eOne expands pact with Private Eyes pair

Entertainment One Television has expanded its relationship with scritped producers Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan by securing a multi-year first-look deal. eOne first worked with prodco Piller Segan on Haven eight years ago, and recently teamed again for Jason Priestley procedural Private Eyes. The pair has now formalised the relationship by signing a deal. This […]

Presto goes Rogue with eOne dramas

Australian on-demand platform Presto has inked a new drama programming deal with Entertainment One Television. Expanding on an existing agreement that gave the SVOD service shows such as The Walking Dead, the deal comprises numerous titles. These include DirecTV crime drama Rogue, the TV adaptation of feature film The Firm, and supernatural thriller Bitten on […]

Paranomal series to debut on upcoming Syfy Oz

New paranormal series Haunting: Australia will be among the programmes broadcasting on the soon-to-launch Australian feed of NBCUniversal International’s Syfy channel. The show will make its debut on the net in February, a month after Syfy launches on January 1 on pay TV platform Foxtel. Haunting will follow paranormal investigator Robb Demarest (Ghost Hunters International) […]

Syfy launches catch up app, other NBCU nets to follow suit

NBCUniversal-owned US cable net Syfy has launched an app allowing viewers to watch shows a day after their TV transmission. NBCU said that its other cable networks will also launch branded catch-up apps soon. A Bravo app has already rolled out. The Syfy Now app is for Apple devices and downloadable through the App Store. […]

Whoopi Goldberg making Lifetime TV Movie, A+E to distribute

Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg will star in and executive produce a new Lifetime TV movie, A Day Late and a Dollar Short. A+E will sell the TV movie internationally as it adds new Lifetime content to its catalogue. The distributor is seeking to inject new life into the genre and has recently commissioned research that […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

ITV Studios poaches drama boss from NBCUniversal

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has recruited Fraser Robinson as VP, scripted acquisitions and coproductions. He joins from NBC Universal International Channels where he was director of scripted. At ITVS GE, the international division of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, he will report to Ruth Clarke, senior VP, acquisitions. She said: “Fraser joins us with a wealth […]

Entertainment One gets on board Philip Seymour Hoffman’s HBO show Upstate

Entertainment One (eOne) has become a coproduction partner on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s upcoming HBO series Upstate. The series, about a prison officer in the US, will be made by Seymour Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions and eOne. Michael Rosenberg will executive produce for eOne, which has previously worked with HBO on the Alexander Payne comedy series […]