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Foxtel exec to launch Sixteen South sales arm

Belfast-based animation company Sixteen South is launching a distribution division, with an exec from Australian pay TV firm Foxtel heading the unit. Sixteen South Rights will focus on sales of in-house intellectual property, with Foxtel Gillian acquisitions manager Gillian Calvert-Ridge returning to the UK to lead it as head of distribution. It will initially focus […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Ten future in doubt as backers pull out

Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten is facing receivership after major shareholders Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon pulled their backing. Ten has ceased trading shares after a letter to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) revealed Murdoch’s Illyria and Gordon’s Birketu would stop financing the network on December. Ten has a number of expensive output contracts in […]

TVF secures swathe of deals in Australia and New Zealand

London-based factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of shows to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand. Inside Windsor Castle, co-commissioned by Channel 5 and Smithsonian, has been picked up by Foxtel, SBS (both Australia) and Sky Prime (NZ) while Foxtel also snapped up CBC crime doc Looking for Mike (44 minutes) and Channel […]

BBCWW, Foxtel go on James Martin’s French Adventure

BBC Worldwide and Foxtel are among the buyers of celebrity chef James Martin’s latest TV series. Distributor DCD Rights has sold James Martin’s French Adventure to Worldwide’s BBC Lifestyle pay TV channel across Asia, Australian paycaster Foxtel and Choice TV in New Zealand. A deal has also been secured with AMC Networks International – Central […]

Foxtel exec fills vacant unscripted role at ABC

A senior Foxtel executive has taken over non-scripted production at the ABC in Australia. Josie Mason-Campbell (pictured) has been hired as head of non-scripted, in effect taking over the role Brendan Dahill vacated when he joined Keo Films’ Aussie arm. The post puts her in control of ABC TV’s factual, entertainment, arts and events slate. […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

Nets schedule Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds tributes

US channels have reacted to the passing of Hollywood legends Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, with HBO moving a new documentary forwards and OWN re-airing an exclusive interview with the pair. Premium cable net HBO had brought one-off doc Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, forwards to Saturday (January 7). The doc looks […]

Drive deals for Why Are We Here?

Drive, the UK funding and copro specialists that recently set up a distribution arm, have sold four-part science doc Why Are We Here? to several broadcasters. The series follows Oxford Physics Professor Ard Louis and science filmmaker David Malone as they investigate the meaning of life. It was funded by The Templeton World Charity Foundation […]