Entertainment One Television International

eOne poaches BBC Worldwide exec for sales

Entertainment One has hired Joyce Yeung from BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) to become executive VP of sales for Asia Pacific. Yeung is exiting her current post as EVP of global content sales at the BBC’s commercial wing, nine years after she joined as senior VP and general manager of the sales business in Asia. Her hire […]

Talking drama: The Other Guy

The Other Guy is, at its core, a comedy-drama about love (or, more specifically, a lack of it). The show follows AJ, a radio DJ who goes off the rails after he discovers his girlfriend has been cheating with his best friend, who is never seen on screen. “In a weird way it’s about this […]

Canal+ meets eOne’s Cardinal before Cannes

French pay TV broadcaster Canal+ has acquired Entertainment One Television’s drama thriller Cardinal. The Sierra Films and eOne-produced series was created in association with Canada’s CTV and is based on Giles Blunt’s novel series. The 6x60mins season one stars Billy Campbell (The Killing) as a detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl. Canal+ has […]

Wanted: procedural series

Demand remains high for procedural drama, but the supply from the US is slowing. Stewart Clarke investigates how the procedural genre is being reinvented and how international producers and distributors are increasingly getting involved in a genre that was once the preserve of the studios While Breaking Bad, House of Cards and True Detective exemplify […]

Syfy magnifies Close Up Kings

US cable channel Syfy has bought UK-Canadian magic series Close Up Kings. The deal with Entertainment One Television International, which sells the show globally, will see the 8x60mins show broadcast on the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment channel this year. Discovery Channel in EMEA first commissioned UK-based Zig Zag Productions and Canada’s Yap Films to create the […]

eOne rejigs sales ops, Spencer in

Entertainment One Television is restructuring its distribution operations to bring its TV and film sales units closer together. eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter (pictured) is rejigging operations in the UK, US and Canada to bring TV and film sales under single leadership, and to “support the strategic placement of new hires in major markets […]

Sky Italia presses Panic Button

Satcaster Sky Italia has acquired free and pay TV rights to psychological reality TV show Panic Button. Distributor Entertainment One Television International bills the 10x60mins series as “a unique psychological experiment that pushes people to their limit and helps them overcome their deepest fears”. The deal is one of a number eOne has scored. Other […]