HBO Europe buys Breakthrough, Lionsgate dramas

Pay TV business HBO Europe has acquired dramas from North America’s Breakthrough Entertainment and Lionsgate. HBO Europe has tapped Santa Monica-based Lionsgate for a package of programming that will air across the Central and Eastern Europe region, the Nordics and Spain. These include high-rating Starz drama The White Princess, The White Queen and Graves. An […]

Canadian SVOD service goes country-wide

CraveTV, the Canadian SVOD service, has launched country-wide, meaning all consumers with an internet connection can now access the service. The streaming service had been restricted to consumers with specific pay TV and broadband packages, but is now open to all. Consumers can access a one-month free CraveTV trial before subscribing for C$7.99 (US$5.51). That […]

Hulu orders Katims’ first non-network drama

Friday Nights Light scribe Jason Katims is to make an original drama titled The Way for US streaming service Hulu. Katims’ prodco True Jack Productions has teamed with Jessica Goldberg, who is writer and creator, plus Universal Television on the series. Producer Katims is best-known for NBC’s American football-themed Friday Night Lights, single cam sitcom […]

Hulu takes Reitman comedy straight to series

US on-demand site Hulu has taken a half-hour single-camera comedy from director Jason Reitman straight to series. Casual will follow a dysfunctional family of a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister that help each other date online while raising a teenager. Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) will executive produce the project and direct […]