Canal+ and Space the first buyers of BBC Worldwide’s Atlantis

BBC Worldwide has agreed the first presales for upcoming mythological drama Atlantis. Premium French pay broadcaster Canal+ and Canadian specialty channel Space have both bought the series, which is produced by the team behind fantasy series Merlin. The show will air on the BBC in the UK and on Worldwide’s US cable channel BBC America. […]

BBC America explores Atlantis

BBC America has come onboard a 13-part BBC fantasy drama from execs behind UK scripted series Merlin and Misfits set around the mystical city of Atlantis. Misfit’s Howard Overman and Merlin’s Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps are all creators and executive producers on Atlantis, which will broadcast as part of US cablenet BBC America’s Supernatural […]

Sonar Entertainment launching paid-for YouTube channel

Sonar Entertainment launching a paid-for YouTube channel, Minis + Movies. The TV movie and series producer and distributor will programme the US service with titles from its 500-title catalogue. It will include classic and contemporary miniseries and full-length two-hour TV movies. The channel launched this week and a monthly subscription costs US$1.99. A yearly sub […]

FremantleMedia inks ProSieben, RTL and raft of German deals

FremantleMedia International has announced a slew of sales to German broadcasters. The distributor has inked a deal with Gemany’s largest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 for titles including Jamie Cooks Summer, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and Lisa Kudrow web series Web Therapy (pictured). The shows will air on female-skewing digital channel […]