AXN Mystery

YLE, SVT, TV2 among buyers acquiring BBC Studios’ Mallorca Files

YLE in Finland, Sweden’s SVT and AXN Mystery in Japan are among international buyers of BBC Studios’ forthcoming feel-good crime drama The Mallorca Files. The show was the first production greenlit for Cosmopolitan Pictures, the prodco founded by former BBC Studios drama boss Ben Donald in 2014, and has been created with Clerkenwell Films. The […]

BBC First launching with Sony in Japan

BBC Worldwide’s new channel brand BBC First is launching as a programming block on Sony Pictures Television’s mystery-themed network in Japan. The deal to place Brit content on SPT Networks’ AXN Mystery channel marks BBC First’s first branded programming block, and comes after the brand launched as a full channel in Australia. In Japan, the […]

Ricky Ow exits SPT after 14 years

Sony Pictures Television veteran Ricky Ow is exiting the company after 14 years. Ow is stepping down from his position as executive VP, SPT Networks Asia “to pursue other endeavours”, according to an APT statement. “Ricky was instrumental to the success of our networks businesses in the region and a respected member of our team […]

Sony Asia and Charis making Cyril magic show

Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, SPT Networks Japan and Hong Kong-based Charis Entertainment are making a new season of Cyril: Viva Magic. Cyril Takayama is an American-Japanese magician, best known for his performances in Asia and particularly in Japan. SPT and Charis have already made two seasons of the show and the third series will […]