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Another Season of Count Arthur Strong for BBC One

LONDON: BBC One has commissioned a third season of Count Arthur Strong, a comedy series created by and starring Steve Delaney. Count Arthur Strong first debuted on BBC Two in 2013 before moving to BBC One for its second season, which premiered earlier this year. The show is produced by ...

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Netflix Secures Bill Murray Christmas Special

BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has picked up A Very Murray Christmas, a holiday special starring Bill Murray and directed by Sofia Coppola, for a December launch in all its territories. Coppola and Murray wrote the special with Mitch Glazer. An homage to classic variety shows, it stars Murray playing himself as ...

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DIRECTV Releases VOD Kids’ App

EL SEGUNDO: DIRECTV is releasing a kids’ app aimed at children 5 to 10 offering family-friendly TV shows and movies from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, HBO, Starz, Sprout and more. Available for iOS devices via iTunes, the app delivers titles based on the customer’s DIRECTV programming package. Features include an easy-to-use ...

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Trio of Publishing Deals for Preschool Hit Boj

LONDON: Boj, a popular CBeebies series from Pesky Productions, has landed licensing agreements that will see the Australian character appear in magazines from Redan Publishing, Immediate Publishing and Kennedy Publishing. Redan Publishing has signed on to present Boj and his friends in its Fun To Learn Favourites and Fun To ...

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Drama Channel BBC First Launching in Belgium

LONDON: Following the launch this month of BBC First in the Netherlands, BBC Worldwide will roll out the channel in Belgium on June 4. The network makes its Belgian debut on cable provider Telenet, with further platforms to follow throughout the Benelux region. The bespoke channel offers premium and uninterrupted ...

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The People’s Choice Being Adapted in Turkey

TEL AVIV: Turkish broadcaster ATV has ordered a local version of The People's Choice, a prime-time entertainment show from the Armoza Formats catalogue. The People's Choice presents viewers with a variety of thought-provoking and entertaining dilemmas. Participants in the studio must then guess what the majority of viewers chose for ...

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