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BBC's Sochi Ad Will Make You Never Want to Leave the House, Much Less Compete in the Olympics

Hell freezes over

The BBC's official trailer for its coverage of next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has its champions and detractors, with some applauding the 90-second clip's epic sweep and others…

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Breaks Records

Show lands a Guinness entry for most simulcasts, tops BBC America's historic highs

UPDATE: NCM and BBC America released box office figures for the movie theater screenings: the 3D-enabled event took in gross receipts of some $4.77 from about 320,000 tickets for a…

The Wrong Mans Is Easily the Best New Digital Show of the Season

Actually, we're just going to go with best new comedy overall

Oh, good, the adults have arrived. Amid the stew of castoff cable properties and vanity projects, a few new shows in the digital world are distinguishing themselves as clever, original, and…

Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable?

Some big horror shows have completely changed the landscape

Since AMC first unleashed The Walking Dead in 2010, Halloween has served as a launch pad for horror-themed cable series. The obvious synergies aside, Oct. 31 is a great night…

Aardman Crafts Haunting Trailer for Tom Stoppard's Pink Floyd Radio Play

Based on Dark Side of the Moon

IDEA: Aardman Animations is best known for the Plasticine cheeriness of Wallace and Gromit. But the British animation house turns to grimmer subject matter with a disturbing yet utterly rich…

Brits Stream Murray but Prefer McEnroe Dis

BBC biggest live Web audience since 2012 Olympics

Andy Murray made history on Sunday, drawing millions of U.K. viewers to their TV sets. But on the Web, Murray’s win couldn't top an angry Kirsten Flipkens berating a broadcaster or…

BBC's Experimental 'Perceptive Radio' Will Personalize Content

Uses light sensor, proximity sensor and mic to monitor noise

BBC has developed an experimental piece of hardware called Perceptive Radio that intelligently changes broadcasts based on the listener's location, weather, the level of background noise and other factors. The…

Report: NBC News Sets Sights on Deborah Turness

Appointment would make ITV News vet the first female U.S. network news chief

ITV News editor Deborah Turness is on the verge of becoming president of NBC News, which would make her the first woman to helm a network TV division in the…

Hannibal Star Hugh Dancy Requires White Noise

For the baby, of course

Specs Who Hugh Dancy Age 37 Accomplishments Stars on NBC’s Hannibal as Special Agent Will Graham (Thursdays, 10 p.m.); recently appeared on Showtime’s The Big C and in the films Hysteria and…

BBC America to Adapt Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Into 7-Part Miniseries

Beeb's stateside sister net will co-produce period fantasy drama

BBC America is getting deeper into scripted territory with a new miniseries based on English fantasy writer Susanna Clarke's 2004 bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, a nearly 800-page tome…

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