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eOne merges Canuck factual prodcos

Entertainment One is combining its Canadian factual prodcos Paperny and Force Four, resulting in the exits of senior execs from both sides. Both prodcos will be positioned under the Entertainment One Television banner following the process, which will take place in coming months, according to Ontario-headquartered eOne. Paperny Entertainment’s long-serving executive VP, Cal Shumiatcher, will […]

BBCWW takes Pests and Rich Kids into Africa

Passion Distribution has shopped a raft of content to BBC Worldwide in the wake of the recent Discop Africa market. Worldwide acquired a package that includes Rich Kids of Social Media and UKTV’s pest control series Deadliest Pests Down Under (pictured) for its channels in the region. The deal also included Firecracker Films’ one-off Channel 4 […]

eOne buys Naked & Afraid prodco

Entertainment One Television has added to its stable of unscripted prodcos after taking control of Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83. The deal gives eOne 65% of the US-based indie, which David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (pictured) created in 1994. Renegade 83 now sits alongside the likes of Force Four Entertainment, Paperny Entertainment and The […]

eOne buys Naked & Afraid prodco

Entertainment One Television has added to its stable of unscripted prodcos after taking control of Naked & Afraid producer Renegade 83. The deal gives eOne 65% of the US-based indie, which David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe (pictured) created in 1994. Renegade 83 now sits alongside the likes of Force Four Entertainment, Paperny Entertainment and The […]

eOne forecasts growth on TV, Peppa sales

Entertainment One has pointed to significant growth in its TV sales and Peppa Pig units in a trading update. Full year earnings are expected to be ahead of management expectations following strong numbers reported this morning. This comes after AIM-listed eOne revealed an ambitious plan to double in size in the next five years. eOne’s […]

eOne seeks Canuck chief after upping O’Brien

Entertainment One is seeking a Canadian television chief after previous incumbent Margaret O’Brien was promoted to a new corporate development role. O’Brien has been named executive VP, corporate development, a role that will see her oversee M&A across the eOne group, which comprises film and TV assets. She joined eOne in 2008 when the company […]

eOne aims to double size as profits grow

Entertainment One has outlined a plan to double its size in the next five years, as its half-yearly results saw profits grow but revenues slip. The plan was unveiled as Canada-based, UK-listed eOne reported unaudited profits before tax for the six months to September 30 of £2.4 million (US$3.75 million), up 100% on the £1.2 […]

eOne buys Canuck factual firm Paperny for $27m

Entertainment One has landed Timber Kings producer Paperny Entertainment in a deal worth C$29.2 million (US$27.2 million). Vancouver-based unscripted Paperny is best known for shows like HGTV’s Timber Kings, Discovery Channel Canada’s Cold Water Cowboys and Chopped Canada for Food Network. eOne is paying approximately C$14.5 million in cash and issuing 2,571,803 common shares to […]

News brief: ProSieben cuts Timber Kings deal

German channel ProSieben has acquired Paperny Entertainment-produced unscripted series Timber Kings from Passion Distribution. The 10x60mins series will go out on the ProSiebenMaxx channel and VOD platform Maxdome along with another new Passion show, season two of Weather Channel series Prospectors. Passion has also made other deals in Germany. It has sold 53 hours to […]