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ABC creates Quantico VR experience

US broadcast network ABC has launched its first scripted VR experience. This tied in with the midseason premiere of freshman drama Quantico, which stars Priyanka Chopra as a trainee US government agent who’s accused of masterminding a terrorist attack on New York City. The VR experience, created in partnership with car firm Lexus, launched yesterday […]

FilmBox strikes Disney deal

The FilmBox channels has secured a raft of Disney television and film content as part of a pan-eastern Europe programming deal. The agreement between SPI International-owned FilmBox and Disney Media Distribution, gives the channels shows including American Crime as well as first-run feature film titles such as Big Hero 6, Planes 2 and Tinker Bell and […]

TVNZ stocks up on US drama

Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ has unveiled its new season line-up, revealing a raft of US series pick-ups. The free-to-air broadcaster has bought The Muppets from Disney Media Distribution. The series, which launches on ABC in the US this fall, was one of the buzziest from this year’s LA Screenings. Also from Disney, TVNZ has The Catch […]

UKTV buys trio of Disney shows

Channel operator UKTV has acquired three Disney-sold series for its Britiah channels: Code Black (left), Quantico and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The deal, with Disney Media Distribution, gives UKTV exclusive rights (ex-Republic of Ireland) to the new dramas, all of which were launched at this year’s LA Screenings. Quantico (right) will go out on the […]

Sky snags new Muppets show

UK network Sky has picked up The Muppets, the new ob-doc style show featuring the classic puppet characters. The series will go out on broadcast net ABC in the US and was launched internationally at the LA Screenings in May where it created a buzz among buyers. Sky has won the UK rights to the […]

Agent Carter joins Fox UK

Fox International Channels UK has acquired rights to Disney superhero Marvel’s Agent Carter for the local Fox channel. The 8x60mins series, which is inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, is sold by Disney Media Distribution, and launched at last year’s LA Screenings. On the back of this year’s event, Fox UK has acquired […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

Netflix UK buys ABC fantasy drama

Netflix has acquired rights for ABC fantasy drama One Upon a Time for the UK and Ireland. The Disney Media Distribution-sold show previously went out in the UK on Channel 5, but the broadcaster did not tale the third season, and Netflix has instead swooped for the first three seasons and the fourth. New episodes […]

Downton, Mr Selfridge enter Mongolia

ITV’s British period dramas Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge are headed into Mongolia following deals secured by a local broadcaster. Mongol TV has bought Downton (pictured) from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Mr Selfridge from ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The channel, which has been a consistent buyer of Western scripted content after overhauling its programming […]

LA Screenings review: big name drama delivers on promise

Last week’s LA Screenings saw international buyers including BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen, TV2 (Norway)’s new content chief Nina Lorgen Flemmen and BSkyB’s entertainment channels boss Stuart Murphy descend on the Hollywood studio lots with more than 50 new shows on sale. As the week played out, the pre-market signs that it would be […]