By Patrick Munn | July 2, 2021 - 12:36 pm | No Comments
The BBC has acquired the UK rights to HBO Max's Gossip Girl. The series will air on both BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year. In addition to acquiring the new series, the BBC has also acquired the original CW series.
By Patrick Munn | June 23, 2021 - 5:19 pm | No Comments
The Watch is crossing the pond. The BBC has acquired the UK rights to the BBC America original series after striking a deal with international distributor and sister company BBC Studios. The series will debut on the iPlayer on Thursday July 1st and will subsequently get a linear run on BBC Two later this year.
By Patrick Munn | July 10, 2020 - 9:05 pm | No Comments
The BBC has acquired the UK rights to The CW's short-lived Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The complete series will be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer on Saturday July 25th. The CW cancelled Katy Keene earlier this week after a single thirteen episode season.
By Patrick Munn | June 26, 2019 - 8:00 am | No Comments
The Cul De Sac is coming to the UK. The BBC has acquired all three seasons of the New Zealand teen sci-fi drama starring Riverdale's K.J. Apa after striking a deal with international distributor Jetpack Distribution. The BBC will make the series available as an exclusive box-set on the iPlayer.
By Patrick Munn | January 7, 2019 - 1:00 pm | No Comments
The BBC has launched a public consultation on its plans to improve the BBC iPlayer, Per the BBC, they aim to make the VOD service "a destination in its own right, with box sets, live programming and archive titles that champion quality UK content and offer great programmes for longer". Specific proposals include longer windows meaning programmes remain available on the iPlayer for at least 12 months after initial broadcast; making box sets for selected titles available, including said titles' previous seasons; and making more content from the BBC Archive available on iPlayer.
By Patrick Munn | October 25, 2018 - 2:09 pm | No Comments
BBC One has found the two leads for The Mallorca Files. Elen Rhys (Broadchurch) and Julian Looman (Cop Stories) have been tapped to to star in the ten part daytime drama series which hails from The Good Karma Hospital and Trust Me creator Dan Sefton.