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Amazon UK nabs first-window streaming rights to Lionsgate films

Amazon is set to be the first-window streaming home for Lionsgate films in the UK, beginning in January. The platform has struck an output deal with the studio that covers recently released and forthcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal begins on 1 January 2020 and will allow Prime members access to films such as […]

Disney+ breaks 10-million subs mark

Despite technical hitches along the way, the initial launch of Disney+ has proved to be very successful for the Mouse House, with the company already attracting 10m sign ups. In a statement, the company said that over 10m people had signed up for a week-long free trial across the US, Canada and the Netherlands. This far […]

Netflix, Nickelodeon strike multi-year output deal for animated film and TV

  Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on […]

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill joins Bleacher Report’s B/R Studio

Epix unscripted boss Rachel Brill is leaving the MGM-owned cable channel to take up a new role at WarnerMedia’s Bleacher Report. The exec is to head up the sports brand’s production hub B/R Studio at SVP and GM. Her new remit includes striking partnerships with creative talent for sports-focused projects targeting millennial and Gen Z […]

Endemol Shine Boomdog strikes deal with ‘The Irishman’ producer Gaston Pavlovich

Mexico City-based Endemol Shine Boomdog has struck an overall deal with the production company founded by Gaston Pavlovich, who has worked on shows including Netflix and Martin Scorsese’s movie The Irishman. Pavlovich and his Mexican firm Fábrica de Cine will create, develop and produce English and Spanish-language TV content with Endemol Shine Boomdog, which was […]

CuriosityStream strikes distribution pacts in Africa, NZ and Bahamas

Science streamer CuriosityStream is growing its international reach, striking distribution pacts in Africa, New Zealand and the Bahamas. Founded by John Hendricks in 2016, the platform features series and feature docs spanning science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle programming. It has now struck deals with DStv’s MultiChoice for Africa, which will begin on 21 […]

Quibi orders Marvel vs DC Comics docuseries with Russo brothers onboard

Quibi has ordered a docuseries exploring the rivalry between comic book publishers Marvel and DC, with Avengers: End Game directors Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo onboard. The duo will executive produce Slugfest, which has been inspired by Reed Tucker’s book Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC. The show will explore how […]

Amazon greenlights ‘The Peripheral’ adaptation from ‘Westworld’ creators

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit hour-long sci-fi thriller The Peripheral from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The drama is based on the eponymous William Gibson novel, in which a woman tries to keep her family together in a forgotten corner of near-future America. The project is exec produced by Nolan and Joy, and […]

ABC boards “Ultimate Surfer” from Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media

ABC in the US has picked up an eight-part competition series that will attempt to find the world’s best surfer. Ultimate Surfer will gather some of the sport’s best up-and-coming stars to train and live together as they compete in a series of challenges to test their expertise. Each week, one male and one female […]

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