Amazon pushes further into All or Nothing territory

Amazon Prime Video is gearing up for the latest editions of its sports doc series All or Nothing, with three new series focused on football, college American football and rugby teams. The new commissions come ahead of the third season debut of NFL Films’ All or Nothing, which will follow the Dallas Cowboys. From the […]

TVNZ names new content bosses

Cate Slater has been upped to director of content and Andrew Shaw to deputy director. She replaces Jeff Latch who is leaving the broadcaster. He resigned in March after 23 years at TVNZ. Slater is a rights and distribution specialist having been at IMG in Europe and Australasia. She joined Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ in 2013 […]

IMG hires BBC exec for scripted push

IMG has hired Laura Andrews for a push into premium scripted. Andrews comes to IMG from BBC Worldwide’s New York office where she was senior manager, scripted sales and coproduction. In her new role she will be based in London and report to IMG’s head of entertainment sales and partnerships Gary Marenzi, and WME|IMG partner […]

Channel 4 lands Michael Moore’s Trump doc

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired Michael Moore in Trumpland, the new feature doc from the titular filmmaker. In Trumpland, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine filmmaker Moore takes his one-man show, which is broadly anti-Trump, into Ohio, the Republican presidential candidate’s heartland with the stated mission to ‘make America sane again’. The film is […]

Turner wants unscripted to Bloom with TBS/TNT hire

Turner has hired Michael Bloom to run development and production of unscripted at its TBS and TNT cable nets. Bloom has been working on the Turner and WME-IMG esports championship, Eleague, coverage of which is about to start on the linear TBS channel. Turner Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said his new role marked an effort to approach […]

IMG to sell BBC America drama

IMG is moving further into distribution by acquiring rights to new BBC America drama Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The show, which launches in autumn this year, follows on from IMG selling another BBC drama, The Night Manager, as it moved into TV programme sales. Dirk Gently… comes from BBC American part-owner AMC Studios, Asia’s […]

Amazon snags The Night Manager

Amazon has snapped up streaming rights to The Night Manager, the popular John le Carré adaptation that went out on the BBC in the UK and is on AMC in the US. The deal means Amazon Prime Instant Video subs in the UK, US and Japan will be able to stream or download the international […]

New deals for The Night Manager

The Night Manager will be on free TV in France and on a Chinese streaming service after IMG sealed new sales for the hit drama series as it launches in the US. The adaptation of the John le Carré novel of the same name generated big ratings for BBC One in the UK, averaging 6.3 […]

IMG Media wins the BAFTAs

The distribution arm of sports and media firm IMG has snagged a three-year deal to distribute the awards ceremonies organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). IMG Media will start selling the British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy Television Awards, the British Academy Games Awards and the British Academy Children’s […]

IMG agrees $2.3bn sale to WME

The owners of IMG have agreed to sell the sports rights and marketing business to talent agency William Morris Endeavor and its private equity partner Silver lake for US$2.3 billion. IMG is currently owned by Forstmann Little & Co., which acquired it for US$750 million in 2004 and it was put on the block in […]