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Singapore — ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the sales and distribution arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has unveiled a number of digital distribution and format deals in Asia.
In Singapore it signed a multi-year output agreement with Mediacorp to deliver more than 200 hours annually of entertainment programming to Mediacorp’s VoD service, Toggle. For the second year of the deal, Toggle has acquired titles such as “Hell’s Kitchen USA,” “Cook Me The Money” and “May The Best House Win.”
In China, VoD service Sohu acquired 100 hours of factual programming including “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” and “Built From Disaster.”
In Korea, Iptv platform KT Mediahub acquired 150 hours of drama, entertainment and factual content including “Agatha Christie’s Marple,” “Case Histories” and “Murdoch Mysteries.” Korean digital cable VoD service Home Choice acquired 80 hours of classic films from ITV’s library, such including “All Quiet On The Western Front” (1979), “Brief Encounter” (1974) and »
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Good afternoon and happy March! Where does the time go?
Happy birthday to Ke$ha!
Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right) and Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) star in the modern version of the 1897 book-turned-movie What Maise Knew. The story is about a child “shuffled back and forth between her two divorced parents every six months.” (Ugh, it sounds so depressing.) Moore plays Susanna, an aging rock star, and Skarsgård plays her second husband.
Check out the film’s poster below.
Rumor has it Emma Watson might be starring in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Cinderella. If Watson signs on to be the title character she’ll have to go head to head with her Wicked Stepmother played by Cate Blanchett.
Zoe Saldana wants to play a "sexy something, like a princess from another planet »
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Feature Louisa Mellor Jan 7, 2013
The BBC’s Ripper Street marks a growing trend in TV period crime drama, which has turned from nice to nasty…
Contains mild spoilers for episodes one and two of Ripper Street
Time was when period detective drama meant spending fifty minutes or so in the company of a shrewd Oap solving aristocratic murders in picturesque country houses by drinking Earl Grey from china cups and gently probing the scullery maid. It was sanitised, sexless, and more doilies than Deadwood.
Of late however, period crime TV has evolved into something nastier. Twinsets, dastardly heirs and moustachioed Belgians are out, muckiness, dismemberment and gratuitous nudity are in. Looking ahead to new commissions from ITV and the BBC, the trend set to give Scandi-noir a run for its cosily attired money is for knobbing-and-knifing period crime drama. Forget Call The Midwife, we're talking Kill The Midwife, and leave »
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