DocuBay snaps up LGBTQ+ titles from OUTtv

Documentary streamer DocuBay has acquired a package of LGBTQ+-focused documentary features from Canada’s OUTtv, the LGBTQ+ television network. The films cover a wide range of issues and are featured in DocuBay’s newest category called PrideBay, dedicated to films chronicling diverse and complex LGBTQ+ experiences.  The acquired titles include 19 and Homeless, transgender doc Why Go Through That?, surrogacy […]

LGBTQI+ net OUTtv heads to South Africa

OUTtv, a television network focused on the LGBTQI+ community, is set to launch in South Africa. OUTtv South Africa will broadcast as a pop-up channel from October 4 to November 4. Aimed primarily at South Africa’s large LGBTQI+ community, OUTtv SA will offer a mix of movies, drama, lifestyle, comedy, reality, music and travel shows. […]

Canadian LGBT net buys The Collection

Canadian specialty net Out TV has acquired The Collection, Amazon and France Télévisions’ period fashion drama. The series was part-funded by BBC Worldwide, which sells it internationally and struck the Canadian deal. LGBTQ-skewed pay TV net Out TV has first-window rights to the show, which was made by Worldwide-backed UK prodco Lookout Point and Pascal […]

New owners, CEO for Canadian LGBT net

A Canadian LGBTQ network has got a new majority owner and CEO. OUTtv has appointed Brad Danks as its CEO, while Vancouver-based private equity firm Stern Partners has secured majority ownership of the network. James Shavick will remain a shareholder and chairman of the board after ten years as CEO and majority owner. Shamsh Kassam, CFO […]

OWN buys Kate and Wills Royal Baby doc

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired one-off doc William, Kate and the Royal Baby, as one of a number of deals distributor Zodiak Rights has secured. With Kate Middleton set to give birth to a child this summer, OWN has taken the show, which comes from CB Productions and was produced for France 3. In […]