NHK, Korea’s Yoon N Company & BBC Asia pick up from Passion

Korea’s Yoon N Company and BBC Asia have snagged rights to an array of Passion Distribution’s factual shows, ahead of the Asia TV Forum which starts later this week. The Tinopolis-owned sales firm has sold more than 100 hours of content to networks and streamers, with BBC Asia buying Engineering Reborn from sibling Pioneer Productions […]

Paramount+, Starzplay & TVNZ welcome Steven Knight’s ‘Rogue Heroes’

Starzplay, Paramount+ and TVNZ are among companies to have picked up wartime drama Rogue Heroes, which was yesterday extended into a second season by the UK’s BBC. The show, which is produced by Banijay UK label Kudos and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s indie Nebulastar, has seen its first season picked up by Starzplay in […]

AMC cancels recently renewed ‘Moonhaven’ as cuts hit programming

AMC Networks’ attempts to cut its costs have hit its programming already, with recently renewed Moonhaven now being axed. The show, which was one of its most watched series this year on streamer AMC+, had been extended into a second season in July but that decision has now been reversed following the company’s plans to […]

News round-up: SBS options AfterShock title; Estonia lands ‘The Secret Song’; WildBrain partners with Ukrainian Glowberry for ‘Brave Bunnies’

SBS options AfterShock title SBS in Australia has agreed a deal to option AfterShock Comics’ title The Normals via prodco Werner Films. The Adam Glass-penned title will be executive produced by Werner Films’ Joanna Werner and Stuart Menzies alongside Glass and AfterShock’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer. Louise Fox will showrun the series […]

AMC Networks eyes $475m restructuring cost as programming execs depart

AMC Networks expects to face restructuring costs of between $350m and $475m as it seeks to turn the company around, while the shock departure of CEO Christina Spade earlier this week has been followed by several other senior exits. The restructuring plan, which will see up to 20% of staff leaving, is designed to achieve […]

Netflix’s Larry Tanz dismisses creative change to allow for ads, remains cool on FAST

Netflix does not want creators to change the way they write their shows despite the launch of its advertising tier, according EMEA chief Larry Tanz. The Netflix topper told delegates at UK conference Content London that his team was “not changing the creative at all” and said that tweaking shows to provide for more opportunities […]

Universal & ‘Cooking With The Stars’ outfit South Shore strike development pact

Cooking With The Stars and Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams outfit South Shore has agreed a development partnership with Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS) and Universal International Studios (UIS). The deal, revealed at UK conference Content London, will see the Melanie Leach and Andrew MacKenzie-led firm work with the Universal Studio Group divisions to co-develop […]

NBCU & Baltic’s TV3 strike long-term deal for scripted & unscripted series

Baltic operator TV3 Group has struck a raft of long-term deals with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, handing it access to shows such as La Brea, Chicago Fire and Law & Order. The deal includes first run and library films and scripted TV series, as well as animated series, Telemundo Súper Series, TV movies and direct-to-video movies, […]

CBS promotes Eric Kim to EVP of current programmes following restructuring

Paramount-owned CBS has appointed Eric Kim to become EVP of current programmes for the network and its Studios division. Kim will report into Amy Reisenbach, who recently became president of CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, who was similarly upped to become president of CBS Studios. Kim’s promotion, which follows a rejig at the Paramount-owned firm […]