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Netflix buys Sundance’s Rectify

Netflix has acquired drama series Rectify for its Canadian service. The show, which is made by Gran Via (Breaking Bad) is an original drama for US cable network Sundance Channel and has just debuted to critical acclaim. It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which cut the Netflix deal. The Canadian Netflix will […]

Gronenthal upped at AMC/Sundance

The international arm of AMC Networks has promoted Harold Gronenthal to executive VP, programming and operations and acquired new content for its global channels. Gronenthal has previously held a number of positions at AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the global arm of the cablecaster behind series such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad. AMC/Sundance Channel president Bruce […]

Sundance Channel takes international Rectify rights

The international version of the Sundance Channel has picked up US rights to Rectify, the new scripted series from the creators of Breaking Bad. The 6x60mins series, about a prisoner released after two decades on death row, is an original production for Sundance in the US. Its international sister channel, Sundance Global, has acquired the […]

AMC/Sundance Channel eyes Asian execs, opens HQ

AMC/Sundance Channel Global is on the hunt for international executives to run its new Asia headquarters. The international division of the US broadcaster has established its new Asian offices ahead of the CASBAA market in Hong Kong and is searching for a head of scheduling as well as affiliate marketing positions in the region. This […]


Rectify was one of the most interesting and darkest dramas to launch at this year’s MIPCOM, helped by the appearance of creator Ray McKinnon. The series is US cable network Sundance Channel’s first wholly owned scripted production; it is produced by the team behind critically acclaimed meth drama Breaking Bad and distributed by ITV Studios […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

Netflix launches in Sweden

Netflix’s Scandinavian roll out has commenced with its streaming service launching in Sweden today. Consumers can access a one-month free trial after which the local Netflix will be priced at SEK79 (US$11.81) a month. At launch there will be TV and movie content from Fox and Sony as well as other US distributors Lionsgate and […]

TBI Exclusive: International versions of Breaking Bad in the works

Sony Pictures Television is working on deals for local versions of its hit drama series Breaking Bad. “Four countries are interested in Breaking Bad. We are getting [series creator] Vince Gilligan on the phone with one aspiring licensee this week, in a country where there is a real desire to do it,” Jeff Lerner, senior […]

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