Sky Studios expands production pacts with [email protected] TV, Sagafilm

Sky Studios has struck a multi-year development and distribution deal with Agatha Raisin producer [email protected] TV and Nordic prodco Sagafilm. Under the deals, Sky Studios will co-develop scripted series with the producers for a range of global outlets, while NBCUniversal Global Distribution is to handle international sales for the projects. Founded by Barry Ryan and […]

Acorn Media to develop first Benny Hill biopic

Acorn Media Enterprises (AME), the UK-based development division for Acorn TV, has partnered with [email protected] TV to develop the first ever scripted biopic of iconic comedian Benny Hill. The series is in development as a 2×90 minute/4×45 minute title with Caleb Ranson (Midsomer Murders) writing the series. It will follow Hill’s life from the mid-1930s […]

DRG forms alliance with the Format Factory

DRG has formed a partnership with The Format Factory, a new unscripted sister company to [email protected] TV, launched by [email protected] founders and joint creative directors Barry Ryan and David Walton. DRG and The Format Factory will develop format ideas, which DRG will then look to place with broadcasters internationally. In addition, DRG will support The […]

Fighting the pirates

Illegal downloads and streams are directly impacting the TV business, but how far are they changing the distribution models of tomorrow, and what can be done to stop the flow? Robert Shepherd reports The global TV industry has always faced major challenges. Whether it was uncertainty surrounding digital switchover, the ongoing lack of diversity on […]