International TV distribution-production company FremantleMedia has tapped Sangeeta Desai as chief operating officer and chief financial officer.
Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment has launched a new shingle, Over The Top Productions, which will focus on the development of niche TV productions.
U.K. TV producing duo Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn have left Tiger Aspect to set up their own shingle, Drama Republic, and have inked a first-look distribution deal with BBC Worldwide.
Former BBC boss Alasdair Milne, who was ousted at the behest of Margaret Thatcher's government, died Tuesday following a series of strokes. He was 82.
Viacom has pacted with U.K. telco BT to add MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to the lineup of channels on its pay TV platform, BT Vision.
Cinema admissions in Denmark last year were at their highest level in 30 years, and 14% higher than 2011.
Scottish thesp Ewan McGregor is one of a host of showbiz folk who have been feted in the U.K.'s New Year honors list that celebrates achievement across a wide range of fields.
Mike Hopkins, the supervising sound editor on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, died Sunday in a rafting accident in New Zealand. He was 53.
Gerry Anderson, the creator of marionette-based TV sci-fi series "Thunderbirds," died Wednesday at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England.
FremantleMedia has inked with Baz Luhrmann's regular writer Craig Pearce to develop Kimberley Cutter's bestseller about Joan of Arc, "The Maid," into a TV drama series for international auds.