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Viceland orders first scripted series

Viceland’s Canadian feed has ordered its first scripted series. Nirvanna the Band the Show will comprise one of six new series from Canada that the network, which Vice operates locally with Rogers Media, has commissioned. The others are 16-part doc series Cyberwar, skateboard ten-partner Abandoned, eight-part Dead Set on Life, Indigenous community-themed RISE, and millennials-focused […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

Scorpion spotlights Paedophile Hunter

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has acquired rights to controversial Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter. The film aired on Channel 4 late last year to strong ratings. The doc followed controversial online vigilante Stinson Hunter, who poses as young children on social networking sites in order to identify men with paedophilic tendencies. The Paedophile […]