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‘Prime Suspect’ detective to front CBS Reality doc series

UK factual channel CBS Reality is rolling out a pair of true crime originals, including the first factual project to be associate produced by distributor Orange Smarty.  The Real Prime Suspect follows Jackie Malton, a former Met Police Officer and the inspiration for the character of DCI Jane Tennison, played by Helen Mirren, in Lynda La Plante’s multi-award […]

TBI Weekly: TV pays respect to top execs

Two prominent execs sadly passed away this month, with many in the industry paying respects for their former colleagues. Over the weekend it emerged that well-liked and well-respected executive David Lyle (pictured) had passed away after a long fight with cancer. Lyle was a prominent figure in the TV business and has worked across FremantleMedia North […]

CBS Reality original is Written in Blood

UK pay TV channel CBS Reality has commissioned an original true crime series from Endemol Shine North, Written in Blood. The 10x60mins series will follow crime author Simon Toyne as he meets other crime fiction novelists such as Mark Billingham and Alex Marwood about how real life has inspired their work. Each episode features a […]

The Terror to spread on AMC

AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll tells TBI about his plans to grow global channels AMC and Sundance with new originals, and to go more local with its Chellomedia nets. Terror and fear are watchwords in the programming department at AMC in the US, and now internationally. The zombie legions of The Walking Dead also feature […]

UK nets bag Cineflix non-scripted series

UKTV, CBS Reality and Sky have all acquired UK rights to programming from compatriot distributor Cineflix Rights. The deals comprise a total of 200 hours from the Cineflix catalogue, and include UKTV buying seasons 1-4 of lifestyle show Brother Vs Brother and Property Borthers (s5-7). CBS Reality bought Cold Blood S1, 2, 3, 4, 9) […]

AMC orders true crime trio for CBS Reality

AMC Networks International – UK has commissioned a trio of true crime programmes for its joint venture channel CBS Reality. First to air on August 29 is Uncovering Melanie’s Murderer, which is a 1x60mins special about the frenzied rape and murder of teenager Melanie Road in 1984. It comes from Peninsula Films, which is also […]

AMC launches five nets with beIN

AMC Networks International has partnered with operator beIN to launch five channels in the Middle East and North Africa. Under the deal, AMC will become exclusively available to beIN subscribers in the region in HD. Four other newly-localised, premium AMCNI channels will also launch on the beIN platform – CBS Reality, Extreme Sports Channel, Outdoor […]

CBS Reality probes Murderers and their Mothers

The CBS Reality channel has ordered Murderers and their Mothers, an original series for the cable net in which Donal MacIntyre looks at the relationship between notorious killers and their mothers. Each episode will be accompanied by a Serial-esque podcast with MacIntyre and guests analysing the cases covered in the show. Australian pay TV platform […]

Discovery joins Detectives Club in UK, Europe

Discovery Networks in the UK and Europe have bought The Detectives Club: New Orleans. The show follows a group of homicide detectives recounting high-profile and motive murder cases in the colourful southern US city. The 6x60mins show is from Cineflix Productions, whose sister firm, Cineflix Rights, shops it internationally. Chris Bonney, CEO of rights at […]

First original for AMC’s CBS Reality

AMC Networks International has ordered Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved, the first original series for the UK and EMEA feed of CBS Reality channels, which is run as a JV with CBS. Indie prodco Circle Films will make the 12x60mins series, which will launch on CBS Reality in the UK and across the EMEA region this autumn. In the series, […]