Hell on Wheels

Investor offloads eOne stock, shares slide

A key investor in Entertainment One has offloaded almost 10% of the production and distribution group, causing a sharp decline in the company’s share price. Marwyn Value Investors completed the sale of 26.5 million eOne shares this week at £3.30 (US$5.15) a share, raising £87 million. The volume of shares equates to 9% of the […]

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 […]

Hell on Wheels joins MENA SVOD platform

AMC’s post-American Civil War drama Hell on Wheels has been picked up by a Middle East and North African-focused subscription on-demand platform. icflix has acquired the show from distributor Entertainment One Television and will launch in May. The platform already has eOne-sold shows including The Red Road, Welcome to Sweden and The Book of Negroes. […]

Head of US scripted at eOne stepping down

Michael Rosenberg, Entertainment One’s head of scripted TV, is stepping down, TBI has learned. Rosenberg will leave his post as executive VP, US scripted TV at the Canadian-US studio to return to the production sector. Rosenberg was upped from SVP to EVP in 2012 soon after the exit of previous drama chief Noreen Halpern. It […]

Final stop for AMC’s Hell on Wheels

AMC has called time on its Western period drama Hell on Wheels. The US network has ordered a fifth and final season of 14 episodes, though this will be split across the summers of 2015 and 2016. The first seven will hit screens next year, with the back seven coming the following year. AMC took […]

HBO, Discovery, SBS deals for eOne dramas

Indie studio Entertainment One has sold a batch of scripted series including Discovery drama Klondike to broadcasters such as HBO Nordic and SBS in the Netherlands. Klondike, the 6x60mins miniseries set in the US’s gold rush period, has been picked up by Discovery for its networks in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Central Eastern Europe, […]

Entertainment One to sell AMC scripted shows

Producer and distributor Entertainment One has agreed a distribution deal with AMC Networks and will sell content from the AMC and Sundance Channel internationally. The deal covers upcoming titles only. Distribution of AMC’s current roster of scripted series is tied up with, for example, Lionsgate selling Mad Men, Sony Pictures Television Breaking Bad and Endemol […]

Turner UK launching time-shifted TCM

Turner Broadcasting System is today launching a time-shifted version of pay channel TCM in the UK. TCM + 1 will be a 24-hour time shifted channel and will replace an existing eight-hour programming block on TCM2, which ran from 8pm – 4pm. TCM, which has expanded beyond classic movies and currently broadcasts shows such as […]

Cineflix clarifies position following strategic review

Cineflix has clarified that its Buccaneer Media joint venture is not part of the review that has seen it scale back its scripted division. The company added the producer has several projects in development for broadcasters in the US and the UK with news about these likely ahead of MIPCOM. Buccaneer was not part of […]

NBC pins hopes on Wall of Fame

US broadcast network NBC has ordered an eight-episode series of Endemol USA’s new gameshow series Wall of Fame. The programme, which launched at MIPTV in April, is an hour-long comedy show in which families answer trivia questions to win cash prizes. The twist is they can win more by guessing which celebrities on the titular […]