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American Dramas Lose Share In European Primetime

Friday, July 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

..."In many regions you can't find any U.S. series in primetime," says Jens Richter, CEO of TV production and sales group FremantleMedia International. "It's all local stuff."

Credit a wave of top-notch Europe-made drama -- from Britain's Broadchurch and the Danish political series Borgen to the Spanish melodrama Velvet and France's The Returned -- that is luring audiences away from American fare. Says Sahar Baghery, director of Eurodata's international TV formats division, "You are seeing U.S. shows shift to smaller channels -- from the BBC and ITV to Channel 4 and Channel 5 in the U.K., onto Quatro in Spain or Sweden's TV3 and Kanal 5 -- and they are reaching smaller audiences."

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