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Dating Game Killer Discovery ID’s first original movie

ITV-owned prodco ThinkFactory is making Dating Game Killer, the first original movie for the US ID channel. The film marks the Discovery net’s move into true crime feature films, with the feature bowing on the cable net early next year. The drama is based upon the true story of Rodney Alcala, the convicted US serial […]

UKTV makes a date with Handsome Devils

UK digital channels group UKTV has prebought Handsome Devils, a ten-part doc series about murderers who use their good looks and charm commit their crimes. The series is produced by UK indie BriteSpark Films and will go out on UKTV’s Really channel. UKTV has also picked up Did He Do It?, a six-part docudrama about […]

News brief: GRB shops crime dramas to broadcasters

Distributor GRB Entertainment has concluded a raft of sales for its crime and investigation programming. Broadcasters including Foxtel (Australia) and Planete (France) have bought American Greed while Fox International Channels and TVN (Poland) have both picked up Police Women: Broward County and Police Women: Cincinnati. Pan-regional European broadcaster Viasat has bought FBI Criminal Pursuit, as […]

Epic drama for factual channels

The last decade saw the big factual channels move from documentary led schedules to grids full of factual entertainment and observational docs. History, by commissioning mega-hit miniseries Hatfields and McCoys, has started the next evolution of factual channels and drama is a new battleground among the big networks, reports Stewart Clarke It’s unlikely that the […]

Discovery and NBC making Oscar Pistorius exposé

Discovery and NBC’s Peacock Productions are making Beauty & the Blade Runner, a one-off doc about the ongoing Oscar Pistorius scandal. The one-hour special will air this Sunday, March 3, on the Discovery ID channel in the US. It will go out in an 8pm slot. The one-off doc will look at events surrounding the […]

Cineflix cuts Lat-Am deals ahead of NATPE

Cineflix Rights has inked a raft of Latin American deals ahead of the NATPE market, which kicks off next week in Miami. The distributor has 45x30mins series Urban Legends to Mexican free-to-air broadcaster Televisa. It has also shopped 6x60mins Karma’s a B*tch (pictured), in which The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa reveals stories of just how far […]