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Pubcasters set off for The West

Public broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Australia are among channels that have acquired historical docu-drama The West from distributor DRG. The Robert Redford-executive produced show, originally for AMC in the US, has gone to RAI, SVT, DR and SBS, with the latter’s pay TV compatriot Foxtel taking the subscription window. Kabel Eins Doku in […]

Netflix enters CNN’s Race For the White House

Netflix, DR and Foxtel are among international buyers of a CNN original docuseries about famous US presidential races. Race For the White House is a 6x60mins series from prodcos Raw and Trigger Street Productions, and comes as America gears up for the battle between Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican firebrand Donald Trump to lead […]

Myers resurfaces at Foxtel

Howard Myers has resurfaced at Australian pay TV giant Foxtel, seven months after leaving Melbourne-based prodco December Media, TBI has learned. He has landed a post as executive producer for News Corp- and Telstra-owned Foxtel Networks, which has moved into original programming through series such as Crimes That Shook Australia. He has been freelancing and […]

NBCU launches reality SVOD on Foxtel

NBCUniversal has launched its reality TV SVOD service Hayu in Australia. Hayu has rolled out on Foxtel and will be available to the pay TV platform’s subs who have the Entertainment Plus package, which includes the E! channel, part of the NBCUniversal stable. NBC and Foxtel have a longstanding output deal. Hayu launched in the […]

Rebranded MTG net takes factual from TCB

The recently rebranded MTG World channel has prebought a 10x60mins American Heroes Channel series from distributor TCB Media Rights. The network, which operates across Europe, was rebranded as Viasat World after exiting the Modern Times Group, and has now acquired history title Inside Secret Societies (pictured) from UK-based TCB. RMC Découverte in France and Foxtel in […]

Foxtel CEO: no plans to buy Ten

Australian pay TV firm Foxtel is not planning to move for free-to-air rival Network Ten, according to a senior executive. Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh said there was “not a lot of point” in seeking to expand on the firm’s 13.8% stake in Ten, which it acquired last year. “Free-to-air has a number of challenges,” Tonagh […]

Foxtel, Sky Italia get factual from Passion

Pay TV providers in Australia and Italy are among those that have bought factual programming from UK-based vendor Passion Distribution. Foxtel has taken Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Med (pictured), a new 6x60mins show airing on More4 in the UK, plus season three of Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Sea, another from True North Productions […]

CBS Reality probes Murderers and their Mothers

The CBS Reality channel has ordered Murderers and their Mothers, an original series for the cable net in which Donal MacIntyre looks at the relationship between notorious killers and their mothers. Each episode will be accompanied by a Serial-esque podcast with MacIntyre and guests analysing the cases covered in the show. Australian pay TV platform […]

Ten returns to profit after four years

Australia’s Ten Network is back in profit for the first time in four years. The commercial channel’s parent, Ten Network Holdings, posted a half-year net profit of A$13.4 million (US$10.5 million) on revenues of A$334.2 million. This compares with a A$264.4 million loss and revenues of A$309.8 million for the same period 12 months ago. […]

Three new Foxtel channels from beIN

The Sports division of Qatar’s beIN Media is rolling out three HD sports nets on Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. The beIN SPORTS 1, 2 and 3 nets will launch on Foxtel in mid-May. The new services will replace the SD beIn Sports channel, which was a premium option. The new trio of channels will […]

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