Chris Bonney


Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

Sky Arts, Movistar+ explore History of Comedy

Three European pay TV channels and Israeli have acquired a new eight-part CNN series about comedy. Sky Arts in UK, Movistar+ in Spain, Discovery Networks Poland and Yes DBS in Israel have all taken The History of Comedy from London-based distributor Cineflix Rights. The Turner doc series, billed as a CNN original, combines achive footage […]

Cineflix buys Dior, builds Lego

Cineflix Rights has snagged international rights to two UK-produced factual series, Inside Dior and A Big Lego Christmas. The deal gives Cineflix two new shows to feed into its MIPTV slate and to show buyers at its London showcase event next week. Inside Dior is a two-parter from Finestripe. It launched on the More4 service […]

Cineflix bags Bellum’s Bizarre duo

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights will sell Bellum Entertainment shows Bizarre Murders and Bizarre Bloopers. Bizarre Murders is a 52x30mins series focused on unbelievably strange but true cases, while Bizarre Bloopers, also 52x30mins, highlights the funniest and most-shocking human blunders from around the world. US-based Bellum has previously closed deals with distributors such as Sky Vision […]

Cineflix strikes deal with Monty Halls’ Seadog

Cineflix Rights has inked a first-look deal with Seadog Productions, the UK indie created by adventurer and TV presenter Monty Halls. The deal gives Cineflix’s distribution division exclusive international rights to all of Seadog’s future shows including a series about World War II the indie has developed, and which has been commissioned by an as […]

Peter Emerson takes stake in Cineflix

Former Entertainment One Television sales chief Peter Emerson has taken a stake in Cineflix Media, and will become president of the Canadian producer and distributor, TBI can reveal. The news comes as Cineflix secures new bank finance, giving it a war chest for acquisitions, production and programming partnerships. The former eOne exec takes a minority […]

Cineflix secures Borders

Discovery has acquired Border Security: America’s Front Line, the latest instalment in the Border Security factual franchise, for its Italian service. Discovery has also picked up a new season of the original Border Security series, which goes out on the Seven Network in Australia. The popular Border Security titles are sold by Cineflix Rights, which struck […]

Discovery joins Detectives Club in UK, Europe

Discovery Networks in the UK and Europe have bought The Detectives Club: New Orleans. The show follows a group of homicide detectives recounting high-profile and motive murder cases in the colourful southern US city. The 6x60mins show is from Cineflix Productions, whose sister firm, Cineflix Rights, shops it internationally. Chris Bonney, CEO of rights at […]

TV’s Big Questions: has the wave of M&A been positive for the industry?

Industry consolidation continued apace in 2015. The biggest deal, announced last year and effective from early 2016, was the merger of Banijay Group and Zodiak Media, and the news French media giant Vivendi was buying a 26% chunk of the new entity in a €290 million (US$314 million) deal. Canal+ owner Vivendi is set to […]

TV’s Big Questions: has the wave of M&A been positive for the industry?

Industry consolidation continued apace in 2015. The biggest deal, announced last year and effective from early 2016, was the merger of Banijay Group and Zodiak Media, and the news French media giant Vivendi was buying a 26% chunk of the new entity in a €290 million (US$314 million) deal. Canal+ owner Vivendi is set to […]

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