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Italian mafia drama goes to M-Net, Tata

Beta Film-sold Italian mafia drama Gomorrah has been shopped into South Africa and India. South African pay TV market leader M-Net has bought the show, along with Indian DTH service Tata Sky, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and 21st Century Fox. Original commissioner Sky Italia is currently working with prodcos Cattleya, Fandango […]

Comcast completes $3.8bn DreamWorks takeover

Comcast is set to go head-to-head with Disney in the kids and family sector after NBCUniversal completed its US$3.8billion takeover of DreamWorks Animation. The deal hands entertainment wing NBCU franchises such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, online assets in the shape of multichannel operator AwesomenessTV, and a sprawling toon-focused […]

Comcast firm preps TVOD service after M-GO deal

Comcast-owned movie ticketing firm Fandango is to launch a transactional VOD service on March 30 after acquiring the M-GO platform earlier this year. US-based Fandango will rebrand M-GO as FandangoNOW, which will offer “massive library of new release and catalogue movies from all major studios and next-day TV shows for purchase and rental”. FandangoNOW, billed […]

SundanceTV acquires mafia drama Gomorrah

US cable net SundanceTV has acquired the first two seasons of Italian crime drama Gomorrah. The first season, which comprises twelve episodes, will premiere on the AMC Networks-owned channel this summer. SundanceTV acquired the drama from The Weinstein Company, which has rights in North America. Germany’s Beta Films sells the show in most international territories, […]

Comcast service buys DreamWorks-backed M-GO

Comcast-owned movie ticket service Fandango has reportedly acquired movie-streaming service M-GO for an undisclosed fee. Fandango announced the deal Friday in a move that will see it bundle film tickets with digital content, according to various US reports. M-GO is a joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation. The transactional video-on-demand service offers new-release movies […]

UK, Dutch vendors acquire Beta’s mafia series

Distribution companies in the UK and the Netherlands have acquired local all-rights packages to Gomorrah, the Beta Films-sold remake of the Italian mafia expose novel of the same name. Arrow Films in the UK and Holland’s Luminere, both best know as film distributors, have acquired the 12-part series. The deals both include pay TV sales […]

Beta Film takes on the Mafia

Italian crime writer Roberto Saviano, whose mafia exposé Gomorrah lead to death threats, tells Jesse Whittock about the scripted TV remake of the book, which Beta Film launches in Cannes film. The real crime genre continues to pay for broadcasters, with ABC in Australia announcing Underbelly drama spin-off Fat Tony and Co. in August as […]

Sky Deutschland, HBO buy mafia series Gomorrah

Beta Film has confirmed a deal with HBO Nordic for its Italian crime series Gomorrah. TBI first reported HBO had picked up the mafia drama, which is from Roberto Saviano, the journalist behind the book and feature of the same name. Beta Film distributes Gomorrah the series and officially announced the HBO deal at MIPCOM […]