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Hulu Japan takes A+E content SVOD rights

Japanese subscription on-demand service Hulu is bringing an “extensive” catalogue of programming from A+E Networks to its platform. A+E has closed a deal with Hulu’s parent, HJ Holdings, that will see History Channel shows such as Pawn Stars and Counting Cars offered through an exclusive section of Hulu Japan. This will also includes shows from […]

ITV Studios buys Leftfield for $360m

ITV Studios has made its largest acquisition in the US unscripted market to date by acquiring an 80% stake in Pawn Stars producer Leftfield Entertainment. The deal comprises an initial cash payment of US$360 million, with further payments possible depending on what ITVS defined as “Leftfield’s continued delivery of significant profit growth”. ITVS will have […]

History launches in Ukraine, grows in Russia

A+E Networks-owned pay TV channel History has launched in the Ukraine on a DTH platform and increased its reach in Russia. History has gone live on Ukraine’s Lybid and on Russia’s Beeline. The network has transmitted through the Rostelcom and NTV+ platforms in Russia since late last year. History – which broadcasts shows such as […]

MIPTV News: A+E takes Lifetime Originals to MIPTV

A+E Networks will tout a trio of new Lifetime Original Movies at MIPTV. These are Ring of Fire, which comes from Asylum Entertainment, Betty & Coretta, from Universal Music Group, and Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story, from Kahn Power Pictures. Ring of Fire stars Jewel as country music star June Carter Cash, while Betty […]

ITV Studios poaches Shaftel from Pawn Stars producer Leftfield

ITV Studios America has recruited Rob Shaftel as senior VP, development. He joins from Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars) and will develop show for cable and broadcast nets from ITV’s New York offices. Shaftel will report to Bruce Robertson, head of development for ITV Studios America. He said: “His expertise will help ITV Studios America continue […]