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‘Dracula’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Make Underwhelming Starts For BBC One On New Year’s Day

It was the top-rated show in its slot, but its 19.2% share of the total viewing population at the time was down on BBC One’s usual viewing share of 24.2%. – Jake Kanter, Deadline » http://dlvr.it/RMJ0Hw [photo: Netflix]

Doctor Who materialises into most streamed on Xmas BritBox

Tracking subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, the most streamed series on the platform was Doctor Who Classic. In the first 24 hours of its availability on the service, fans flocked to stream the collection of more than 600 episodes, outstripping the popularity of other series by almost 20:1. This was the first time such a collection of Doctor Who Classic has been available to stream in the UK. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2QszMpY [photo: BBC/Doctor Who]

‘Dracula’ Series Comes to Netflix in January

The series will of course debut on BBC One first and then come stateside via Netflix sometime in Jan. There is no solid date as to when it will hit Netflix, but BBC One will begin it’s three-night event starting Jan. 1, with the following 2 episodes dropping Jan. 2 and 3. – Trey Hilburn III, iHorror » https://ift.tt/2PD4U64 [photo: BBC/Netflix]

‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 Promises Shocks, Surprises, Punk Energy & A Dive Into Tommy Shelby’s Psyche

In Hollywood which releases in the UK on August 14. Such is the cinematic quality of Peaky — which stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson — and the belief that the BBC has in the ongoing series. BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore introduced the screening at BFI Southbank tonight and said demand for tickets was bigger than anything before it. – Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2JObjtr

Two British Broadcasters to Launch a Streaming Service as Netflix Rival

BritBox already exists in the United States and Canada. For a monthly $7 fee, the service provides North American viewers access to a range of vintage British TV series such as Absolutely Fabulous. Despite relying on existing series, the service has been fairly successful, currently with more than 500,000 subscribers. – Natasha Bach, Fortune » https://ift.tt/2TanN4H

Camera Operator Mark Milsome Dies Filming Stunt On BBC/Netflix Drama

UPDATED, 9:36 AM: The BBC has halted production on the drama The Forgiving Earth in the wake of cameraman Mark Milsome’s on-set death. “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news,” the UK pubcaster said in a statement. “Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.” – Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline Hollywood http://dlvr.it/Q1xTxM
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