CANNES -- Shows such as "Downton Abbey," "Strictly Come Dancing" (known as "Dancing With the Stars" in the U.S.) and "Sherlock" are helping to drive a boom in U.K. TV exports.
BBC Worldwide France has inked a deal with Gaul's pubcaster France on two new formats: "A Week Without Electricity" and "Romeo and Juliet."
Scott Adkins ("The Expendables 2") and Michael Jai White ("Black Dynamite") have joined the international cast of sci-fi TV series "Metal Hurlant Chronicles."
Shine International has agreed a multi-title deal with Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic for more than 200 hours of programming.
TOKYO -- Wowow, the operator of Japan's biggest private entertainment channel service for cable and satellite, has acquired the first two seasons of U.K.-U.S. comedy "Episodes" from Hat Trick Intl.…
Mipcom got off to a roaring start on Monday with a myriad of cross-border deals, format sales and distribution agreements at the Cannes TV mart.
A record number of industryites made the trek to Cannes for Mip Junior, the international mart for kids' programming, with some concerned about the contracting tyke production biz.
It may be fall but the heat is on as the Mipcom sales market bows today in sweltering temperatures expected to be high even by French Riviera standards.
FremantleMedia is to double its investment in children's and family fare following the success of tyke shows such as "My Babysitter's a Vampire."
Cineflix Studios has signed a distribution deal with Germany's Beta Film for "Copper," its 10-hour crime drama, co-commissioned with BBC America.
Expanding its reach in Asia, Sundance Channel Global has closed a carriage deal for Sundance Channel HD with Astro, Malaysia's key pay TV operator, in the run up to the Mipcom TV mart in Cannes.