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CBS Reality makes double order for Polish true crime originals

UK-based fact-ent channel CBS Reality has commissioned two locally produced original true crime series in Poland. The 5 x 60-minute Criminal Investigations In Communist Poland was created by Olga Siama of Blueberry Media and features archive footage and interviews with renowned experts alongside police officers who personally worked on the cases presented during the country’s communist […]

‘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 […]