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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, […]

Freeview experiences Horror

The CBS AMC Networks UK channels partnership’s Horror Channel is to launch on free-to-air digital-terrestrial platform Freeview on Friday March 13. The channel, which is currently available on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, will air on Freeview channel 70, giving it 90% coverage of the DTT footprint in the UK. The channel’s forthcoming line-up of […]

AMC-CBS venture captures Tricon’s Killer

The AMC Networks and CBS channels joint venture in the UK and EMEA is among buyers of Tricon Films & Television programming such as To Catch a Killer. One of the CBS Studios International- and AMC Networks International – Zone-owned channels, CBS Reality, has bought the 8x60mins Killer along with the 7x60mins I Didn’t Do […]

CBS Reality gets into Pawn

Channel operator Chello Zone has picked up nine seasons of Hardcore Pawn for its CBS Reality channel. The observational doc series, which is set in a Detroit pawn shop, will go out on the channel’s EMEA feed, and be seen in Poland, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, the Middle East and Africa from next month. The series […]

Europe approves Liberty-Virgin Media buyout

The European Commission has green-lit Liberty Global’s planned buyout of Virgin Media, claiming the deal would not raise competition concerns. The €17.2 billion (US$22.5 billion) acquisition, which will bring together Europe’s largest cable operator and the second-largest pay TV operator in the UK, was cleared today under EU merger regulations. The commission said that the […]

Europe approves Liberty-Virgin Media buyout

The European Commission has green-lit Liberty Global’s planned buyout of Virgin Media, claiming the deal would not raise competition concerns. The €17.2 billion (US$22.5 billion) acquisition, which will bring together Europe’s largest cable operator and the second-largest pay TV operator in the UK, was cleared today under EU merger regulations. The commission said that the […]