Wolf Creek to go Pop in US

Australian psychological drama Wolf Creek is heading to US cable channel Pop. Pop has licensed the one-hour drama from Lionsgate, which in turn has sublicensed distribution rights in Latin and North America from Zodiak Rights. Pop is a joint venture of Lionsgate and US broadcaster CBS focusing on entertainment, drama and unscripted formats. It will […]

CW programming exec joins CBS, Lionsgate net

US entertainment network Pop has added The CW’s alternative programming chief to its ranks, with Paul Adler leaving as a result. Justin Rosenblatt (pictured) is leaving his post as senior VP, alternative programming at the Warner Bros. and CBS-owned broadcast network to become executive VP, original programming and development at Pop. Adler, who has been […]

Unscripted pops for Banijay pre-market

Banijay International will debut original programming from US fan-focused cable channel Pop at MIPCOM following a recent output agreement. Among the highlights is Sing it On, an 8x60mins series from singer-songwriter John Legend and his Get Lifted Co. partners and Core Media Group. The docu-reality series is set in the competitive world of collegiate a […]

Banijay picks up John Legend’s Sing It On

Banijay has snagged international rights to Sing It On, the US reality series inspired by the movie Pitch Perfect, and produced by singer songwriter John Legend. The 8x1hr series goes out on CBS backed cable channel Pop in the US and, like the movie Pitch Perfect, follows the fiercely competitive world of a cappella singing. Five top-ranked […]

Schwartz upped as Wisnia exits CBS-Lionsgate net

Brad Schwartz has been named president of US cable channel Pop, with business development chief David Wisnia exiting in the reshuffle. The news comes less than two years after Schwartz joined the CBS- and Lionsgate-owned network to become president of entertainment and media. That hire was made as Wisnia was named president, business operations of […]

Sony buys Viasat channels from MTG

Sony Pictures Television has acquired the Viasat3 and Viasat6 free-to-air TV channels in Hungary from the Modern Times Group. The pair of entertainment channels will take SPT’s Hungarian offering to five and they will sit alongside the AXN, AXN White and AXN Black offerings in the Sony stable. Viasat3 is programmed with mainstream movies and […]

Sony kids channel hits Freeview

Sony Pictures Television-owned UK preschool net Tiny Pop is launching on the territory’s Freeview platform. The channel will go live on January 7, 2015, on Freeview channel 126. The network’s older-skewed sister channel, POP, already occupies the 125 slot. This comes after SPT acquired Tiny Pop’s parent broadcast group, CSC Media, earlier this year. “This […]

US cable net lands Schitt’s Creek

US cable net Pop, the rebranded TV Guide Network, has acquired Schitt’s Creek, the Canadian comedy series created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy. ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes the show and launched it internationally last week at MIPCOM. The series will be the first original comedy on Pop. The CBS and Lionsgate-owned net will […]

TV Guide Network rebranding as Pop next year

CBS Corp. and Lionsgate Entertainment network TV Guide Network is rebranding. The US cable net will become Pop next year, a network dedicated to “celebrating the fun of being a fan”. Launching in the first quarter of next year, Pop will have a line-up of more than 400 hours of “fan-fuelled” original programming, including the […]

Sony buys UK channels group

Sony Pictures Television has bought CSC Media Group, the UK channel operator. The deal, for an undisclosed amount gives Sony, CSC’s 16 ad-supported digital channels in the UK. Sony struck the agreement with CSC’s main backer, the private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. It gives SPT 100% of the UK company. CSC runs kids, music, […]