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UKTV to coproduce series with US producer

British multichannel operator UKTV has acquired and will coproduce a twelve-part paranormal-themed series from New York-based producer MY Entertainment. Help! My House is Haunted comes from Zak Bagans, who is creator and host of long-running Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures. UK-based Back2Back Productions is a coproducer. Bagans and David Notman-Watt are executive producer for Back2Back […]

Sky expands prodco stable with Blast! deal

Sky has acquired a majority stake in the UK’s Blast! Films, marking the fourth time it has invested in an independent production company. Blast!, founded in 1994, is best known as producer of show such as The Supervet, The Route Masters and 999: What’s Your Emergency?. The firm will continue to operate independently, with founder […]

Sky buys Znak&Jones stake

BSkyB has acquired its second indie stake, this time investing in a transatlantic indie prodco launched this year by former Zodiak and Talpa Media bosses. Sky has taken an equity stake in Znak&Jones Productions, securing international distribution rights for sales arm Sky Vision in the process. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Zodiak […]

Sky buys Znak&Jones stake

BSkyB has acquired its second indie stake, this time investing in a transatlantic indie prodco launched this year by former Zodiak and Talpa Media bosses. Sky has taken an equity stake in Znak&Jones Productions, securing international distribution rights for sales arm Sky Vision in the process. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Zodiak […]

MIPTV 2014: eOne brings its factual buckets to Cannes

Entertainment One has forged a reputation as a distributor of US and Canadian drama, but this MIPTV is making a concerted push into factual. Prentiss Fraser, senior VP, worldwide sales and acquisitions says that the initiative has seen it stock up on content and reorganise the way in which it is presented to buyers. The […]

Sky Vision signs back2back development deal

BSkyB-owned Sky Vision has scored an exclusive co-development partnership with UK indie back2back Productions. The pair will work together to co-develop factual programming with international appeal, which Sky Vision will sell on the global market. Sky Vision already handles international distribution for back2back programming for BSkyB-owned channel Sky Arts such as Ignition: Memory Palace, which […]

Cineflix notches worldwide sales

Cineflix has sold factual and fct-ent titles to a raft of international broadcasters. The independent distributor has shopped Impossible Pictures’ 6x60mins series World War II: The Last Heroes to Italian pubcaster RAI. Also in Italy Nat Geo has acquired two seasons of restaurant series The Opener. In France pay TV channel Planète has picked up […]

British Royals doc sells around the world

Six part doc series The Royals has been picked up by a host of international broadcasters. The series examines all elements of the lives of the British Royal Family and is made by UK indie Back2Back Productions (Shaun Ryder on UFOs). The Royals series is sold internationally by Content Television, which has a production and […]

News brief: Logo dials up Call Girls

US cable channel Logo has acquired a documentary about the British phone sex industry. The Viacom-owned net has bought the 1x47mins Call Girls from distributor Electric Sky, which comes from Back2Back productions and looks into the lives of women paid to “talk dirty” to callers. It first broadcast on UK terrestrial Channel 4 as My […]