Alibi & France TV strike pre-sale deals for Irish drama ‘The Boy That Never Was’

UKTV’s Alibi channel and France Télévisions have struck pre-sale deals for upcoming Irish drama series The Boy That Never Was with distributor Abacus Media Rights. Produced by Subotica for Irish broadcaster RTÉ, with support from Screen Ireland, the series is filmed on location in Morocco and scheduled for delivery in April 2024. Co-written by Jo […]

BBC Studios & UKTV stock up on AMC Networks dramas for UK & Benelux

BBC Studios and its broadcast group UKTV have jointly acquired the UK and Benelux rights to a slew of AMC Networks shows for FTA channels Drama and Alibi and streamer UKTV Play, and BBC First in Benelux. Comedy-drama Mrs Sidhu Investigates (4 x 90-minutes) and season 1 of detective series Signora Volpe (6 x 90-minutes) […]

UKTV orders Toby Whithouse & Quay Street thriller ‘The Red King’ for Alibi

UKTV has commissioned mystery-thriller The Red King from Being Human creator Toby Whithouse and Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street for its crime drama channel Alibi. Whithouse has created and written the 6 x 60-minute series, which is produced by Quay Street (Nolly), in association with ITV Studios, which will handle international sales. The series follows smart, […]

Viaplay, Alibi, SBS & Disney+ buy Icelandic thriller ‘Black Sands’

Viaplay, UK network Alibi, SBS in Australia and Disney+ are among buyers of Icelandic drama Black Sands, which has been extended into a second season by local commissioning broadcaster, Channel 2. The crime thriller is produced by Icelandic indie Glassriver in association with All3Media International, which has struck a first season deal with Viaplay that […]

UK’s Alibi & Masterpiece set sail on Annika S2, following global sales deals

UKTV’s Alibi has partnered with Masterpiece in the US on a second season of detective drama Annika, while Sky Deutschland and ZDF have struck a two-window deal for the show in Germany. The 6 x 60-minute series is based on the BBC Radio 4 drama, written by Nick Walker, and produced by Scottish indie Black Camel […]

UK’s Alibi returns to A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’

UKTV-owned channel Alibi has commissioned a second season of 19th-century crime drama Miss Scarlet And The Duke to debut next year. The 6 x 60-minute sophomore run is being co-produced by PBS’ Masterpiece strand and Element 8 Entertainment, with pre-investment from BBC Studios-backed UKTV. The deal will also see the show air on BBCS-owned brands […]

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