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NBCU buys Murders procedural for international networks

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired crime procedural The Murders for Europe and Africa.  The business picked up the Canadian drama from About Premium Content for the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and Africa from mid-2019. Created by Damon Vignale (Motive, Blackstone) and produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Rogers Media-owned CityTV, the 8 x 60-minute drama follows rookie […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

French private equity firm invests in About Premium Content

French private equity firm Alliance Entreprendre (NATIXIS Groupe) has taken a minority stake in co-production and distribution firm About Premium Content (APC). The investment will enable the boutique firm to accelerate its growth. APC founders and managers Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel retain majority control of the company, while Nevision also maintains its minority stake […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

Movistar+ appoints distribution partners

Movistar+ has announced About Premium Content, BetaFilm and Sky Vision the distributors of a trio of its new premium dramas. The Spanish pay TV and SVOD operator is moving heavily into original drama and will sink €70 million a year into scripted. It has now got sales partners for three upcoming projects: Sky Vision will […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]