Berlin Station

Channel 4 arrives at Berlin Station

Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has sold popular drama, Berlin Station, to Channel 4. Berlin Station is a contemporary spy story starring Richard Jenkins and Richard Armitage, and will debut on UK screens this autumn following a successful season in the US on Epix. The show, which is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous […]

HBO Europe on-demand nets stop at Berlin Station

HBO Nordic and HBO España make two of three new buyers of Epix’s drama series, Berlin Station. The HBO subscription on-demand services had acquired the ten-episode drama from Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution, with Italy’s TIMvision being the other buyer. HBO Nordic launched as an SVOD service in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in […]

MGM in talks to buy out Epix partners

US studio MGM Holdings is reportedly in talks to buy Viacom and Lionsgate out of their joint venture entertainment cable channel Epix. Film firm MGM has been looking to build out its TV division, and an agreement to acquire the 81% of Epix it doesn’t own would go a long way to bolstering its capabilities. […]

Lionsgate ‘in talks to sell Epix stake’

Lionsgate Entertainment is reportedly set to offload its stake in US premium cable channel Epix to its joint venture partners, Viacom and MGM. According to Reuters citing unnamed sources, Lionsgate has initiated talks with MGM Holdings and Viacom’s film arm, Paramount Pictures, over a deal. Lionsgate has just completed its US$4.4 billion takeover of pay […]

Meg Ryan returns to TV drama with Epix

US premium cable channel Epix is to bring big screen star Meg Ryan back to television for the first time in more than 30 years. The network has commissioned Kapital Entertainment and Entertainment One to coproduce a small screen version of comedy Picture Paris, which is a 2011 short film about a woman obsessed with […]

Epix adds Tappan as scripted efforts expand

US premium cable channel Epix has appointed former Landscape Entertainment (Raven Rock) executive Ben Tappan to a new post of VP, scripted programming. This comes as the firm pushes firmly into original scripted series production under former Walt Disney and HBO drama executive Jocelyn Diaz. In the post, Tappan will report to executive VP, original […]