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MIPCOM: Canal Plus snares U.S., U.K. series

10 October 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CANNES -- French pay TV company Canal Plus has wrapped up a string of acquisitions of U.S. and U.K. series at MIPCOM, the company said Tuesday. British buys include Tiger Aspect Prods.' Robin Hood, a 13-part series for BBC1 starring Jonas Armstrong in the title role. Canal Plus also closed here on Elizabeth I, a two-part costume drama starring Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons produced by Company Pictures for HBO and Channel 4. Another U.K. production bought by the French company here was The Aftermath, a miniseries about the recent Asian tsunami disaster produced by Kudos for BBC2 and HBO. The pay channel also snagged Cold War miniseries The Company starring Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina and Michael Keaton. The series was produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and John Calley with Sony Pictures TV for TNT. On the documentary front, Canal Plus has purchased Spike Lee's four-part look at the devastation wrought on New Orleans and the surrounding area by Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke, made for HBO. »

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New BBC1 policy boosts current affairs, drama

2 May 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- BBC1 has pledged to increase its current affairs programming, air fewer television repeats and commission more family drama over the next 12 months, the corporation announced Tuesday. The promises, outlined in the BBC's annual program policy statement, will see BBC1 grow its dedicated current affairs output to 48.5 hours -- including new specials for its factual brand Panorama. In addition to cutting program repeats to fewer than 8.5% of programs transmitted, the channel will also create new programs such as forthcoming drama Robin Hood, aimed at families and children. Outlining the pubcaster's range of yearly program policy statements -- in which each of its channels, radio stations and web portals lay out their program commitments for the year ahead -- director general Mark Thompson said the BBC would provide diverse programming and technical innovation in the year ahead. »

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