Shapiro exits Pivot as Rees takes over

US cable group has named a key marketing executive has general manager of millennial-focused Pivot, with president Evan Shapiro exiting as part of the change. Kent Rees has been promoted from executive VP, marketing, scheduling and operations at Pivot, which is becoming increasingly active in the international market since launch in August 2013. It recently […]

Tricon picks up content from Canadian producer Fusion TV

Canada-based producer and distributor Tricon Films & Television has acquired Fusion TV’s catalogue of unscripted programming and will sell it internationally. +++corrected version – Tricon has agreed a deal with Fusion TV the Canadian producer not Fusion the US cable network+++ Fusion is a Toronto-based indie. The Tricon deal gives the distributor international rights to […]

News brief: Sky’s Pick bags Henson’s Farscape

BSkyB-owned channel Pick TV has acquired cult sci-fi series Farscape from The Jim Henson Company. Sky has licenced the whole four season run of the show comprising 88 episodes from Henson, which produced the show in the 1990s. In the US, cable channel Pivot also runs Farscape, in which a freak accident transports an astronaut […]

New US cable net Pivot buys French comedy Bref

Lagardère Entertainment Rights has sold its French comedy series Bref to Pivot, the recently-launched US cable network. The series, which was produced by French indie My Box Productions, follows a 30 year old man, played by Kyan Khojandi, as he faces the ordinary grind of life. The US channel will put the show out in […]

New cable channel buys international comedy drama

An Australian comedy drama will anchor the launch evening of Participant Media’s new US cable channel Pivot. Please Like Me, which is inspired by the awkward real-life experiences of Aussie comic Josh Thomas, will launch on the channels’ debut evening on August 1 with six back-to-back episodes at 8pm ET. The first episode of the […]

Pivot attends Little Mosque

Upcoming issues-themed US cable channel Pivot has acquired all six seasons of Canadian comedy series Little Mosque,which features the lives of ordinary Muslims living the West. The deal for the Westwind Pictures-produced show gives Pivot six seasons comprising 91 episodes of the show, which first debuted on CBC. Little Mosque has met critical acclaim and […]