Acquisitions


Blue Ant acquires Canada’s Saloon Media

Blue Ant Media has acquired Toronto-based company Saloon Media, which specialises in factual projects. Saloon Media’s CEO Michael Kot (pictured) and executive producers Paul Kilback and Steve Gamester will join Blue Ant’s Global Production unit, along with head of production Betty Orr. The purchase is a step toward expansion in North America, where Blue Ant […]

TCB inks first-look deal with Argonon’s Transparent TV

TCB Media Rights has signed a two-year first-look deal with Argonon-owned indie Transparent TV. Under the deal, TCB will represent Transparent’s entire back catalogue, bringing a further 70 hours to its factual slate. Highlights include 33 hours of Botched Up Bodies and season two of Michael Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (pictured). TCB has also closed […]

Argonon takes full stake of BriteSpark

Argonon Group has acquired 100% of BriteSpark Films, its joint venture with Nick Godwin. Godwin, the creative director and co-founder of Britespark, established the company with Argonon in 2013. Titles from the prodco include Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords and Nazi Treasure Hunters. The exec will continue as creative director and look to build an executive […]

Cineflix signs first-look deal with Mayhem Entertainment

Cineflix Rights has signed a first-look development deal with Canadian producer Mayhem Entertainment. The partnership gives Cineflix Rights exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Mayhem’s upcoming shows, including new series The Dog Dudes, which will be launching at MIPCOM 2018. Mayhem was recently founded by Tyson Hepburn and Matt Shewchuk. Based in Vancouver, the company aims […]

Blue Ant brings CBS titles FBI & Charmed to Asia

Blue Ant Media, an international content producer, distributor and operator, is bringing fresh CBS Studios International titles FBI and Charmed (pictured) to its Blue Ant Entertainment channel in Asia. Other CBS titles to appear on the network will include Bull, the CBS and Amblin Television-produced drama, as well as Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with Stephen […]

Jetpack nabs first live-action title The Cul de Sac

Global kids distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired its first live-action property from New Zealand, The Cul de Sac. The show, which comprises three seasons of six episodes and targets kids aged 9-16, has aired on TVNZ2 and is programmed as early evening family viewing. It centres around Rose, who wakes one day to find that […]

Endeavour hires ex-Hulu exec for int’l acquisitions

Endeavour Content has appointed a former Hulu and Roku exec, Kelly Miller, as its new vice president of international acquisitions. Miller will take on the task of finding international acquisitions, formats and IP ventures for the sales and distribution company. She will also work to enhance global streaming opportunites for Endeavour’s businesses. The exec was […]

India’s Tata Sky picks up Keshet’s Prisoners of War

Indian distribution platform Tata Sky has picked up Keshet International’s drama series Prisoners of War. Keshet claims this is India’s first deal for a Hebrew language series. Prisoners of War, the title that inspired Homeland, is a drama about three Israeli soldiers who were captured 17 years ago while on a secret mission. Originally commissioned by […]

UKTV returns to Virgin with more content than ever

UKTV’s channels returned to Virgin Media at the weekend, ending a three-week negotiations stand-off that forced networks including Dave, Gold and Alibi off the platform. The two parties agreed a new carriage deal that restores all UKTV’s channels and adds more than five-times the amount of on-demand programming – including what Virgin described as “significantly […]

ProSiebenSat.1 takes Endemol Shine’s Younger to Germany

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE has secured a deal with Endemol Shine International for the hit US title Younger. Younger follows Liza (Hilary Duff), a woman who lies about her age at her job in the highly competitive world of publishing. It is produced by TV Land and written and executive produced by Darren Star (Sex and […]

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