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Lionsgate Pins Growth Plans on ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Catching Fire’ (Analysis)

Over the next three years, 62 percent of the studio's EBITA will come from just two franchises -- "Hunger Games" and "Twilight" -- as CEO Jon Feltheimer finds new ways to blast its $5 billion market…

U.K. Operator of Madame Tussauds, Legoland Files for IPO

Merlin Entertainments also operates such attractions as the London Eye and Alton Towers, Britain's most-visited theme park.

U.K.’s ITV Close to Renewing Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor,’ ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ (Report)

The TV networks company has been working on an extension and is looking for a three-year deal.

U.K. Talk Show Star Graham Norton Criticizes Big BBC Severance Payments

"It defies belief," says the host of the U.K. public broadcaster's "Graham Norton Show" about payoffs to former top executives that exceeded contractual guarantees.

BBC Could Lose Exclusive Right to Taxpayer Funding, Conservative Politician Warns

The chairman of Britain's ruling party cites sexual abuse and severance scandals.

Analysts Split on New Hulu CEO’s Priorities

Will Mike Hopkins invest in originals like Netflix and Amazon, or provide plumbing for networks' TV Everywhere efforts? Either way, its network owners would "like it to be big enough to suck the…

Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Ida’ Wins BFI London Film Festival Top Prize

The largest and glitziest British movie shindig also dishes out a prize to newcomer Jonathan Asser for his screenplay for David Mackenzie's "Starred Up," which Fox Searchlight has in the U.S.

BBC to Mark WWI Centenary With Four Years of Programming

Among the 130 programs and 2,500 hours of content for TV, radio and the Internet will be an interview with media mogul Rupert Murdoch about his father's role as a whistleblower on a botched military…

‘Sam & Cat’ Debut Gives Nickelodeon U.K. Best Series Launch Ratings Ever

The Viacom network's "iCarly" and "Victorious" spin-off launched to strong U.S. ratings in June and has also started off well in such countries as Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.

One Direction, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Set for ‘X Factor’ U.K. Performances

Upcoming appearances by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and last year's winner, James Arthur, have previously been announced for the Simon Cowell show.

BBC Strikes Deal to Create U.K. Theme Park Area Based on Kids Channel

CBeebies Land will feature rides and experiences based on characters of the British public broadcaster's preschool channel, including Postman Pat.

Naomi Campbell’s ‘The Face’ Debuts to Weak U.K. Ratings

But the model competition show saw its audience on BSkyB's Sky Living rise late in the hour.