Power put up for sale after strategic review

Power is on the block, with the UK-based producer and distributor’s South African owners selling the business following a strategic review, TBI can reveal. Power CEO Susan Waddell has stepped down but will assist with the sale on a consultancy basis. A source at one major UK distributor told TBI it had been offered the […]

Stan feels Power, adds Ash

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has bought Starz series such as Power and the upcoming Ash Vs Evil Dead. The deal for the aforementioned shows and ballet drama Flesh & Bone are exclusive and represent a debut in the market for the trio. Stan made the first two episodes and all of season one of […]

Power sets up UK-Canada period tech drama

White Pine Pictures, STV Productions and Power are joining forces to produce Wire Men, a period drama about the invention of the telephone and the rivalry between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. Chronicling the early tech war against the backdrop of America’s race to become the industrial and technological leader of the world, the […]

News brief: UKTV buys Crusoe, Pinocchio

British multichannel operator UKTV has bought three scripted series from UK-based distributor Power. Scripps Networks International- and BBC Worldwide-owned UKTV has acquired the 13x60mins Crusoe, 2x120mins Pinocchio and 1x120mins A Bear Named Winnie (pictured). “We are pleased that there continues to be an appetite for these one of a kind classics, not only in the […]

Lat Am nets power up with movie packages

Broadcasters in Latin America have bought movie packages and miniseries from UK-based distributor Power. Latin American Independent Network in Mexico has bought 25 TV movies and miniseries for its Channel 28 net, with shows including A Bear Named Winnie and Love’s Unending Legacy. Also in Mexico, MSV Cable has bought all five End of the […]

New Worlds for Super Channel, M-Net

Big-budget period drama New Worlds has sold to channels in Canada and pan-Africa. The Power-distributed miniseries, packaged in 4x60mins and 2x120mins formats, has gone to Super Channel in Canada and pan-African pay TV channel provider M-Net. Power also closed home entertainment deals in the US, Canada and Thailand. The show has already licensed to SBS […]

Shomi bags premium Starz shows

Upcoming Canadian SVOD service Shomi has acquired a package of premium shows from Starz Digital Media, the on-demand licensing arm of US network Starz. The deal includes New York crime drama Power, which rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson executive produces, LeBron James’ upcoming basketball-themed comedy Survivor’s Remorse, pirate drama Black Sails, David S. Goyer’s Da […]

Power’s Whiteman resurfaces at Marvista

Andrew Whiteman has joined US-based producer-distributor Marvista Entertainment following his exit from UK-based Power, which TBI broke news of in July. Whiteman (left) is one of two appointments Marvista has made as part of a push into European programme sales. Former IMC Vision and current World Wide Entertainment sales director Rod Rodrigo (below, right )has […]

Power hunts distribution chief after sales restructure

UK-based producer-distributor Power is hunting a head of sales following the departure of the long-serving Andrew Whiteman as part of a restructure. Head of sales, planning and operations, Whiteman was with Power since 1998, and was promoted to his most recent role in 2010 upon Sabido Group’s acquisition of the firm. He has exited the […]

Power exec producer signs Starz deal

David Knoller, who is executive producer on Starz’s urban drama Power, has signed a two-year overall deal with the premium cable channel. Under terms of the pact, Knoller will focus on writing, producing and directing. The deal reunites Knoller with former HBO colleagues Chris Albrecht and Carmi Zlotnik, whom he worked with while producing and […]