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MIPTV: NBCUniversal Takes ‘The Ark’ in Europe, Extends Deals for ‘Leverage: Redemption’ and ‘Almost Paradise’

In one of the first official deals out of this year’s MIPTV television market, NBCUniversal International Networks and Direct-to-Consumer (NBCUIN & DTC) signed a trio of multi-territories deals with Electric Entertainment for Syfy series The Ark and the second seasons of Almost Paradise and Leverage: Redemption. The deals, announced Monday, as MIPTV kicked off in […]

European Streamer Viaplay Takes DreamWorks Animation Series

Pan-European streaming service Viaplay has signed a multiyear deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution to take exclusive streaming rights for the Nordic territories, the Netherlands and Poland for more than 400 episodes of TV series, including hits from DreamWorks Animation. The deal, unveiled on Wednesday, includes DreamWorks animated series based on the studio’s hit franchises Madagascar, […]

‘The Morning Show’ Star Bel Powley, ‘The Witcher’s’ Emma Appleton to Lead ‘Everything I Know About Love’ TV Adaptation

The TV adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s bestselling novel about surviving your 20s, Everything I Know About Love, has found its cast. Bel Powley (The Morning Show, Informer, Diary of a Teenage Girl) and Emma Appleton (Pistol, The Witcher, Traitors) will play Birdy (Powley) and Maggie (Appleton), two childhood best friends whose love story is central […]

Sky Studios Signs Deal With Sharon Horgan’s Merman TV

Sky Studios, the production arm of Comcast-owned European TV giant Sky, has signed a development funding and first-look deal with 'Catastrophe' co-creator Sharon Horgan's Merman Television in the U.K.

NBCU International Appoints Alastair McKinnon to Head Up Matchbox Pictures

NBCUniversal International Studios has appointed former Australian Broadcasting Corp. exec Alastair McKinnon to head up its Australian production arm, Matchbox Pictures.

NBCUniversal Int’l Studios, Matchbox Back ‘Glitch’ Producer Tony Ayres’ New Label

NBCUniversal International Studios and its Australian production firm Matchbox Pictures are backing a new film and TV production banner set up by Matchbox co-founder Tony Ayres.

Starz Play Arabia Adding ‘Bates Motel,’ ‘Mr. Robot’ in NBCUniversal International Deal

Other shows like 'Shades of Blue' and '12 Monkeys' and movies such as Luc Besson’s 'Lucy' and 'The Bourne Legacy' will be available to subscribers for the streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa.

Chris Noth Procedural ‘Gone’ Gets First Series Order Under NBCU’s European Drama Pact

NBCUniversal International Studios will produce and co-finance the 12-episode series, based on Chelsea Cain’s novel 'One Kick,' with German channel RTL and French network TF1.

NBCUniversal Doubles Down on Reality in Asia With New Show ‘It Girls’

E! network is following up local reality hits 'It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez' and 'Facing Up to Fazura' and plans many more as the region takes to the reality genre.

NBCUniversal Teams With Tom Hardy’s Production Company on Two TV Shows

Hardy Son & Baker will produce crime thriller 'Pendulum' and science-fiction entry 'Trees.'

NBCUniversal Teams With ‘Harry Potter’ Producer David Heyman on New TV Venture

Heyday Television will look to create premium content for both the U.K. and U.S.

Working Title TV Hires Andrew Stearn as President

The veteran producer will head up the production outfit, a joint venture between NBCUniversal and Working Title founders Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.