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’Poldark’ star Aidan Turner to play Leonardo da Vinci in series from Lux Vide, Big Light Productions

Showrunner Frank Spotnitz is co-writing the drama with UK writer Steve Thompson.

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New ad-supported streaming platforms dominate Mipcom conversation

Big players in the sector include Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, The Roku Channel and the upcoming Tubi.

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Amazon Studios’ Georgia Brown puts out call for Italy, Spain head of scripted posts

Brown’s gave insights into Amazon’s European ambitions during her Mipcom keynote.

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Beta Film deepens Nordic ties with creation of regional production group

Beta has taken a majority stake in Finland’s Fisher King and created Beta Nordic Studios.

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Lucinda Syson, Jason Flemyng team up for film and TV production company

Duo to form The Kernel Factory alongside Dickensian actor Ben Starr and financial controller Cristiano D’Urso.

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J.J. Nugent named vp sales and distribution at Millennium Media (exclusive)

Executive’s Mipcom slate includes The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Jolt.

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Apple greenlights 'Masters Of The Air' with Amblin Television, Playtone

Band Of Brothers, The Pacific partners Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman reunite

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Alfonso Cuarón signs multi-year TV deal with Apple

Mexican auteur expected to partner with longtime partner Anonymous Content and others.

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‘The Crown’ producer Andy Harries admits SVoD concerns

Harries also discussed Peter Morgan’s reported Netflix deal.

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Bafta TV awards change eligibility rules, add diversity targets

The awards body has tweaked its qualification criteria so that shows could be eligible even if they premiere outside of the UK.

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BBC to outline radical iPlayer revamp

Tony Hall set to unveil ‘broader shop window’ for TV talent.

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‘Hormones’, ‘Faculty’ win best Asian drama prizes at Busan’s Asia Contents Awards

South Korean TV producer Kim Yongkyu won the best creative award for Mr. Sunshine.

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