Crossbones


Televisa USA hires Chris Philip

Televisa has hired international TV veteran Chris Philip to run English-language production and distribution at its US division. Philip joins from  Sierra/Engine Television, the producer/distributor that he cofounded. He will remain CEO of Engine Entertainment, which he founded before partnering with Sierra. The deal to bring Philip to Televisa sees the Mexican media giant take first-look […]

Sierra/Engine flags Crossbones sales

Broadcast groups such as Tele München Gruppe, Turner International and MTG have acquired the NBC miniseries Crossbones. TMG has acquired rights in Germany, Turner International and Polar Star have Latin America rights and MTG has nagged Scandinavia. Distributor Sierra/Engine Television has also bagged also sales with Icon in Australia, Sky (New Zealand), Sohu (China), Tohokushinsha […]

Spike goes for Gold

Viacom-owned Spike TV has created a senior VP, scripted original series post and named the television president at Crossbones prodco Parkes+Macdonald in the role. Ted Gold will lead a newly-created scripted development team and oversee all scripted programming at the male-skewed network, reporting to executive VP, original series Sharon Levy. His team will include VP, […]

Sierra/Engine selling brainy new ABC drama The Black Box

Distributor Sierra/Engine will sell The Black Box, the straight-to-series midseason drama just ordered by ABC, internationally. The US broadcast net has given the drama a thirteen-episode order and it will launch in 2014. It follows a world famous neuroscientist as she delves into the mysteries of the brain while dealing with her own family and […]

Shaw Media unveils Screenings deals, lifestyle net

Canandian broadcaster Shaw Media has acquired new US scripted series including The Blacklist, Ironside and Almost Human for Global’s 2013-14 season, and unveiled a new lifestyle channel. Shaw becomes the first announced international broadcaster for Sony Pictures Television-produced crime drama Blacklist, which will broadcast on NBC was arguably the most talked about show at last […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]

Georgeville moves into US television

Marc Rosen is the film and TV producer whose credits include Harry Potter and Threshold. In March he set up Georgeville Television (GVTV) and he now has three straight-to-series orders from US broadcast nets and two more on cable. He tells TBI about the new shows, which include a new offering from The X-Files’ Chris […]