Morning Briefing: 3 April 2014

DirecTV orders first original comedy series

It’s great that so many companies seem to be investing in their own original content at the moment.  The latest being DirecTV who will be adapting Peter Ackerman‘s play Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight as its first original comedy series. The satellite broadcaster has given a 10-episode order to the project, which will start filming in May. This is DirecTV’s third original series, following dramas Rogue, which returns for Season 2 next month, and Full Circle.

Hulu inks streaming deal with NBC

Unlike here where the networks want to maintain complete control over their content streaming, NBC in the US has just signed an exclusive deal with Hulu to do the job for them.  This will add The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to the line up along with Top ChefFlipping Out and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

 

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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