Gary Lico

Guilty pleasures

Murder. Bloodlust. Revenge. Jesse Whittock listens to testimony from leading executives and gathers evidence to deliver a verdict on why the true crime genre continues to deliver killer ratings A s the ultra-popular podcast Serial has demonstrated, the true crime genre continues to defy expectations. The mix of blood, horror and investigation has captivated middle-aged […]

Buyers circled CableReady before closure

DRG and Content Media Corp. were among those that came close to acquiring the assets of Canadian distributor before it decided to close operations yesterday, it is understood. The distributors both held talks with CableReady CEO Gary Lico (left) over a deal to take on the company’s assets after it had gone into Chapter 11 […]

CableReady loses personnel but reports buyer interest

CableReady, the US-based distributor that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has more than one potential suitor at due diligence stage of buying the company. Founder Gary Lico says there has been progress with the ongoing legal proceedings with a “partial agreement” reached with one major creditor. In terms of potential buyers for the […]

Lou Occhicone leaves CableReady

Lou Occhicone has left CableReady, the producer and distributor that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Occhicone was senior VP of operations at CableReady, overseeing daily operations and the sales staff as well as having responsibility for managing contracts. He was also involved in programme development having been an exec on CableReady’s Intersections series […]

Lico says CableReady has cut new programming deals, still in business

Gary Lico, the founder and boss of CableReady, has told customers and associates of the company that it is still in business and has cut several significant programming deals despite last week’s filing for bankruptcy protection. Lico wrote to contacts yesterday to clarify the situation following the Chapter 11 filing, announced last Friday (June 21). […]

CableReady files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

US-based distributor CableReady has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court. The company, run by industry veteran Gary Lico (above), said it had explored all options to stave off Chapter 11 including the sale of the business. Lico, a well-known industry figure and regular attendee at all international programming markets founded the […]

Crime, seen investigation

As factual crime shows go from strength to strength, TBI takes witness statements from channel controllers, distributors and executives. Tim Adler uncovers why crime pays. Wives With Knives. Born to Kill. Surviving Evil. All true-crime shows whose titles could have been ripped from the headlines of this morning’s tabloids. From serial killers bip-bopping around the […]

Cableready goes in search of treasure

US distributor Cableready is heading to Cannes with over 320 hours of programming, the most it has ever offered. Gary Lico’s company has also struck new deals for series including Lost Treasure Hunters and The Night Patrol as well as the US rights to documentary series Struggle for Justice. Lost Treasure Hunters is a 6x1hour […]