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 | May 19, 2021 - 7:54 pm | No Comments
The BBC has unveiled their latest original drama slate. The six new commissions, which were unveiled yesterday during a virtual event, include: an adaptation of Everything I Know About Love; Cash Carraway, which is inspired by her memoir; an adaptation of Wahala; an adaptation of The Gallows Pole; as well as original dramas from Candice Carty-Williams and Stefan Golaszewski.
By Patrick Munn | August 27, 2020 - 9:33 am | No Comments
Battlestar Galactica is returning to the UK. The BBC has acquired every episode of the Syfy original series after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The series will premiere on the BBC on Saturday September 5th, when every episode will be available to stream on the iPlayer. BBC Two will also begin a linear broadcast of Battlestar Galactica on Saturday September 5th at 9:45pm.
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 | January 20, 2020 - 11:51 am | No Comments
After the better part of seven years in the top job, Tony Hall is stepping down as BBC Director General. He will exit the post this summer. BBC Chairman Sir David Clementi will begin the recruitment process for the next DG shortly.
By Patrick Munn | October 9, 2019 - 5:26 pm | No Comments
The BBC has acquired six episode Scandinavian true crime drama The Investigation after striking a deal with international distributor Fremantle. No word on which channel the series will air on or when it will premiere.
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.