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Show of the week: Coroner

The crown jewel in Cineflix Rights’ growing scripted slate, Coroner has struck a chord in the market for procedurals – becoming the highest-rated drama debut on Canadian broadcaster CBC and the largest historical launch on Universal TV in the UK. Inspired by British writer M.R. Hall’s bestselling series of books, Coroner is a character-driven, hour-long […]

Hayu launches in three new European markets

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV-focused SVOD service, Hayu, has rolled out in three new European markets – the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The Benelux launch follows Hayu’s expansion into Canada in September and means that the on-demand offering is now available in 11 markets. NBCU hailed the expansion as “a key milestone”. Priced at €5.99 (US$6.83) […]

NBC’s Carnival reshuffles as Neame takes executive chair role

NBCUniversal International has named Gareth Neame as executive chairman of UK-based prodco Carnival Films. Neame, one of international drama’s most well known producers, will be upped from his previous role as managing director, which he has held since 2004. In the new role, he will continue to lead Carnival’s production pipeline and creative vision within […]

NBCU plans Nordic expansion for Hayu

NCBUniversal (NBCU) International is set to expand its reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, into the Nordics, in what it described as a “key milestone” for the service. The on-demand offering will launch first in Norway – in partnership with TV2 – during the fourth quarter of this year, before going live in Finland, Sweden and […]

NBCU’s Hayu agrees SVOD deal with Viacom

Reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, has agreed its first licensing deal with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for shows such as The Hills and Jersey Shore. The NBCUniversal (NBCU) International-owned on-demand service licensed a mixture of MTV and VH1 titles that it started to add to the service over the summer. The deal also includes […]

NBCU expands Donati’s role into kids, lifestyle

Comcast’s NBCUniversal International has appointed Duccio Donati to take on the newly created role of executive vice president for lifestyle and kids. Donati will report to Kevin MacLellan, NBCU’s chairman for global distribution and international. The position sees Donati broaden his on-going oversight of E! Entertainment Television outside the US, adding international responsibility for the […]

NBCU finds replacement for ex-UK chief McLeod

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has found its successor for long-serving, former managing director of the UK and emerging markets Colin McLeod. NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) chief marketing officer Lee Raftery has been named in the role, while also taking on an expanded marketing and programme post. He is in part replacing McLeod, who exited recently after […]

A+E buys NBCU out of German JV

A+E Networks is to acquire full control of its German joint venture, as it continues to consolidate its international operations. The deal will see NBCUniversal International Networks stepping back from A+E Networks Germany after a twelve-year joint venture. A+E Networks Germany operates the History and A&E channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechenstein and the […]

Altice wins Discovery, NBCU nets from Canal+

In a significant ramping up of its strategy to compete head on with French pay TV leader Canal+, cable and telecom group Altice has struck exclusive deals with NBCUniversal and Discovery and unveiled plans to launch a new premium channel dedicated to series and movies. Altice’s French operator SFR is launching a new premium TV […]

NBCU Intn’l, RTL, TF1 order first procedural

The international production arm of NBCUniversal and European powerhouse broadcasters RTL Deutschland and TF1 have greenlit Gone, the first international procedural resulting from the trio’s drama deal. The series will be based on the Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick and run to twelve one-hour episodes. Chris Noth, star of juggernaut US procedural Law & Order, […]

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