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Channel 4 arrives at Berlin Station

Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution has sold popular drama, Berlin Station, to Channel 4. Berlin Station is a contemporary spy story starring Richard Jenkins and Richard Armitage, and will debut on UK screens this autumn following a successful season in the US on Epix. The show, which is produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous […]

Walmart may recruit Ex-Epix chief for SVOD service

US retail giant Walmart is working with former Epix CEO Mark Greenberg on the launch of an OTT TV service that would target the the ‘Middle American’, non-urban US market, according to press reports. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Walmart has been working on the project with Greenberg for several months. The […]

MGM to up originals for Epix to promote growth

MGM is planning to “reposition and expand” its underperforming premium subscription service Epix one year after acquiring it from its joint venture partners, according to chief operating officer Chris Brearton Speaking after MGM posted Q1 results, Brearton said the service was “under-distributed, under-subscribed and under-monetized” before MGM’s acquisition of it, adding that its  original programming […]

Forest Whitaker to star in Epix mobster series

MGM-owned cable channel Epix has given a straight-to-series order for ABC Signature Studios-produced drama, Godfather of Harlem, which will star Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. Written by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the ten-episode series tells the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison […]

MGM begins CEO search after Barber exit

US studio MGM is replacing CEO Gary Barber just five months after he signed a new contract. The company’s board said it had “initiated a CEO transition” to find a new boss following Barber’s exit after eight years at the helm. No specific reason was given for his exit, and a temporary Office of the […]

Epix among nets going Deep State with Fox

MGM-owned cable channel Epix has bagged exclusive US rights to Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa’s first original drama, Deep State. The show’s distributor, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, has also shopped the series to SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DR in Denmark. For Epix, […]

Epix picks Heyday’s Cotton to replace ex-originals chief Diaz

Nancy Cotton is leaving Heyday Television to become executive VP of original programming at US cable channel Epix. Cotton is filling the gap left when Jocelyn Diaz left in January, a move that came after Michael Wright was named president. “I’ve known and had the pleasure of working with Nancy on many projects over the […]

Mark Burnett’s Contender boxes clever with Epix reboot

The Mark Burnett-created boxing reality series The Contender is returning to US television screens after almost a decade. MGM-owned premium cable channel Epix has commissioned a new run of the show, which has previously aired on NBC, ESPN and Versus (aka NBCSN). Epix is lining up a twelve-part season featuring 16 fighters, with production set […]

Epix programming chief exits

US premium cable network Epix is saying goodbye to its head of programming, Jocelyn Diaz. The exec is leaving the MGM-owned network just under two months after former TNT, Amblin Partners and DreamWorks Studios chief Michael Wright was named president. Former Disney exec Diaz has been with Epix since 2014, and is credited with its […]

Ex-Turner & Amblin chief to lead Epix

Former Turner and Amblin Partners chief Michael Wright has joined MGM’s US premium pay TV channel Epix as president. Wright (pictured) recently exited his role as CEO of Amblin Partners, the programming and film business Steven Spielberg launched with Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One. He is taking over Epix as it settles into […]

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