Matt Hanna

US net buys ITV’s Beowulf

US cable channel Esquire Network has acquired ITV reimagining of the Beowulf story. Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands will debut exclusively in the US early next year following its launch on ITV on UK commercial television. The 13x60mins show is one of distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s big MIPCOM launches. It stars Kieran Bew (Da […]

NBCU net acquires Canal+’s Spotless

NBCUniversal’s cable channel Esquire Network has acquired Canal+ Originale drama Spotless. The dark 10-part drama comes from Germany-based Tandem Productions, whose parent Studiocanal, is part of the Canal+ Group. Studiocanal is also the show’s distributor. Though the series, shot in English and set in London, has finished its first run on French pay TV, Esquire […]

Esquire Network staffs up

NBC Universal-owned US cable channel Esquire Network has made a trio of hires, all from other NBCU channels. The fledgling net launched on September 23, replacing NBCU’s female-skewed Style Network. It has recruited Dave Serwatka as vice president, current programming, Jamie French as vice president, communications and Marta Harmon as VP, marketing. Serwatka will oversee […]