Electric Entertainment

News round-up: Electric expands FAST en Espanol; Amazon buys Finestripe doc; Taraji P Henson joins ‘Candid Camera’ reboot

Electric expands FAST en Espanol LA-based Electric Entertainment has launched ElectricNOW en Español, the Spanish language version of their linear FAST channel. The channel will arrive on 1 May and marks the first all-Spanish OTT service from Electric Entertainment. Its US launch will be followed by other territories where ElectricNOW is currently available. The ElectricNOW […]

SyFy Germany acquires Electric Entertainment’s ‘The Ark’

NBC Universal Global Networks Germany has acquired the pay-TV rights to the sci-fi series The Ark, with the show to be broadcast on SyFy in German-speaking territories. Produced by LA-based Electric Entertainment, the series takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonisation missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival […]

Exclusive: How to rescue a scripted series from cancellation

Shows get cancelled all the time, but a fortunate few get a second chance when a new network or platform steps in to renew them. Mark Layton finds out what it takes to pull a series back from the brink It is never welcome news when a show gets cancelled, but it can feel particularly […]

US AVOD ElectricNOW sets Australia launch as global roll-out begins

LA-based Electric Entertainment’s AVOD service, ElectricNOW, is expanding internationally, beginning with Australia next month, and followed soon after by Canada and the UK. The service, which until now has only been available in the US, will launch in these territories with approximately 450 hours of programming, including Electric Entertainment’s original productions such as The Outpost […]

AMC Networks LatAm strikes deal for trio of Electric Entertainment series

AMC Networks International – Latin America has picked up three shows from LA-based Electric Entertainment. All three shows are produced and distributed by the Dean Devlin-led outfit and include two seasons of Leverage: Redemption, all four seasons of The Librarians and the first season of Electric Entertainment’s upcoming series The Ark. The rights negotiated for […]

Electric Entertainment secures $100m loan to expand production slate

LA-based producer and distributor Electric Entertainment has secured a $100m financing deal with Bank of America to expand its production slate. The five-year loan agreement will be initially used to fund productions including the US firm’s scripted shows, such as Amazon Freevee’s Leverage: Redemption and Almost Paradise and The Ark for Syfy. Headed up by […]

MIPTV scripted round-up – updated throughout the day

‘Crime’ pays for Cineflix with global deals Broadcasters and platforms including Canadian pubcaster CBC and RTE in Ireland have acquired Irvine Welsh’s Crime, following deals with distributor Cineflix Rights. VRT in Belgium, POLAR+ and CANAL+ Group in France, NPO in the Netherlands, Hot and Yes in Israel, Magenta TV in Germany, and Corus in Canada […]

Why FAST might be about to change everything

FAST channels allow rights holders to effectively become broadcasters in their own right. Richard Middleton explores just how deep the effects of this emerging tech might be felt No one seems quite sure just when FAST channels first emerged, but their proliferation over the past year or two has been rapid. First things first, though: […]

News round-up: IMDb TV seeks ‘Leverage: Redemption’ S2; Gruppo Alcuni launches animation course; Global Agency plays ‘The Game Of My Destiny’

IMDb TV seeks ‘Leverage: Redemption’ S2 Amazon’s AVOD service IMDb TV has picked up heist drama series Leverage: Redemption for a second season. The crime drama is a reimagining of Electric Entertainment’s drama Leverage, which ran for five seasons on US cablenet TNT until 2012. The reboot is sold by LA-based Electric Entertainment. “Bringing back these […]