Acquisitions


ITV Studios & Barcroft know The Customiser is Always Right

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Barcroft Media have partnered up for a new deal that will see ITV’s sales house distribute car transformation series The Customiser is Always Right and four new series. The Customiser is Always Right was recently commissioned in the UK as a new UKTV Original show for Dave. The […]

MIPCOM slates – Passion, D360 & Flame

Passion Distribution UK-based Passion is taking some 300 new hours to Cannes next week. Toplining is the format slate is social experiment series The Class Next Door, while eye-popping clip show Japandemonium (pictured) leads the finished tape slate. The Class Next door is a 4x60mins series from Passion stablemate Firecracker Films that sees parents under […]

MIPCOM slates – ITV Studios & Endemol Shine

ITV Studios Global Entertainment ITV is bringing ten formats to Cannes, leading with popular dating show Love Island. The interactive show will be joined by new titles such as Big Star Bigger Star, a format in which parents of famous faces describe what they were like when they were children, and CelebAbility, where five friends […]

MIPCOM slates – Rai Com & Mediapro

Rai Com The latest titles from Italian distributor Rai Com includes new episodes of the evergreen Detective Montalbano and new Manetti Bros. series Inspector Coliandro (pictured). There will also be second seasons of crime drama Close Murders and The Ladies’ Paradise, the latter of which is set during the 1950s Italian economic miracle that followed […]

AMC set to go free for Snatch premiere

BT and AMC will broadcast the channel free of charge in the UK from October 28 to November 5 via the Sky digital satellite platform. During the period, Sky subscribers can catch a host of series marathons as well as the exclusive UK premiere of new drama series Snatch (pictured), which stars Harry Potter star […]

Amazon bags ITV drama as US original

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive US rights to ITV drama Fearless. All six episodes of the Mammoth Screen-produced show will debut on the SVOD platform on Friday, October 27. Fearless stars Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as a ballsy human rights lawyer attempting to prove the innocence of a convicted child killer, and the web […]

Comedy Central new home to Takeshi’s Castle

Comedy Central is the new international home for Takeshi’s Castle, having acquired the rights to new episodes from a Thailand-shot version of series. The Japanese game show will debut on Comedy Central UK in autumn 2017 before airing across Comedy Central’s international network of more than 33 branded channels, excluding the US, Canada and Japan. […]

Fox’s Gifted drama set for 183-territory launch

Fox Networks Group will air The Gifted in more than 183 countries on its channel following the show’s US premiere last night. The family series is set in the X-Men universe and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. The launch of The Gifted across Fox channels internationally is part […]

Walter Presents brings in first Italian drama

Walter Presents, the global television drama service that Channel 4 launched last year, has brought in its first Italian drama, Maltese, from ZDF Enterprises. Maltese is an eight-part series produced by Palomar, pubcaster RAI and Maze Pictures, which stars Kim Rossi Stuart and Rike Schmid. The series tells the story of a police detective who returns […]

TBI Weekly: TV pays respect to top execs

Two prominent execs sadly passed away this month, with many in the industry paying respects for their former colleagues. Over the weekend it emerged that well-liked and well-respected executive David Lyle (pictured) had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lyle was a prominent figure in the TV business and has worked across FremantleMedia North […]