Cinemax buys horror series from The Walking Dead’s Kirkman

US cable channel Cinemax has acquired Outcast, the new series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (pictured). Earlier this year Fox International Channels, Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics and talent agency-come-producer Circle of Confusion inked a production pact and Outcast was developed as a direct result. FIC also shows Kirkman’s The Walking Dead […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]

News brief: Strike Back gets fifth run on Sky 1, Cinemax

Action drama Strike Back has been commissioned for a fifth and final season on UK pay TV channel Sky 1 and US premium net Cinemax. The Left Bank Pictures-produced show’s recommission comes as the series moves into its fourth season this week. Strike Back follows a stealth British military counter-terrorism unit and has broadcast in […]

News brief: Strike Back returns for Cinemax, Sky

Pay TV drama series Strike Back is returning for a third season on HBO-owned Cinemax and BSkyB’s Sky 1. The UK’s Left Bank Pictures is back to produce the new season of the thriller, which features a pair of counterterrorism operatives. As with season two, it will launch at San Diego’s Comic-Con International in July, […]

HBO Go launches on Polish pay platform

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland has made the HBO Go multiscreen on-demand service available to its subscribers for the first time and has launched the full range of HBO HD services on its platform. UPC customers will now be able to access four channels new to the platform – HBO 2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, Cinemax […]

Graham King takes the reins at GK-tv after Craig Cegielski exit

Movie producer Graham King has taken over the running of his company’s TV department after the departure of its president, Craig Cegielski. TBI understands that Cegielski left GK-tv late last year. He is now running a new entertainment firm called Open Circle, which is based in LA. GK moved swiftly to deny that his exit […]