Acquisitions


Sky brings in Marvel’s Inhumans for UK & Ireland

Pay TV channel Sky 1 has brought in Marvel’s Inhumans for this autumn, making it the only place to watch the series in the UK and Ireland. Marvel’s Inhumans follows the Royal Family of Inhumans after they are splintered by a military coup and escape to Hawaii. Marvel’s Inhumans is executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter, […]

TBI Weekly: new faces at Fremantle

FremantleMedia’s unscripted team in London will soon have a very different look, with Liam Humphreys making a raft of changes as Thames chief Richard Holloway exits. Humphreys, Fremantle UK’s CEO of unscripted (pictured), had decided to re-merge powerhouse production units Thames and Talkback, with Amelia Brown and Leon Wilson now running the united team. Execs […]

Big number of SVOD nets set for MIPCOM

MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM expects close to 500 VOD services to attend this year’s market, with the likes of Claro Video and Showmax represented for the first time. Laurine Garaude, head of Reed MIDEM’s TV division, told TBI there would be around 4,800 buyers attending MIPCOM in total. There has been a significant uptick in […]

TBI Weekly: The best of Cartoon Forum

Cartoon Forum took place this week, bringing in some of the best animators, distributors, producers and broadcasters in Europe to the French city of Toulouse from 11-14 September. Each year, the Forum awards Cartoon Tributes for the best broadcaster, investor/distributor and producer. A majority among the 900 attendees at the Forum voted France Télévisions as broadcaster […]

TBI Weekly: The UK’s international platform challenge

This week the UK TV industry has had its eye on what the rise of global platforms means for its local market, something that many territories will be thinking about as SVOD and digital services continue to attract young adult viewers. In his autumn statement, BBC director general Tony Hall discussed how he plans to […]

TBI Weekly: Disney challenges loom

Disney has had a tough week. On one end news emerged that the company is looking to cut costs, which may lead to significant job losses, and on the other a New Zealand broadcaster has claimed its deal with the group is behind a drop in its profits. The Walt Disney Company is looking to […]

TVNZ renews ITV deal despite output issues

New Zealand’s TVNZ has renewed its output deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) despite yesterday pointing to the ill effects of a similar agreement. The multi-year agreement means the commercially funded public broadcaster will have a first look at all ITVSGE shows across the drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and documentary genres. Yesterday, TVNZ revealed […]

TBI Weekly: Jay Hunt’s next step & other Edinburgh takeaways

Many international execs descended on Scotland’s capital this week for the annual get-together, the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Outgoing Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt was effusive when questioned about her next move on Wednesday. On suggestions she is about to take a new role at Netflix, she replied during her last ‘Meet the […]

ITV’s Gopal makes eOne sales switch

Dan Gopal is leaving ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) to become Entertainment One’s sales chief across the EMEA region. He has been appointed executive VP of EMEA sales, reporting to eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter. The new role will see him leading eOne’s London-based EMEA sales team, with other European sales operations also report […]

Sky ploughs another £1m into TRX

UK satcaster Sky has invested another £1 million (US$1.3 million) in rights trading platform TRX. Sky was one of a number of companies and private investors who were part of a £5.2 million funding round in August last year, and has now increased its minority stake. TRX is a UK-based digital distribution platform designed to […]