Back2Back Productions


Sales round-up: US networks strike Flame deals; Back2Back adds series

US networks strike Flame deals North American broadcasters including Blue Ant Media Inc, CBC and BBC America have picked up a raft of shows from Flame Distribution. Blue Ant has added Family Court Murders (4 x 60 minutes), For Love Or Money (5 x 45 minutes), Unsolved (10 x 45 minutes) and Taken (S1 – S4 […]

ViacomCBS networks in UK, Oz link up for ‘The Royals Revealed’

ViacomCBS-backed Channel 5 in the UK and Network 10 in Australia have joined forces on an eight-part show about the British monarchy. The Royals Revealed will be co-funded by the two ViacomCBS networks and marks the second content partnership between the UK and Australian free-to-air networks since the completion of the ViacomCBS merger. The show […]

BBC gets ‘Saved On Camera’ and orders Frankie Boyle series

UK-based Back2Back Productions is working with Belfast-based Afro-Mic Productions on a show about heroic real-life moments caught on camera for the BBC, which has also ordered a four-part show featuring comedian Frankie Boyle. Saved on Camera (15 x 30 minutes) has been commissioned by BBC One Daytime and will explore those behind the heroic actions, […]

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 […]