Acquisitions


Fox to adapt French detective drama from France 2

Fox Network is set to adapt French detective drama Witnesses, created by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux for France 2. The network has commissioned a pilot script to Melissa Scrivner-Love (Fear the Walking Dead) and will be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Stampede Ventures executive producers Greg Silverman, Paul Shapiro and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. […]

Critical Content acquires T Group Productions

Global content studio Critical Content has acquired Jenny Daly’s T Group Productions. T Group, which recently acquired digital house Big Boots Studio and established its own studio T Group Media, will now be rolled into Critical Content Studios, where Daly will become president. As president Daly will oversee the combined management and production slates for […]

Boat Rocker acquires Lip Sync Battle producer

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media has acquired Matador Content, the full-service production company behind Emmy-winning format Lip Sync Battle. Under the terms of the deal, Matador’s name and leadership will remain, with founder Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin continuing to helm the company. The prodco’s creative and production teams will have immediate access to Boat Rocker’s […]

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 […]

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