Anger Management

TV production booms at Lionsgate

TV production revenues at US studio Lionsgate nearly doubled year-on-year in its latest financial quarter. Production of shows such as Mad Men, Manhattan and Orange is the New Black brought in US$161.2 million for the three months to December 31, 2014, up from US$82.3 million in the same quarter the year before. The studio produced […]

Amazon UK snags Mad Men and Lionsgate TV content

Amazon has struck a programming deal with Lionsgate UK for a range of content including Mad Men (left) and Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management. The exclusive deal means Amazon’s Prime Instant Video customers in the UK can stream the Lionsgate fare, which also includes comedy drama Weeds and country music drama Nashville. The agreement is […]

TV gains hand Lionsgate $2.6bn revenues

Record results for Lionsgate Entertainment’s television production and international businesses helped the US studio to full-year revenues of US$2.63 billion. That figure is down on the US$2.71 billion posted the year before, but this primarily reflected a domestic theatrical slate of 13 releases, compared with 19 the prior year. The studio said those losses were […]

Comedy Central gets Wood from Discovery

Viacom’s Comedy Central UK channel has recruited Brad Wood as its new head of acquisitions. Wood joins from Discovery where he was programming manager, buying lifestyle and entertainment shows for its international channels in Western Europe. Prior to Discovery, Wood was at Virgin Media, buying shows for Living and working as channel editor for the […]

FX employs syndie model for George Lopez sitcom

Fox-owned channel FX has ordered a new 10-part sitcom from comedian George Lopez that will stretch to a 100-episode order if ratings thresholds are hit. Saint George is a half-hour comedy coming out of a deal between FX, Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate-owned sales house Debmar-Mercury. It follows co-creator Lopez, best known for his self titled […]

ATF Buyer Profile: Sian Ju Tan, MTV and Comedy Central

Sian Ju Tan Vice President of MTV & Comedy Central Brands, Asia Viacom International Media Networks  Comedy Central launched a dedicated Asian network across the region at the start of November and struck a raft of deals with carriage operators including Singapore’s Starhub. Philippines’ SkyTel and Mongolia’s SkyMedia. The channel will also launch on Mediacorp’s […]

Lionsgate widens distribution pact with Celestial

Lionsgate and Celestial Tiger Entertainment have widened the scope of their programme sales pact. Celestial will now distribute Lionsgate content throughout China and Southeast Asia. The deal means that Celestial will be shopping Lionsgate TV titles including Anger Management and Weeds to broadcasters in China, Japan, Korean and the rest of the region. It will […]

Anger Management triggers FX back order

US cable network FX has ordered 90 new episodes of Lionsgate’s Charlie Sheen-fronted sitcom Anger Management after its first 10 passed the ratings threshold. The move is good news for international broadcasters including Comedy Central in the UK, Canada’s CTV and Viasat across Scandinavia, which all acquired the series from international distributor Lionsgate before the […]