The Red Road

Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

Downton Abbey constructed on Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Downton Abbey, Turn and The Red Road among others. Seasons 1-4 of period drama Downton have been taken from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, while seasons 1-2 of spy drama Turn, gritty cop drama The Red Road and personal computer boom drama Halt […]

Sundance Global buys raft of premium drama

AMC Networks has acquired several premium drama series for its Sundance Channel Global channel. It has picked up political thriller The Honourable Woman (pictured) and season two of thriller The Red Road, both of which air on SundanceTV in the US. The former has been acquired from BBC Worldwide and will premiere on Sundance in […]

Amazon secures long-term AMC drama deal

On-demand platform Amazon Prime Instant Video has secured an exclusive multi-year agreement for original series coming from US channels AMC and SundanceTV. The deal with distributor Entertainment One will cover the UK and Germany, where Amazon Prime subscribers will get first-run access to the programming. Initially covered in the deal are the 20x60mins computing boom […]