Jonathan Newman


BBCWW inks first children’s deal with Amazon

BBC Worldwide has acquired its first multi-year children’s licensing deal with SVOD service Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland. The deal will give subscribers in the region access to a raft of children’s TV series from CBeebies and CBBC, including Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Sarah & Duck, Charlie & Lola and Gigglebiz as […]

Nat Geo buys pair of Passion’s magic shows

The US National Geographic Channel has acquired two magic series from UK-based distributor Passion. Nat Geo has bought 4x60mins The Happenings (pictured) in which a pair of magicians convince unsuspecting residents in towns across the UK and US that mysterious events are occurring. It has also picked up season two of Dynamo: Magician Impossible, featuring […]

UKTV moving into international programme sales

Multichannel group UKTV will start to distribute some of its original shows directly and will be speaking to potential partners as soon as MIPTV, its head of programme distribution/strategy has told TBI. UKTV used to have a distribution output deal with BBC Worldwide, but in recent times has worked with a range of other distributors […]

Off the Fence inks UKTV distribution deal

Off the Fence has acquired 300 hours of content that it will sell internationally, including titles from UKTV and Fox’s regional channels. In the UK, OTF will be representing UKTV’s factual channel, Yesterday’s catalogue of one-off documentaries including Colditz – The Legend (pictured), Titanic: The Band That Played On, Royals At War, I Was A […]