Ash Vs. Evil Dead

AMC sets Halloween launch for int’l horror net

AMC Networks International is launching a new horror net called Dark. It will replace its Buzz net in Iberia the region when it rolls out at the end of the month. The channel has secured shows including Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead ahead of launch, and will be carried on the major pay platforms […]

Amazon buys Evil Dead series

Amazon has acquired Ash vs Evil Dead for its German service. The comedy horror plays on Starz in the US and the distribution arm of the premium cable net sells it internationally. it struck the Amazon Germany deal, which will see the drama, loosely based on the Evil Dead movies, play on the local Prime […]

Ex-BT channels boss joins Virgin content push

UK pay TV provider Virgin Media has hired a former content chief at BT TV as it pushes further into original and exclusive programming, TBI has learned. David Twallin has joined the Liberty Global-owned cable service as head of programming after a three-year spell as head of channels at BT TV, a role that saw […]

Parrot signs up Mediaset SVOD platform

Programme data science firm Parrot Analytics has signed Mediaset’s Italian SVOD platform, Infinity, to its roster of clients. Parrot, which offers insight into comparable programme data on television and digital platforms through analysis of billions of data points captured online, already provides services to the likes of BBC Worldwide. “We are extremely excited to be […]

Starz okays second Evil Dead run before debut

Premium cable channel Starz has given the greenlight to a second season of new zombie action series Ash Vs Evil Dead. The US network pointed to “strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand” as the key factor in the early renewal of its Sam Raimi-produced original. The first season fo the show, which is based on […]

C More inks Starz streaming and pay deal

Scandi pay TV platform C More has inked a programming deal with Starz and will take several of the premium cabler’s drama series on its channels and on-demand streaming services. The volume deal between C More and Starz’s digital and programme sales divisions gives the pay TV operator digital and pay rights to upcoming series, […]

Stan feels Power, adds Ash

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has bought Starz series such as Power and the upcoming Ash Vs Evil Dead. The deal for the aforementioned shows and ballet drama Flesh & Bone are exclusive and represent a debut in the market for the trio. Stan made the first two episodes and all of season one of […]

Starz resurrects Evil Dead

Sam Raimi classic zombie horror movie The Evil Dead is being resurrected as a TV series at US cable net Starz. The project will reunite director Raimi with the other original filmmakers, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Ash Vs. Evil Dead, as the series will be known, will run to 10 30-minute episodes and launch […]