TBI Weekly: Uncertainty ahead for DHX

After weak quarterly financials, Canada’s DHX Media is eyeing a sale or merger of the business, which owns kids hits from the Teletubbies to In the Night Garden. The move was a shock to the wider children’s TV community. The Canadian company’s revenue of C$298.7 million (US$239 million) missed analysts lowest estimates for its fourth quarter […]

Sky doc World’s Most Evil Killers head to RTL

German free TV giant RTL has prebought Sky UK’s World’s Most Evil Killers. The true crime series is being produced by UK indie Woodcut Media for Sky’s free-to-air Pick channel and will debut later this year. Pick ordered two separate but related shows Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers. Keshet International, which is distributing, has […]

Evil Killers let loose on Sky channel

Pick, the UK free-to-air channel run by pay TV specialist Sky, has greenlit two true crime series: Britain’s Most Evil Killers and World’s Most Evil Killers. With true crime series and channels performing well on UK and international channels, Pick placed the double order with Woodcut Media, the UK indie run by Kate Beal. Keshet […]

Sky picks Content horror drama

UK digital terrestrial channel Pick has acquired US-Canadian horror drama Slasher from London-based distributor Content Television. The eight-part show will make its UK debut on Tuesday, May 10 in a 10pm slot. Canadian indie produced Slasher for compatriot Super Channel and US thematic network Chiller. The anthology series follows a women who moves back to […]

Sky’s Pick orders Monkey Life

Sky has commissioned a new series of Monkey Life and bought two earlier seasons of the wildlife doc series for its free-to-air channel Pick. Pick (fka Sky 3) has acquired 20x30mins of the finished Monkey Life series from independent distributor TCB Media Rights. It has also ordered a new, eighth, season of the show, which […]

Netflix among those joining Z Nation

Netflix has taken worldwide on-demand rights to zombie drama Z Nation, becoming one of a number of buyers of the Dynamic Television-sold show. Netflix is joined in acquiring the show by Pick in the UK, Universal Networks International in Australia and Germany, RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France, AXN Italy, Leone Film Group, Telenet […]