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Deal Monitor: 16 programming deals at a glance

In a week that began with MIPCOM recuperation and the news TV titan Time Warner was being sold to telecoms giant AT&T, telly companies have quietly been getting on with their post-market deal-making. One major deal announced Thursday saw Chinese state-owned children’s channel CCTV-14 acquiring Kate & Mim-Mim (season one) and Tree Fu Tom (s1-2), […]

E! Asia begins Ultimate Countdown

NBCUniversal-owned E! Asia has acquired a 16x45mins celebrity countdown series from France’s Prime Entertainment Group. Ultimate Countdown has already sold to E! in Germany, and will join other channels such as SIC in Portugal and Movies Now in India in broadcasting it. The show counts down entertainment-themed lists such as ‘Best Celebrity Arrests’ and ‘Sexiest […]

BBC Worldwide, Spiegel strike partnership

BBC Worldwide and Spiegel have inked a deal that will see the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster provide a range of programming to the German publishing group’s TV channels over several years. The agreement will see Spiegel take a large number of factual titles from the BBC’s commercial arm for its Spiegel Geschichte and […]

beIN launches movie and entertainment channels

Sports and entertainment network beIN has expanded its platform with the launch of a range of movie and entertainment channels in the Middle East and North Africa. Announcing the move, beIN said that it is launching 24 entertainment channels in HD and that the company is positioning itself as a “comprehensive pay TV entertainment player” […]

News brief: Alhurra buys Prime content

US-operated Arabic-language channel Alhurra TV has acquired 208 episodes of celebrity and entertainment programming from France’s Prime Entertainment Group. The package comprises 104 episodes of Hollywood News Feed and 104 of Zoom In, and covers 28 territories. The Arabic versions of the shows will be available two days after the English-language originals.

Netflix deal monitor: 2015 so far

Streaming service Netflix may be losing market share to Amazon in the US, but has started 2015 with a bang, acquiring numerous series and movies and continuing its rapid international roll out. As new research shows the SVOD player spends more on content than the BBC, HBO and Discovery, TBI takes a look at the […]

News brief: Netflix renews Prime Hollywood deal

US-listed streaming service Netflix has renewed a deal with Paris-based distributor Prime Entertainment Group. The new programming deal, which covers the US and Canada, gives Netflix 20×52 series Hollywood’s Best Film Directors. The series profiles well known directors including The Farelly Brothers, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson and Jon Favreau. The deal builds upon a previous […]

Russian, Dutch channels take Prime content

Stream Television in Russia and four Dutch broadcasters have acquired content from Paris-based Prime Entertainment Group. Stream, which operates thematic pay TV channels in Russia and the CIS countries, deal hands it programming on fishing, horse-riding and others. The Dutch deals see Liberty Global license weekly entertainment series Hollywood News Feed for its Film 1 […]

News brief: Foxtel explores Hollywood’s Best Film Directors

Australian pay TV platform Foxtel has acquired factual entertainment series Hollywood’s Best Film Directors. Foxtel will run the 78x26mins series on its Bio channel after acquiring the show from Paris- and LA-based Prime Entertainment Group. “The show has been doing very well worldwide and has been a big success on major movie networks like HBO, Universal, […]

News brief: HBO Asia orders more Hollywood on Set

HBO Asia has acquired more episodes of movie series Hollywood on Set. The pay TV channel will transmit another 52x26mins series of the show, which is distributed by France-based distributor Prime Entertainment Group, across its channel in 23 territories in Asia. HBO already has the show, which goes behind the scenes of big movies, for […]