NBCUniversal buys into Canuck prodco

NBCUniversal International Television Production has acquired a stake in Canadian producer Lark Productions. The move formalises a four-year strategic production partnership NBCUI has had with Lark, which creates the Real Housewives of Vancouver format for Shaw and crime series Motive for CTV. Under terms of the deal, NBCUI becomes a minority shareholder in Lark and […]

SBS Discovery cuts NBCUniversal deal

The Finnish arm of SBS Discovery has agreed a programming deal with NBCUniversal. The agreement with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution gives SBS Discovery’s TV5 and Kutonen channels a raft of movies and TV series. TV series covered by the deal include Chicago Fire (pictured), Go On and Motive. Movie titles include Fast & Furious 5 […]

Universal Channel UK buys NBCU-distributed procedural Motive

Universal Channel has picked up UK rights to US crime drama Motive. The detective series, which stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing) and Louis Ferreira (Stargate Universe), was an original for Canadian broadcaster CTV and was subsequently picked up by US broadcast net ABC. The Universal cable channel will be the first broadcaster in the UK […]