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HBO Europe buys Breakthrough, Lionsgate dramas

Pay TV business HBO Europe has acquired dramas from North America’s Breakthrough Entertainment and Lionsgate. HBO Europe has tapped Santa Monica-based Lionsgate for a package of programming that will air across the Central and Eastern Europe region, the Nordics and Spain. These include high-rating Starz drama The White Princess, The White Queen and Graves. An […]

MGM in talks to buy out Epix partners

US studio MGM Holdings is reportedly in talks to buy Viacom and Lionsgate out of their joint venture entertainment cable channel Epix. Film firm MGM has been looking to build out its TV division, and an agreement to acquire the 81% of Epix it doesn’t own would go a long way to bolstering its capabilities. […]

Lionsgate ‘in talks to sell Epix stake’

Lionsgate Entertainment is reportedly set to offload its stake in US premium cable channel Epix to its joint venture partners, Viacom and MGM. According to Reuters citing unnamed sources, Lionsgate has initiated talks with MGM Holdings and Viacom’s film arm, Paramount Pictures, over a deal. Lionsgate has just completed its US$4.4 billion takeover of pay […]

Meg Ryan returns to TV drama with Epix

US premium cable channel Epix is to bring big screen star Meg Ryan back to television for the first time in more than 30 years. The network has commissioned Kapital Entertainment and Entertainment One to coproduce a small screen version of comedy Picture Paris, which is a 2011 short film about a woman obsessed with […]

Epix adds Tappan as scripted efforts expand

US premium cable channel Epix has appointed former Landscape Entertainment (Raven Rock) executive Ben Tappan to a new post of VP, scripted programming. This comes as the firm pushes firmly into original scripted series production under former Walt Disney and HBO drama executive Jocelyn Diaz. In the post, Tappan will report to executive VP, original […]