London TV Screenings deals round-up (AM)

Abacus sells crime, pushes RTÉ drama Abacus Media Rights has sold Catch Me A Killer to BritBox North America, SBS Australia, UKTV’s Alibi channel, BBC First in Benelux and Poland, AXN’s Mystery Channel/NHK Enterprises (NEP) in Japan, and Cosmote TV Greece. AMR has also sold crime drama Scrublands to the BBC in the UK and […]

SkyShowtime to sell originals as Mediawan strikes first pact

SkyShowtime has started selling rights to its originals by striking a distribution deal with Mediawan Rights for its Swedish-Finnish drama Codename: Annika. The show was among a package of series picked up from Warner Bros. Discovery last year, after the US studio dropped a host of programming originally destined for its HBO Max streamer. Mediawan […]

ITV orders ‘crossover’ format ‘Shark!’ from Plimsoll

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned an “entertainment and wildlife crossover format” that will see celebrities attempting to overcome their fear of sharks, with the show timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Jaws. Shark! Celebrity Infested Waters is being produced by ITV Studios-owned Plimsoll Productions (A Bug’s Life) with ITV Entertainment and will dare […]

Paramount+ UK orders ‘Curfew’, Federation to sell globally

Paramount+ is expanding its UK drama slate with a new commission for Britannia prodco Vertigo Films that has Federation Studios attached to distribute globally. Curfew (working title) is a six-parter that is being produced with Evolutionary Films (I Am Vengeance: Retaliation) that is set in a society where all men live under ‘The Women’s Safety […]

Disney’s EMEA streaming chief Luke Bradley-Jones to exit

Disney is on the look-out for a new boss of its streaming business in EMEA, following news that Luke Bradley-Jones  would be leaving the business this summer. Bradley-Jones, who was most recently SVP and general manager of Disney+ in EMEA, will exit the Mouse House to join UK-based publication The Economist as president. He has […]

France’s Canal+ extends stake in Asian streamer Viu to 30%

France’s pay-TV giant Canal+ has increased its investment in Asia-based streamer Viu to almost 30%. The deal, which follows the French company’s deal struck last year that saw it take a 26% stake in the company, is part of a $300m staged investment plan that provides Canal+ with the option to ultimately acquire a majority […]