Morayniss extends eOne tenure

Entertainment One Television’s CEO, John Morayniss, will remain in the post for at least three more years. Moryaniss has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the Toronto-headquartered company through 2018. He took up the post in 2008 on the inception of eOne’s television business, and has since then grown revenues from […]

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 […]

Beyond Duck Dynasty…

Stuart Carter, Pioneer Productions So what would you do if you suddenly won US$1 million dollars on the lottery? To help give you some ideas, one million is enough to buy you a Pagani Huayra supercar capable of 230mph. Very tempting. A Hublot Big Bang watch (hideous but there are those that buy them) or […]

Discovery Channel gets 3.4 million for Klondike

The Discovery Channel’s first scripted miniseries, Klondike, has delivered solid debut ratings of 3.4 million viewers. The three-part Gold Rush drama premiered on Monday on US cable, and stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Lie to Me) and Sam Shephard (August: Osage County) as fortune hunters in the […]

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, […]

Klondike star Cornish take trip to Cannes

Abbie Cornish, who stars in Discovery’s first scripted series Klondike, will be in Cannes to promote the miniseries with distributor Entertainment One. Greg Poehler from upcoming TV4 comedy Welcome to Sweden, and Michael Gross from Call Me Fitz will also be on hand to meet buyers at the eOne stand at MIPCOM. Three part, six-hour […]

Discovery orders second factual drama mini

Discovery Channel is developing a miniseries based on the Scottish legend of William Wallace – its second scripted series after Klondike. Currently known as Untitled William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Project (WT), it is based on Nigel Tranter’s historical books. It will follow the lives of Scottish patriots Wallace and Robert Bruce and their […]

Revenues and profit up sharply at eOne

Entertainment One has posted strong full-year results with double-digit increases in revenue and profit. The UK-listed company said that it invested 6% more year-on-year in TV programming (excluding kids)  in the year to end-March, taking the total to £79.7 million. The TV division, which covers scripted, reality and kids programme production and distribution, recorded revenue […]

Discovery revenues up, will take Netflix option

Discovery has reported healthy revenue and profit increases across its international channels. First quarter revenues also edged up across the company’s domestic channels business, but year-on-year profits were down 5%. First quarter revenues at international networks were US$444 million and profit was US$184 million, a 17% and 8% increase respectively. Advertising revenue was up 23% […]

Shooting Starz

Starz has built a solid slate of original programmes in recent years with the Spartacus franchise a cornerstone. As that comes to an end the cable network is looking at ordering more contemporary stories as well as sci-fi to sit alongside its high-end historical drama. Managing director Carmi Zlotnik tells TBI about the original programming […]