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Report: Amazon bids for Disney’s divested sports networks

Amazon is among the companies currently bidding for 22 regional sports TV networks Disney has had to divest as a result of its 21stCentury Fox acquisition, according to reports. The multi-faceted platform is bidding for all of the networks, including the YES network, according to CNBC. Apollo Global Management, KKR&Co, The Blackstone Group, Sinclair Broadcast […]

Byron Allen’s discrimination suit against Comcast & Charter gets go-ahead

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has given Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios the go-ahead to pursue discrimination lawsuits against Comcast and Charter Communications. The lawsuits, which were filed in 2015 and 2016 for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1866, requests $20bn in damages from Comcast and $10bn from Charter. […]

Red Arrow Studios Int’l teams with False Flag, Beaufort writers

Red Arrow Studios International has struck a development deal for premium drama with Israeli False Flag writer Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem. Under the deal, Red Arrow and the writing and producing partners will team up for high-end drama projects. The deal will also extend to Leshem and Cohen’s new global-facing scripted label, which will […]

Chinese regulators approve Disney-Fox merger

Chinese regulators have approved the Disney-Fox merger weeks after the Mouse received a conditional greenlight from the European Commission.  China granted unconditional approval for the acquisition, which sees Disney take over Fox’s entertainment assets, including its Asian operations via Fox Networks Group Asia. Chinese approval of the deal, which came on Monday (November 19), is a […]

Acorn TV secures US rights to DCD drama My Life is Murder

Acorn TV has secured US rights to DCD Rights’ primetime drama My Life is Murder, ahead of its premiere in 2019. My Life is Murder will make its US debut on RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV following its premiere broadcast on Australia’s Network Ten in 2019. The title is a CJZ production with investment from Network Ten, […]

NBC promotes Meredith Ahr to president of alternative

NBC Entertainment has promoted Meredith Ahr to president of its alternative and reality group. The exec, who previously served as head of the Universal Television Alternative Studios, will take on the role recently vacated by Paul Telegdy, who was promoted to serve as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment alongside George Cheeks. In the role, Ahr will oversee […]

A+E Networks hires Sky Vision scripted exec for co-pro drive

A+E Networks International has hired Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales as part of a push into international co-productions. Based in London, the former Sky Vision exec is charged with developing the scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the current slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. A+E […]

UKTV pre-buys Woodcut’s Killer In My Family

UKTV has pre-bought Woodcut Media-produced doc series The Killer In My Family. The 6 x 45-minute series tells the story from the perspective of a murderer’s family, exploring the impact their relative’s crime had on them. Episodes feature interviews with family members and ex-partners of notorious murderers such as Ian Huntley, Fred West, Richard Ramirez, […]

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