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Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

Celestial brings Lingerie Football League to Asia

Lionsgate and Saban’s Asian joint venture Celestial Tiger Entertainment has acquired TV rights to the Lingerie Football League (LFL), the event in which female athletes play American football in their underwear. Action from the LFL will be shown on CTE’s Kix action channel. The LFL, which is based in Las Vegas, launched in 2009 and […]

NBC inks first-look deal with America’s Got Talent host

NBC has agreed a first-look deal with NCredible, the production company of America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. The deal will give the broadcast network an option to take the production firm’s upcoming scripted and unscripted projects. NCredible, which is run by Cannon and Michael Goldman, makes Wild ‘N Out for MTV, the Halo Awards […]

ABC orders full season of Nashville

Country music drama Nashville is the latest US series to receive an order for a full season from ABC. This follows full season orders of Dan Fogelman comedy The Neighbors and freshman drama series Scandal. Nashville is produced and distributed by Lionsgate and is exec produced by The September Issue director RJ Cutler, Callie Khouri […]

Celestial Tiger hires Fox exec

Lionsgate, Saban and Celestial joint venture Celestial Tiger has hired Magdalene Cheung from Fox International Channels. She will be director of advertising sales at the Asian channel operator, a role she previously held at FIC. Celestial Tiger has also upped Annie Chan to director, affiliate sales. Before joining Celestial she worked at UK telco BT. […]

Lionsgate widens distribution pact with Celestial

Lionsgate and Celestial Tiger Entertainment have widened the scope of their programme sales pact. Celestial will now distribute Lionsgate content throughout China and Southeast Asia. The deal means that Celestial will be shopping Lionsgate TV titles including Anger Management and Weeds to broadcasters in China, Japan, Korean and the rest of the region. It will […]

Starz buys US$30m Titanic series

Starz Entertainment has acquired Titanic: Blood and Steel, the twelve-part miniseries about the ill-fated ocean liner.   The show will air on Starz’ Encore channel. Distributor Tandem Communications said that as well as the US deal, it has sold the series into fifty other territories including to NRJ12 in France, YLE in Finland, TV Norge […]

Anger Management triggers FX back order

US cable network FX has ordered 90 new episodes of Lionsgate’s Charlie Sheen-fronted sitcom Anger Management after its first 10 passed the ratings threshold. The move is good news for international broadcasters including Comedy Central in the UK, Canada’s CTV and Viasat across Scandinavia, which all acquired the series from international distributor Lionsgate before the […]

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