American Pickers


Peter Emerson takes stake in Cineflix

Former Entertainment One Television sales chief Peter Emerson has taken a stake in Cineflix Media, and will become president of the Canadian producer and distributor, TBI can reveal. The news comes as Cineflix secures new bank finance, giving it a war chest for acquisitions, production and programming partnerships. The former eOne exec takes a minority […]

Cineflix poaches Leopard development exec

Canada-based Cineflix Media has hired Leopard USA senior VP Dave Hamilton to become its EVP, development. Hamilton (pictured) will join the American Pickers distributor in September with a remit to develop unscripted content across all platforms for the US, Canada and global markets. He will in part replace LA-based Brandon Killion, who has departed after […]

History launches in Ukraine, grows in Russia

A+E Networks-owned pay TV channel History has launched in the Ukraine on a DTH platform and increased its reach in Russia. History has gone live on Ukraine’s Lybid and on Russia’s Beeline. The network has transmitted through the Rostelcom and NTV+ platforms in Russia since late last year. History – which broadcasts shows such as […]

A+E makes History in Russia

A+E-owned channel History is launching in Russia today. History and its HD sister channel have gone live on the NTV+ platform and will roll out on Rostelecom before the end of the year. The channel’s line-up includes the Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, American Pickers and American Restoration franchises and in the US has moved […]

A&E channel set to launch in Europe

The A&E Network is set to launch in Europe within weeks for the first time, TBI can reveal. The service is one of channel operator A+E Networks’ core offerings in its domestic US market and the general entertainment service is now about to roll out in Europe. In the US A&E is one of the […]

Cineflix Productions bosses exit in restructure

Cineflix Productions’ Toronto-based CEO Simon Lloyd and executive VP Joe Houlihan are exiting the business to launch their own prodco, as Cineflix Media shakes up its operations to focus on the US and UK markets. Lloyd and Houlihan have agreed to remain with Canadian indie Cineflix until the end of the year to “facilitate the […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]