Historia


Corus sells Historia & Séries+ to Bell Media

Corus Entertainment is set to sell French-language channels Historia and Series+ to Bell Media for near C$200 million (US$160 million). The sale is still pending approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and the Competition Bureau. Corus will continue to own and operate the channels until the transaction is complete. “In the 18 months […]

Boat Rocker takes on Mountain Road library

Canadian distributor Boat Rocker Rights has secured worldwide distribution of local unscripted prodco Mountain Road Productions’ near-200-hour library. The deal comprises series such as 10x60mins Heavy Lifting, which was for French-Canadian network Historia and followed mobile crane operators; I Wrecked My House (pictured), a 14x30mins/1x60mins HGTV Canada home reno series; and Selling Big, a 26x30mins […]

News brief: RTVE order TCB’s Mega Food

Spanish pubcaster RTVE is among buyers of factual content from UK-based indie distributor TCB Rights. Among the deals, RTVE has acquired the 6x60mins Mega Food, which goes behind-the-scenes at some of the world’s busiest kitchens and comes from Steel Spyda. Thematic pay TV channel Historia has bought Twisted History, a WAGtv series that takes a […]

AMC Networks buys Chellomedia for $1bn

AMC Networks has reached an agreement to buy Liberty Global-owned channel operator Chellomedia for €750 million (US$1 billion). The deal hands US-based AMC an extensive array of channels that are distributed to nearly 400 million homes in 138 territories. Chellomedia is the international content arm of John Malone’s Liberty Global, while AMC has emerged a […]

The War Report

With the 100th anniversary of the most terrible conflict in world history coming in 2014, Jesse Whittock identifies the projects and producers that will shape World War I in the minds of a new generation of TV viewers. War programming has the unique power to shock, appall and intrigue in equal measures, hence its enduring […]

Bell’s $3.4bn Astral deal approved with conditions

Bell Canada Enterprises’ C$3.4 billion (US$3.2 billion) acquisition of rival Astral Media has been approved, but it must sell resulting holdings in local networksincluding Disney Junior and Cartoon Network. Canada’s media regulator the CRTC has greenlit to deal, which has been in the works for more than a year, providing BCE adheres to a series […]