Electric Entertainment

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‘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 […]

Africa’s Universal TV & Hong Kong’s Now TV snags ‘Leverage: Redemption’

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) and Now TV in Hong Kong have acquired rights to Electric Entertainment’s drama, Leverage: Redemption. NBCUIN has taken linear and SVOD rights to the show for its Universal TV service in Africa, while Now TV in Hong Kong has acquired SVOD rights for its new subscription streaming service, Now Studio. The […]

Electric Entertainment hires Warner Bros. alum to oversee FAST channels

LA-based producer and distributor Electric Entertainment has appointed Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Anthony Tapay to a newly created position overseeing programming for its channels operation. Tapay becomes director of programming & operations and will oversee the ElectricNOW free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) linear service, as well as the ElectricNOW app. ElectricNOW’s FAST channel and its on […]

Canada’s Bell Media & Germany’s RTL snap up ‘Leverage: Redemption’

Bell Media in Canada and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in Germany have acquired the broadcast rights to the first season of action crime revival series Leverage: Redemption. The 16-episode spin-off to Leverage is set to debut on Amazon-owned free streamer IMDb TV in the US on 9 July, with the show now headed to these territories […]

Amazon’s AVOD streamer IMDb TV visits ‘Almost Paradise’ with Electric Entertainment

Amazon-owned AVOD service IMDb TV has acquired crime series Almost Paradise, which debuted last year on WGN America. The deal, which was unveiled on the first day of NATPE Virtual Miami, is from LA-based producer-distributor Electric Entertainment and will premiere on IMDb TV from 1 February. Almost Paradise originally premiered in the US in March […]