Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Superheroic acts

Ahead of another season of fresh US studio dramas, Jesse Whittock investigates the role superhero programming will play as different forms of the genre proliferate on channels and platforms around the world “Nearly every major network in the US has a superhero show,” observes one senior European acquisitions executive. Recent broadcast seasons in the US […]

Canada’s latest OTT service buys Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

CraveTV, the low-cost Canadian OTT service that launched this week, has acquired US hit drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. CraveTV, which was formerly known as Project Latte, is run by telco and media company Bell. In Canada it airs on free-to-air net CTV, which is owned by Bell. CraveTV has taken exclusive SVOD rights. Marvel’s […]

Toggle scores Disney SVOD deal

Singaporean OTT service Toggle has scored a multiyear SVOD deal with The Walt Disney Company. Under terms of the pact, selected series from Disney-owned ABC Studios such as Revenge, Scandal and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will run on the MediaCorp-owned Toggle Prime branded subscription service. Furthermore, Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies such as Iron Man […]

Thrones most illegally shared US show, CBS hardest hit network

New research into illegal file sharing shows that over the course of one week a raft of top scripted series were being shared by 3.7 million users around the world via the peer-to-peer BitTorrent network. Anti-piracy tech firm Ceg Tek conducted the research ahead of the Cable Show, the cable industry trade show that is […]

Disney boss: Netflix ‘great fit’ for new Marvel shows

Disney’s chairman and CEO Bob Iger has said placing five Marvel Universe shows exclusively with streaming service Netflix represents a “great opportunity” for both companies. Yesterday, news broke Netflix had greenlit Disney-owned Marvel Television and ABC Television Studios to produce four series and a miniseries – a deal described by the parties as “unprecedented”. The […]

Digiturk launches sci-fi channel Dizimax

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk has launched a new sci-fi channel, Dizimax Sci-Fi HD. The channel offers a raft of sci-fi series dubbed into Turkish or with Turkish/English subtitles and Digtiturk is offering customers the premium service free for a month. It has acquired a slew of new and classic sci fi series for the […]

FIC Asia cuts major programming deal with Disney

Fox International Channels has acquired a package of new Disney-distributed TV series for its channels across Asia. The deal between FIC and Disney Media Distribution gives the channel operator first pay TV window rights to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Trophy Wife and Killer Women. FIC already has a movie […]

Channel 4 buys Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from Disney

Channel 4 has acquired US superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The UK free-to-air broadcaster beat off competition to land the US show and said it will launch it soon after it debuts in the US as part of broadcast net ABC’s fall schedule. Featuring characters from the Avengers movies, the series is from Joss […]

Disney XD renews Ultimate Spider-Man

US kids cable channel Disney XD has renewed its animated superhero series Ultimate Spider-Man for a third time. The new run of the Marvel Television-produced show, which makes up part of Disney XD’s Marvel Universe programming block, was revealed during a Marvel-branded panel at Comic Con International this past weekend. The new season will include […]

FIC powers up with S.H.I.E.L.D. deal

Fox International Channels has acquired Disney-distributed US scripted series including the much-hyped superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its Spanish channels. Along with Marvel Television and ABC Studios-produced S.H.I.E.L.D., the deal also gives FIC Spanish broadcast rights to Josh Holloway-fronted Intelligence, Bradley Whitford comedy Trophy Wife, procedural Killer Woman, lottery winner drama Lucky 7 […]