Murdoch Mysteries

Christina Jennings: A lifetime in TV

As Canada’s most well-known indie producer, Shaftesbury Films’ Christina Jennings knows how to put a production deal together. The winner of TBI’s inaugural Content Innovation Awards Lifetime Achievement gong tells TBI about her career and how funding is changing. When Christina Jennings founded Toronto-based indie Shaftesbury Films in 1987, she wouldn’t have known she’d become […]

ITV renews output deal with Universal Networks Oz

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has renewed a programming deal with Universal Networks International (UNI) in Australia. The UNI channels get first look, in pay TV, at all scripted content from the UK broadcaster’s distribution arm under the terms of the deal. The first pick-ups following the agreement include all seasons of Vera, Murdoch Mysteries, Above […]

CBC’s Napkin Man moves forward

Upcoming preschool show The Adventures of Napkin Man is moving ahead and production will start this month in Toronto. Live-action and animation hybrid is being produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Canada’s CBC. It will start airing on the Canadian public broadcaster in September. Yannick Bisson, the star of another show on CBC, Shaftesbury’s crime drama […]

ITV sells 50 hours to Belgium

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold a 50-hour package of its dramas to the Belgian public broadcaster, VRT. The deal includes ITV Studios’ new period drama, Mr Selfridge and European coproduction Falcón, based on acclaimed crime writer Robert Wilson’s bestselling series of novels. Other titles include Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour; series one and […]