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eOne merges Canuck factual prodcos

Entertainment One is combining its Canadian factual prodcos Paperny and Force Four, resulting in the exits of senior execs from both sides. Both prodcos will be positioned under the Entertainment One Television banner following the process, which will take place in coming months, according to Ontario-headquartered eOne. Paperny Entertainment’s long-serving executive VP, Cal Shumiatcher, will […]

eOne buys Naked & Afraid prodco

Entertainment One Television has added to its stable of unscripted prodcos after taking control of Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83. The deal gives eOne 65% of the US-based indie, which David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (pictured) created in 1994. Renegade 83 now sits alongside the likes of Force Four Entertainment, Paperny Entertainment and The […]

eOne buys Naked & Afraid prodco

Entertainment One Television has added to its stable of unscripted prodcos after taking control of Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83. The deal gives eOne 65% of the US-based indie, which David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (pictured) created in 1994. Renegade 83 now sits alongside the likes of Force Four Entertainment, Paperny Entertainment and The […]

eOne seeks Canuck chief after upping O’Brien

Entertainment One is seeking a Canadian television chief after previous incumbent Margaret O’Brien was promoted to a new corporate development role. O’Brien has been named executive VP, corporate development, a role that will see her oversee M&A across the eOne group, which comprises film and TV assets. She joined eOne in 2008 when the company […]

eOne aims to double size as profits grow

Entertainment One has outlined a plan to double its size in the next five years, as its half-yearly results saw profits grow but revenues slip. The plan was unveiled as Canada-based, UK-listed eOne reported unaudited profits before tax for the six months to September 30 of £2.4 million (US$3.75 million), up 100% on the £1.2 […]

eOne prodco hires Corus exec as SVP

Entertainment One-owned Canadian prodco Force Four Entertainment has hired a Corus Entertainment original programming chief to launch a new Toronto office. Vibika Bianchi joins as senior VP, reporting to chief creative officer John Ritchie, and will work closely with Vancouver-based senior VP and head of development Robert Hardy to expand Force Four’s slate. This comes […]

ITV Studio inks format deals for The Audience

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold The Audience format into Norway and Hungary. ITV Studios Nordic will produce 8x45mins episodes of The Audience for Viasat’s TV 3 in Norway, while ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a deal in Hungary, where Paprika Latino will produce 6x60mins episodes for Viasat 3. ITVS GE represents […]