Dan Gopal

Channel 5 & eOne team for two titles

Entertainment One has reached a licensing deal with the UK’s Channel 5 for the female-driven detective series The Detail and Kiefer Sutherland-led drama Designated Survivor (right). The Detail is a ten-episode ensemble drama that centers around three fiercely talented female homicide investigators. Angela Griffin (Brief Encounters), Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210) and Wendy Crawson (Saving Hope) will […]

ITV’s Gopal makes eOne sales switch

Dan Gopal is leaving ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) to become Entertainment One’s sales chief across the EMEA region. He has been appointed executive VP of EMEA sales, reporting to eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter. The new role will see him leading eOne’s London-based EMEA sales team, with other European sales operations also report […]

Thunderbirds are Go on Amazon

The reboot of classic kids series Thunderbirds has been acquired by Amazon, which will run it as one of its Amazon Original-branded kids series on its streaming service in the US. The ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures-produced show plays on UK broadcaster ITV in the UK and its digital kids service CiTV. The CGI animated […]

Sky buys NBC’s Aquarius for Europe

Sky has bought NBC drama series Aquarius for its European services. The pan-Sky deal means the cop series, set in the 1960s and revolving around the Charles Manson killings, will be on Sky in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The 13x60mins series is produced and distributed by ITV Studios, which struck the […]

Epic drama Rising

The story of History’s new historical miniseries, Texas Rising, which debuts this evening on Memorial Day, according to the key players behind its creation Act 1 The patriotic rallying call Commander William B. Travis delivered in an open letter to his fellow Americans on February 24, 1836 sets the scene for US cable channel History’s biggest […]

Melling rejoins ITV Studios in EMEA sales role

Toby Melling has been appointed VP of sales for the north west EMEA region at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Melling joins ITV Studios, the content arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, after a seven-year stint at Content Media where he was vice president of sales. Prior to that he was at ITV Studios (when it […]

Regional bosses appointed in ITV Studios restructure

ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the content sales division of the UK broadcaster, has instigated a restructure that sees regional bosses appointed with responsibility for all of its business. Dan Gopal, Greg Johnson and Augustus Dulgaro are all upped as part of the restructure while former distribution boss Tobias de Graaff has left the company. Gopal […]

ITV buys into Cirkus SVOD service

ITV has acquired a stake in Cirkus, the ‘best of British’ subscription VOD service operator. The UK broadcaster has acquired a minority stake in the company, which launched last year. Currently focussed on the Nordic territories, it provides a branded SVOD services, programmed with content from the UK, for pay TV operators. TBI broke the […]

Cirkus secures multi-year ITVS deal

New SVOD service Cirkus has signed a multi-year deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The deal gives Cirkus ITV titles such as Lewis, Appropriate Adult, Poirot and Prime Suspect and third party shows including Case Histories and Touching Evil. Cirkus is set launch later in the year, focusing initially on the pay TV market, as […]