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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, […]

NBCUniversal Creates DEI Exec Role with ViacomCBS’ Jeanne Mau

NBCUniversal has created a new executive position to oversee diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across its television and streaming brands. Longtime ViacomCBS inclusion executive Jeanne Mau is moving to NBCU to serve as its first senior vice president, TV programming, diversity, equity & inclusion. She will dual report to Universal Studio Group chair Pearlena Igbokwe […]

‘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.

Amazon’s ‘Hanna’ Adds ‘Fleabag,’ ‘Homecoming’ Stars for Season 2

Amazon's TV retelling of the Joe Wright's teenage assassin feature 'Hanna' has bolstered its cast for the second season, which is now shooting in the U.K. and France.

How ‘Hanna’ Went From High-Concept Feature to 8-Episode Amazon Thriller

Eight years after Joe Wright's arty thriller, teenage assassin 'Hanna' returns, but with NBCUniversal International Studios having transformed the concept into an eight-part series for Amazon.

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.

Corus Picks Up ‘SEAL Team,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘The Brave’

The Canadian broadcaster will also pitch the new 'Will & Grace' and 'Great News' comedies to local advertisers this week after the Los Angeles Screenings.

Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ to Get Summer Syndication Test Run

The Andy Cohen-hosted program will air June 26 through July 21 in various timeslots.

‘Downton Abbey’ to Get International Touring Exhibition

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, backed by NBCUniversal, will start in Singapore in June before moving to the U.S. in 2018.