24: Live Another Day

Fox to reboot 24 with new hero

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a pilot for a rebooted 24, which will feature all-new characters. 24 producers Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz are behind 24: Legacy, which also has Brian Glazer attached as an executive producer. The action drama will be the first not starring Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer. This […]

Canadian cablers take on Netflix with Shomi

Shaw and Rogers are launching Shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which will go head to head with Netflix in the battle for Canadian SVOD customers. Announcing the new service yesterday, the Canadian cable operator and media companies said that Shomi will use ‘algorithmic technology to help you pick what you actually want to watch’. […]

LA Screenings 2014: Marcus Ammon, Sky Deutschland

As buyers flock to Los Angeles for the May Screenings, TBI speaks with key players about what’s on their 2014 shopping list.   Which channel or channels are you buying for? “Sky Atlantic – The Home of HBO” (available in SD and HD) is our main channel for series. Most of the content on Sky […]

Sony’s AXN buys Fox’s new 24 series

Sony Pictures Television has acquired 24: Live Another Day for its AXN channel in southeast Asia. The general entertainment channel will transmit the series with 24 hours of its airing on US broadcast net Fox and the first episode will go out on May 6 in a 10pm slot. 24: Live Another Day is produced […]

UK’s Sky clocks on for new 24

UK satcaster BSkyB has acquired Fox’s upcoming miniseries thriller, 24: Live Another Day. Sky has scored the deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, and the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted reboot will launch in the UK at an unspecified date on Sky 1 HD. The 12-episode show, from Teakwood Lane Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox […]

Shaw Media unveils Screenings deals, lifestyle net

Canandian broadcaster Shaw Media has acquired new US scripted series including The Blacklist, Ironside and Almost Human for Global’s 2013-14 season, and unveiled a new lifestyle channel. Shaw becomes the first announced international broadcaster for Sony Pictures Television-produced crime drama Blacklist, which will broadcast on NBC was arguably the most talked about show at last […]

Oz’s Network Ten picks up Reign and raft of LA Screenings shows

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten has told TBI the shows it has selected from this year’s LA Screenings, which include CBS’ hotly-tipped period drama Reign. Ten has output deals with CBS and Fox and has chosen a raft of new shows from the Studios. From CBS Studios International it has Reign, the series, described as […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]