Film Café


News brief: Chello nets Power up

Chello Central Europe channels in Hungary and Romania have acquired a total of 160 hours of programming from UK-based distributor Power. The deal comprises 64 titles, including Power coproductions The Day of the Triffids, Casanova and Henry VIII. It also includes crime TV movie collection Mystery Woman. The shows will go out on Chello’s Film […]

AMC Networks buys Chellomedia for $1bn

AMC Networks has reached an agreement to buy Liberty Global-owned channel operator Chellomedia for €750 million (US$1 billion). The deal hands US-based AMC an extensive array of channels that are distributed to nearly 400 million homes in 138 territories. Chellomedia is the international content arm of John Malone’s Liberty Global, while AMC has emerged a […]

Chello CE channels move into drama with FremantleMedia deal

Channel operator Chello Central Europe has acquired a 270-hour package of programming from FremantleMedia International. Five Chello channels – Spektrum, Spektrum Home, Film Mania, Film Café and TV Paprika – will get the FMI shows, and the film channels are acquiring drama series for the first time. The package includes over 70 hours of Jamie […]

Chello buys 150 hours from BBC Worldwide

Chellomedia, the content arm of Liberty Global, has acquired a 150 hour package of programmes from BBC Worldwide for its Film Mania and Film Café pay TV channels in Central Europe. The deal includes drama series Death in Paradise, which will have its regional debut on the Chello’s channels in Hungary and Romania. Other drama […]