AMC poaches Dickie, rejigs international

Kevin Dickie is joining the international arm of AMC, and two other execs have been given new responsibilities in a rejig at the channel operator. Dickie (left) joins AMC Networks International this month and will take the newly-created role of senior VP, channels group, UK, Middle East and Africa, and Poland. In the UK the […]

Passion cuts pre-NATPE CEE deals

Passion Distribution has struck a number of deals with broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe ahead of next week’s CEE-focused NATPE event in Prague. In Poland, free-to-air broadcaster TVN has picked up a package of shows including a trio of home and makeover titles from the Scripps catalogue, which passion represents. Hot Beach Houses, Amazing […]

News brief: Lat Am nets bags Peace Point series

Discovery and Chello in Latin America have acquired food and wedding-themed factual series from Canadian vendor Peace Point Rights. Discovery has bought 14x30mins series Keasha’s Perfect Dress (below), which follows a bridal consultant as she opens her own boutique; and seasons one and two of Food Jammers, which sees construction masterminds creating culinary contraptions. Chello […]

News brief: CABLEready secures 220 hours of sales

US-based distributor CABLEready has secured deals with global broadcasters totaling more than 220 hours. Included in the deals are ones with Discovery Turbo and Discovery Science in Latin America for reality series Saw Dogs and season two of Oddities, respectively. Elsewhere in Latin America, NBC has licensed Hollywood-themed Focus On. Asian Food Channel, Australia’s Foxtel, […]