A+E Networks International


A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’ heads to the US, Canada, Australia

US broadcaster PBS, Seven Network in Australia and CBC in Canada are among broadcasters to have picked up 19th Century crime drama, Miss Scarlet And The Duke. The show marked A+E Networks International’s first scripted co-production and was created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who was attached as showrunner to the 6 x 60-minute first […]

A+E Int’l moves into Spanish-language drama with ‘Hernán’

A+E Networks International has acquired global distribution rights to Hernán, the scripted series that is set to debut on Amazon in Latin America later this month. The show, jointly produced by Spain’s Onza Entertainment and Mexico’s Dopamine, stars Óscar Jaenada as 16th century conquistador and explorer Hernán Cortés, and chronicles how he explored the Americas […]

A+E Networks International picks up JTBC dating format ‘Solo Wars’

A+E Networks International has partnered with Korean broadcaster JTBC to distribute unscripted format Solo Wars. The title is the first project to emerge from the companies’ expanded partnership and broadens A+E Networks International’s global format partnerships, as well as JTBC’s reach in the US. In May, A+E Networks International struck a new formats representation and […]

A+E Networks Int’l greenlights first scripted co-production

A+E Networks International has greenlit its first scripted co-production with crime drama Miss Scarlet And The Duke. Richard Tulk-Hart, MD of international content sales and co-productions, unveiled the programme, which was revealed to be in development late last year, at the Series Mania drama festival in Lille, France. Created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who will […]

A+E to develop first int’l scripted copro

  A+E Networks International has begun development on its first international, scripted coproduction, Miss Scarlet and The Duke, a crime drama about the first-ever female detective in 19th century London. The project, which stars Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), originated with Element 8 Entertainment’s production team, including Patty Ishimoto (Rogue), Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) and Patrick Irwin […]

A+E Networks hires Sky Vision scripted exec for co-pro drive

A+E Networks International has hired Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales as part of a push into international co-productions. Based in London, the former Sky Vision exec is charged with developing the scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the current slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. A+E […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Project Blue Book

Distributor: A+E Networks Int’l Producer: A+E Studios Production in association with Compari Entertainment Broadcaster: History Concept: The true story of a US astrophysicist who investigated UFOs for 20 years On the back of the sustained success of Vikings, History has been aggressively edging into the scripted arena, looking to create what Eli Lehrer, executive VP […]

History doubles down on docs

US cable network History has commissioned more than 100 hours of documentary series and specials, as part of an “increased focus” on the genre. History president and general manager Jana Bennett (pictured) has greenlit programming focused on topics such as drugs, the emigration of various peoples to the US, and iconic American cars. America’s War […]

A+E expands formats team

A+E Networks has brought on two new formats executives and promoted another as it expands its activity in the formats sector. Naomi Koh has joined from Viacom’s Channel 5 and will be director, international format sales. Prior to Channel 5, she was at Zodiak Rights as vice president, sales. Paul Hardy moves within the company, […]

Reed MIDEM plots MIPCancun expansion

Event organiser Reed MIDEM is planning on an expanded second edition of Latin American-focused market MIPCancun. Following the Cancun, Mexico-based event’s launch last year, the 2015 edition will be held on November 18-20, with what Reed MIDEM describes as an “expanded” line-up. Fifty-one buyers from 16 countries such as Brazil, Canada and the US are […]