Catherine Mackin

RLJ hires UKTV exec as MD of Acorn Media

RLJ Entertainment has hired UKTV exec Catherine Mackin as the managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises (AME). Mackin will oversee Acorn TV’s growing commissioning and co-production slate. She will start this month and is based in RLJ’s UK office in London. The new exec replaces Shane Murphy, who is returning to Dublin as group head […]

UKTV restructures acquisitions & channels teams

British channels group UKTV has created five channel director posts in a restructure that looks to have knock-on effects for some key executives. Emma Ayech, Luke Hales, Gerald Casey, Adam Collings and Vicky Walker all get promotions in the rejig, effective immediately, and UKTV say the changes are reflective of a major increase in investment […]

UKTV takes The Strain with vampire deal

UKTV has acquired upcoming vampire drama The Strain from Fox. The thirteen-part original series based upon the vampire book series by Guillermo del Toro and follows a doctor heading up a disease control unit as a mysterious virus breaks out, infecting people with an ancient strain of vampirism. It was commissioned by Fox-owned cable channel […]

2014 LA Screenings: Catherine Mackin, UKTV

As buyers flock to Los Angeles for the May Screenings, TBI speaks with key players about what’s on their 2014 shopping list What slots are there for US shows on your channels? We have 10 channels, several of which we acquire first-run content for from the studios. However, at the LA screenings we are predominately […]

UKTV’s Watch becomes Almost Human

UKTV’s flagship pay channel Watch has acquired Fox sci-fi drama Almost Human. The deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution hands Watch rights to the 13x60mins series, which counts the prolific J.J. Abrams as executive producer. The deal came in the same week UK net Watch launched another WBITD-distributed Abrams show, Believe. Almost Human is […]

UKTV buys CBS drama for Alibi

UK digital channels group UKTV has acquired US drama series King & Maxwell from CBS Studios International. Based on the David Baldacci books, the series follows a pair of secret agents turned private investigators. UKTV, a joint venture between Scripps Network Interactive and BBC Worldwide, will launch the show on its Alibi crime channel in […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Catherine Mackin, UKTV

Catherine Mackin is director of programme acquisitions at UK channel operator UKTV. It runs a suite of digital channels and in recent times has acquired raft of US shows for its Dave, Watch, Alibi and Really channels. As the LA Screenings gets underway, she tells TBI about what UKTV will be looking for this year. […]