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.
By Patrick Munn | April 9, 2019 - 11:29 am | No Comments
Mere hours after BBC America renewed Killing Eve for a third season, the BBC has picked up the UK rights to the new season. It will air in both a linear slot on BBC One and will be made available as a boxset on BBC Three (via iPlayer). Endeavor Content handles global sales.
By Patrick Munn | March 14, 2019 - 6:00 pm | No Comments
Shirley Garrood is joining the BBC Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She will take up post in July and will serve a four year team. Garrood replaces Simon Burke, whose term ends on July 3rd.
By Patrick Munn | February 27, 2019 - 11:22 am | No Comments
After launching the streaming service state-side last year, the BBC and ITV have confirmed that they are in advanced talks to launch BritBox on this side of the pond. The announcement that the BBC and ITV are now "working on a formal legal agreement" for the streaming service caps off months of rumours that they were looking to launch a British rival to Netflix and Amazon.