Battlebots


Spike, Channel 5 win ‘bidding war’ for BattleBots

Viacom networks Spike UK and Channel 5 will broadcast the ABC mech combat format BattleBots in the UK after what its distributor described as a “bidding war”. The show will go head to head in the UK with BBC Two rebooted Robot Wars, which has a similar format as both series were born out of […]

BattleBots to challenge Robot Wars in Cannes

A five-foot humanoid combat robot named ‘The Obwalden Overlord’ will touch down in Cannes next week, as a face-off between two rival formats looms large. The mech will be at MIPTV with UK-based Sky Vision, which has acquired rights to ABC robot combat series BattleBots. Rights to the 6x60mins season one are immediately available, with the […]

BBC Two to restart Robot Wars

UK pubcaster BBC Two has brought eccentric machine battle series Robot Wars back 15 years after it stopped broadcasting on the channel. Mentorn Media Scotland, whose parent company Mentorn Media was the original UK show’s producer, will produce the new 6x60mins series. The original BBC Two show ran between 1998 and 2001, before switching to […]

MGM bringing ABC’s Battlebots to market

MGM will sell Battlebots internationally, the robot battle series that is relaunching on US broadcast net ABC. US producer Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson, are making the new series. US studio MGM has a development deal with Whalerock and will bring the show to the […]