaught of international TV buyers with hundreds descending on London and Liverpool, hopefully with their wellington boots at the ready, to snap up the latest scripted gems.

Later this week, around 700 buyers are expected to hit the UK for the start of BBC Showcase, the annual programming bonanza held in Liverpool. The event, which runs Sunday 18 February to Wednesday 21 February in the home of…

MipTV: ‘Victoria,’ ‘Prime Suspect’ Among ITV Studios’ Robust Drama Sales

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ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a raft of new EMEA deals for its top dramas, including “Victoria” and “Prime Suspect: Tennison.” The company announced Tuesday that it had signed a number of new agreements for three of its dramas, including the upcoming “Loch Ness.” Hit royal series “Victoria” has seen latest sales to satellite broadcaster… Read more »

MipTV: Canal+ Acquires Two Dramas from ITV Studios

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Canal+ has acquired broadcasting rights to dramas “Fearless” and “Bancroft” from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, it was announced Monday. The two shows will air on the French broadcaster’s free-to-air channel C8. One of the key titles on ITV Studios’ drama slate being presented at MipTV, “Fearless” (pictured) is written Patrick Harbinson. It stars Helen McCrory… Read more »

BBC Earth Films To Screen In China; ITV, Huace In Format Deal – Global Briefs

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BBC Worldwide has closed a series of deals to bring four BBC Earth Giant Screen films to mainland China and Hong Kong in 2017. Tiny Giants, Wild Africa, Earthflight and Incredible Predators will screen in more than 20 science and technology museums beginning in January under pacts with Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co and Wuhan DDMC Culture Co. The nature docs will be presented in 2D Dome and 3D giant screen formats. Each is 40-minutes long and will…