E W Scripps buys satire platform Cracked for $39m

E W Scripps Company, the US publishing and over-the-air broadcasting company from which international pay TV outfit Scripps Networks Interactive was spun off in 2008, has acquired multiplatform satire brand Cracked for US$39 million. Cracked provides entertainment content via a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular podcast. The service […]

ReelzChannel buys Canadian drama

US cabsat ReelzChannel has acquired a Canadian-produced drama series from Toronto indie White Pine Pictures. The channel has bought one-hour police/medical procedural Cracked, which broadcasts on CBC and is represented in the US by Entertainment One’s executive VP, global production, Carrie Stein. The show comes from lead producer White Pine, in association with Group M […]

Canal+ pays top dollar for Canadian cop drama Cracked

Canal+ and 13ème Rue Universal have acquired Cracked, the Canadian cop series from the creators of The Border. French premium programmer Canal+ and NBC Universal’s pay TV channel 13ème Rue Universal both bought the show from German-based distributor Beta Film, which is handling international sales. The series is made by Canada’s White Pine Pictures. Canal+ […]

Tricky Business and Cracked head Beta Film slate

Beta Film will launch Canadian cop series Cracked at MIPCOM. The German distributor has international rights to the series, which is produced by White Pine Pictures (The Border) for Canadian public broadcaster CBC. Its other MIPCOM launches include Tricky Business, an Australian produced by Banijay-owned Screentime for free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network. The show follows a […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Cracked

Cracked is the latest high-profile Canadian police procedural hoping to follow in the footsteps on Rookie Blue and Flashpoint. The show is produced by White Pine Pictures, the producer of long-running cop drama The Border, for public broadcaster CBC. It stars Private Practice‘s David Sutcliffe as detective Aidan Black, a successful but troubled police officer, […]