Al de Azpiazu

Drama round-up: eOne, Fremantle strike deals for Rookie, Butterfly

Entertainment One (eOne) has sold its Nathan Fillion-fronted drama The Rookie into the UK’s Sky Witness, France’s M6 and Italy’s Rai. The police procedural has sold into more than 160 territories ahead of its premiere on US broadcaster ABC and Canadian network CTV on October 16. Other buyers include NBCUniversal International Networks (Latin America), TNT (Spain), […]

Altice debuts food net with Jamie Oliver shows

Altice is launching a new cooking brand with a TV channel, print magazine and digital site, and in tandem has closed a deal for Jamie Oliver programming. My Cuisine will encompass a new TV channel to be distributed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa, a print magazine and digital properties including a mobile […]

Sony poaches UK sales exec from Warner Bros.

Sony’s distribution arm has hired Dee Robertson for a UK and Ireland role, with the experienced sales exec joining from rival studio Warner Bros., TBI has learned. Robertson will be vice president, distribution, covering the UK and Ireland at Sony Pictures Television, and will be in her new role for MIPCOM next month. She joins […]

Warner hires ex-All3 veteran for unscripted sales

Warner Bros. International Television Production has hired long-serving All3Media International sales exec Liza Thompson to replace Al de Azpiazu, TBI has learned. Thompson (pictured) exited All3’s global arm, where she was senior VP of international sales, in December 2015, and has now become executive director, sales at WBITVP, Warner Bros.’s international TV operation. She had […]

FremantleMedia poaches Warner Bros. sales exec

FremantleMedia International has hired Warner Bros. executive Al de Azpiazu to become its VP, sales and distribution for Western Europe. Azpiazu (pictured) was Warner Bros. International Television Productions’ executive director, sales, but will now work on selling FMI’s 22,000-hour catalogue in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He will report to FMI’s executive VP, sales and […]