Netflix elects Designated Survivor

Netflix has acquired international rights to new season ABC political drama Designated Survivor. The deal was first mooted at the LA Screenings, where producer and distributor Entertainment One Television debuted it to global buyers. A Netflix rep today confirmed a deal had been struck to bring it to all of the territories in which the streaming […]

Warner Bros. ups Canuck sales exec

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has promoted James Andrews to a sales director position in Canada. Andrews will continue to manage all aspects of sales and distribution to French-Canadian broadcasters and digital services, as well as English-language indie and specialty networks. He will also explore new areas of growth and sales opportunities in French and […]

Netflix, Bell board new Star Trek

Netflix has taken exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming CBS All Access Star Trek drama series in 188 territories, while Bell Media has landed it in Canada. Additionally, Netflix has officially confirmed a deal with CBS Studios International to take all 727 existing Star Trek back catalogue episodes from series including Star Trek: The Original […]

CTV scoops LA Screenings series

CTV has picked up several of the Hollywood studios new season shows that launched at the LA Screenings. The broadcaster has taken linear rights and SVOD in many cases, meaning series can also go out on CraveTV. Announcing its new season slate, the Bell-owned free TV net revealed it has acquired Sony Pictures Television’s crime/legal […]

CraveTV orders Indian Detective original

Canadian SVOD service CraveTV has ordered Russell Peters is the Indian Detective, its second original series. The streaming service is part Bell Media, which also owns broadcaster CTV, and Russell Peters is the Indian Detective will be produced in partnership with the free TV net. The show was created by Frank Spotnitz (Man in the […]

CTV reveals Screenings acquisitions

Canada’s CTV has acquired eight new series that launched internationally last week at the LA Screenings. The Canuck network bought Designated Survivor and Conviction from Entertainment One Television; This is Us and The Exorcist from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Notorious from Sony Pictures Television; American Housewife from Disney Media Distribution; and Time After Time […]

Ex-CTV entertainment chief joins Sony

Former CTV programming chief Phil King has joined Sony Pictures Television as senior VP, distribution for Canada. King (pictured) left his role as president of CTV sports and entertainment programming in August last year as part of a management restructure at Canadian conglomerate Bell Media. He will now be responsible for managing SPT’s distribution business […]

Temple Street boosts scripted with ex-Bell exec

Canadian producer Temple Street Productions has hired a former Bell Media drama director to become its VP, scripted programming. Trish Williams (pictured) will focus on premium scripted entertainment in her new post, with CTV executive Lesley Grant also joining, as senior development producer, scripted programming. Williams, who was most recently a co-executive producer on CTV […]

Amazon bags classic X-Files for UK

Amazon Prime Instant Video UK has acquired all nine seasons of the original X-Files series, ahead of the reboot’s debut on terrestrial Channel 5. Following a deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, Amazon has launched all available episodes of the sci-fi drama, which aired between 1993 and 2002. Viacom-owned Channel 5 acquired exclusive broadcast […]

CTV buys The X Files

Canadian broadcaster CTV has bought the new X-Files series. The reboot of the classic show will go out on CTV’s air, starting in late January. It will also be on the CTV Go catch-up service and will then be added to the line-up on the CraveTV streaming service, which like CTV, is owned and operated […]