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FYI drives off with Barcroft Studios, TCB Media Rights series ‘Ultimate Rides’

A+E Networks’ US cablenet FYI has boarded a co-production with Barcroft Studios and distributor TCB Media Rights for a show that explores unique vehicles. Ultimate Rides (20 x 30 minutes) promises to “take viewers up close and personal with some of the world’s most incredible vehicles” and will air as part of the Drive strand […]

A+E launches first int’l digital studio in Singapore

A+E Networks has begun rolling out digital studios outside of the US, under the A+E Digital International initiative, with its first launch in Singapore. The prodco’s full-service, integrated creative and content creation units will specialise in producing original short- and mid-form digital content themed around network brands and those of its partners. In Asia, these […]

Paul Greenberg departs A+E’s FYI to launch video consultancy

A+E Network’s FYI channel head, Paul Greenberg, is departing from the company to launch a digital video consulting firm, Butter Works. Greenberg confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday, after Variety first broke the story. Gena McCarthy will replace Greenberg, who has been executive VP and general manager of US network FYI for two years. She […]

Bennett exiting History to create prodco

History chief Jana Bennett is to leave A+E Networks to create a London- and New York-based production company. A+E CEO Nancy Dubuc told staff Bennett had informed her of the plan to launch a new business earlier this spring. Former BBC Worldwide channels chief Bennett has been with History parent A+E for nearly four years, […]

A+E names international programming chief

A+E Networks has upped Laura Fleury to head of international programming, giving her a remit across channels including History, FYI, Crime + Investigation and free-to-air net Blaze. She will oversee global programming, covering A+E’s originals for the international market, coproduction and acquisitions. Fleury will also coordinate the international networks collaboration with their US counterparts and […]

Married at First Sight heads to France

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of edgy marriage format Married at First Sight. The RTL-owned French channel will make the French version itself through its in-house Studio 89 division. The show has proved popular on FYI and its sister net A&E in the US and is also currently going out on […]

FYI preps trip to Downton Shabby

US cable net FYI will debut a new home renovation series next month, Downton Shabby. Playing on the title Downton Abbey, the series will swap the English country home setting of the hit British period drama, and instead follow renovation and design experts, Frank and Sherry Fontana. The couple will travel across the US making […]

FYI channel to launch in India

A+E has rolled out its FYI channel in the Indian market. The lifestyle net was launched after A+E rebranded its Bio service, and it has been rolling it out internationally since. The new female-skewed channel will be run by the A+E and TV18 joint venture and will be available in Hindi, Telegu and English. There will […]

Loud, Frantic form strategic pact

Leftfield Entertainment’s Loud TV and Canadian prodco Frantic Films have struck a strategic programming partnership for the North American markets. The pair will develop and produce programming together. New York-based Loud, which is ultimately part of the UK’s ITV, will lead operations in the US, with Toronto’s Frantic spearheading Canadian sales. Loud is behind series […]

Corus in ‘game-changing’ C$2.7bn Shaw deal

Toronto-listed Corus Entertainment is to pay C$2.65 billion (US$1.86 billion) to buy rival Shaw Media. This marks the latest round of top-level consolidation in the Canadian television and telecommunications market, coming under three years after Corus rival Bell Media bought Astral Media for C$3.4billion and during the emergence of DHX Media as a new major […]

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