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Sky, Acorn TV & Seven snag Abacus & Revelation docuseries ‘The Real Manhunter’

Sky Crime in the UK, AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV in the US and Seven Network in Australia have picked up rights to The Real Manhunter, a 10-part docuseries that tells the story behind recent ITV drama Manhunt. The show is from Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and UK producer Revelation Films, with Metropolitan Police detective Colin Sutton – who features […]

TBI Weekly: What comes after the streaming revolution?

Covid-19 has accelerated a swathe of trends that were already apparent across the business prior to the pandemic, none more so than the ongoing – and industry-changing – transition towards global streaming services.  However, as exec moves and organisational streamlining continues at breakneck speed, what will happen once the dust settles on the current restructuring (particularly in the […]

AMC Networks to cut 10% of US staff as streaming restructure revealed

AMC Networks is cutting around 10% of its US staff, as it become the latest media operator to refocus its efforts on streaming amid the pandemic. Around 100 members of staff are set to be affected following the revamp, which will see it put more emphasis on its OTT services rather than its traditional networks. […]

Oz thriller ‘Operation Buffalo’ headed to Acorn TV and Euro broadcasters

SVOD service Acorn TV and broadcasters across Europe have picked up Australian thriller series Operation Buffalo, following deals with co-pro and distribution outfit About Premium Content (APC). US-based Acorn TV has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland, with the series also being picked up by UPC in Switzerland, RTP in Portugal, NRK TV […]

Acorn TV takes exclusive rights to BBC & Netflix drama ‘A Suitable Boy’

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV has snagged exclusive North American premiere rights to BBC drama A Suitable Boy. The deal was brokered by producer Lookout Point (War And Peace) and BBC Studios, which has owned the prodco outright since 2018. Acorn TV will premiere the series to audiences in the US and Canada from 7 December. A […]

Acorn TV, ViacomCBS’s C5 prep PD James ‘Inspector Dalgliesh’ adaptation

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV and Channel 5 have joined forces on an adaptation of PD James’ Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries. Dalgliesh will be made up of three two-part films, each comprising 2 x 60 minutes, and is being produced by All3Media’s Des producer New Pictures, with Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) starring. The show, which is […]

Acorn TV brings ‘Bloodlands’ to US and Canada

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has acquired exclusive US and Canadian rights to British crime thriller Bloodlands. The series was written by Chris Brandon and exec produced by Jed Mercurio, of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard fame. It marks the first commission for Mercurio’s production company, Hat Trick Mercurio Television, and was made in association […]

AMC’s Acorn TV orders Cannes drama from Patrick Nebout’s Dramacorp

AMC Networks’ streamer Acorn TV has ordered a romantic drama set in the French city of Cannes, with the show believed to be the first procedural to be produced and set on the Cote d’Azur since the 1970’s. Cannes Confidential will be produced by Patrick Nebout’s Beta Film-backed, Stockholm-based prodco Dramacorp, with the story centring […]

AMC’s Acorn TV snags North America rights to BBC comedy ‘The Other One’

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has acquired exclusive rights in North America and the Netherlands to BBC One comedy The Other One. The show, sold by Banijay’s Endemol Shine International, follows two girls who share the same name and who are half-sisters, but have no idea the other existed until their father dies. It is […]

Factual roundup: AMC SVODs acquire raft of factual shows; Autentic to distribute brain research doc; UKTV is ‘Gone Fishing’

AMC SVODs acquire docs for US AMC Networks’ SVOD services Acorn TV and Sundance Now have acquired North American rights to a raft of factual programming, following an agreement with distributor TVF International. Among the documentaries heading to Sundance Now are Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films’ BBC Storyville-commissioned 1 x 84-minute Accidental Anarchist, about how Carne Ross, […]

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