Acquisitions


Germany picks up Banijay’s All Against 1

Germany’s ProSieben has picked up Banijay Group’s interactive, studio-based entertainment format, All Against 1. Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, is producing a local version of the series for ProSieben. Known in Germany as Alle gegen Einen, the show will consist of four live episodes, which will broadcast later this year with Andreas Viek at the […]

MGM acquires Live PD producer Big Fish

MGM has acquired the producer of A&E’s Live PD, Big Fish Entertainment. The company will continue to operate as Big Fish Entertainment, with founder and president Dan Cesareo remaining in his role and reporting to Barry Poznick, president of unscripted television MGM. It will remain in New York. Big fish is also the producer of […]

SVOD platforms drive £902m in UK TV export sales

Streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix accounted for a quarter (£225 million) of UK TV export sales, which reached £902 million ($1.1 billion) between 2016/17, according to a report from Pact. The report, produced in partnership with BBC Studios, ITV Studios and DIT, showed that US sales were £335 million making it the UK’s […]

Spanish drama El Accidente sells across Lat Am

Eccho Rights and DirecTV have completed a deal to offer Spanish drama, El Accidente, on DirecTV’s pay TV susbcription service and digital platforms all across Latin America. The hit series from Globomedia in Spain is set to air on DirecTV’s OnDIRECTV channel later this year. El Accidente’s premiere on Telecinco in November 2017 was the most successful new drama launch […]

BBC Two picks up Showtime’s New York Times doc

BBC Two has picked up Showtime’s The New York Times: The Fourth Estate, due to premiere in the UK in June. The title will take audiences behind the scenes of The New York Times and follow the inner workings of one of the most prolific American media outlets during the first 12 months of Donald […]

ABC Studios Int’l & Stan set to launch global original

Australian streamer Stan is to launch a new original series by The Kettering Incident’s (pictured) Victoria Madden, in partnership with Disney’s ABC Studios International. Eight-part series The Gloaming, will premiere on Stan in 2019. It is produced by Madden and John Molloy and will be distributed globally by ABC. The series follows unorthodox, troubled, cop […]

ITV2 pairs Love Island’s Chris and Kem

Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, the entertainment and formats joint venture founded by Duncan Gray and Cineflix Media, is reuniting Love Island stars Chris and Kem for a new ITV2 reality show in which viewers take them on in spontaneous challenges of their own choosing. You vs. Chris and Kem (WT) sees Chris and Kem put […]

CBS links with Japanese streamer U-Next

CBS Studios International (CSI) has signed a multi-series, multi-year content licensing agreement with one of Japan’s largest SVOD platforms, U-Next. From this month, U-Next subscribers will have access to over 1300 episodes of current and past programming from CBS Television Studios, including the NCIS franchise, Hawaii Five-0, The Good Wife (pictured) and Reign – which […]

Flame inks factual deal with Amazon via Janson Media partnership

Flame Distribution has announced a deal with digital distributor Janson Media to bring a package of titles to Amazon Prime Video viewers in North America, the UK, Australia and India. The 290-hour package includes varied content in lifestyle, science, tech, health, crime, history, arts, food and travel. Titles in Flame’s portfolio include RTE art series […]

Scorpion TV lands live-music series featuring Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys

UK-based independent distributor Scorpion TV has acquired the first season of Landmarks Live in Concert, a live music series featuring iconic performances from Foo Fighters to Alicia Keys. Landmarks Live in Concert features world-famous bands performing in iconic venues. Series highlights include a performance by Foo Fighters at the Acropolis of Athens — the first […]

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