Hat Trick International

News round-up: Newen snags Paramount’s ‘Serial Killers’; NPO, Amazon extend Hat Trick deals; FilmRise buys BuzzFeed Studios library

Newen snags Paramount’s Serial Killer’s Wife Newen Connect has acquired distribution rights to Clapperboard Studio’s and BlackBox Multimedia’s thriller The Serial Killer’s Wife ahead of MIPCOM. The show was ordered by Paramount+ for its UK and Irish service, with the 4 x 60-minute series tracking a man’s arrest for the murde of his assistant. The […]

UK’s Channel 4 & TVNZ board Oz obs-doc ‘Police Rescue Australia’

Channel 4-owned FTA-channel More 4 in the UK and TVNZ in New Zealand have struck pre-sale deals for obs-doc series Police Rescue Australia with distributor Hat Trick International. The 6 x 60-minute series, produced by Sydney-based indie Lune Media, will make its premiere on Channel 9 in Australia on 29 May. The action centres on the […]

Show of the week: Strangers On A Plane

Holidays are meant to be a relaxing experience, but this new reality format sees five people sacrifice their downtime by placing their plans into the hands of total strangers. In this stripped daytime series, five holiday-goers pack their bags for the same popular holiday destination. Once settled, they’ll each take control of an action-packed 24 […]

NPO, Cosmote & RTÉ ink pre-sales for Mercurio thriller ‘Payback’

European broadcasters NPO Netherlands, Cosmote Greece and RTÉ Ireland have struck pre-sale deals for Payback, the new crime thriller from Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television. The 6 x 60-minute crime thriller, distributed by Hat Trick International, is written by Debbie O’Malley and is set to debut on ITV1 in the UK this autumn. It follows the story […]

PBS brings ‘DI Ray’ to the US as Jed Mercurio-produced drama lands global sales

PBS in the US has picked up both seasons of DI Ray for broadcast across its stations and streaming services, among a slew of new international deals for the US crime drama. The multi-rights deal with Hat Trick International will see PBS Distribution take the 10 x 60-minute series broadcast across PBS’s 330-plus member stations […]

Lionsgate, SPT & Newen join The London TV Screenings

Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Newen Connect, Eccho Rights and Viaplay Content Distribution are among new additions to the schedule for The London TV Screenings, which takes place 27 February to 3 March. The five companies take the total number of hosts to 26, with each carving out time in the calendar to deliver a mixture […]

MIPCOM round-up: Hat Trick boosts format slate; Quintus brings factual line-up; Silverlining shares offering    

Hat Trick boosts format slate UK-based Hat Trick International has added two new entertainment formats to its MIPCOM line-up – Strangers On A Plane from Strawberry Blond for Channel 4 and Screen Grab from Beezr for BBC Scotland. Strangers On A Plane is a stripped entertainment format which sees five strangers compete to prove they can holiday better than […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

Sales Talk: Hat Trick Intl’s Sarah Tong on acronyms & ‘Ozark’s return

Buyers, hungry for new content, are making their way to the UK capital for meetings, presentations and drinks – or logging on from across the globe – all this week, as London TV Screenings gets underway tomorrow. With so many new productions being showcased, TBI has been checking in with execs from international distributors of all sizes […]

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