Propagate


Propagate secures global sales rights to Showtime factual package

A+E Networks-backed producer and distributor Propagate has struck a deal to sell an array of documentaries and series from CBS-owned cabler Showtime around the world. Propagate will represent all available rights outside of North America to selected catalogue, current and upcoming Showtime titles including nine episodes of recently renewed Couples Therapy and Murder In The […]

Propagate scores distribution deal with Complex

Ben Silverman and Howard Owen’s Propagate has picked up international rights to series from youth-skewing media group Complex. The producer-distributor – whose global distribution arm is led by Cyrus Farrokh, president of international – has already sold around 95 hours of Complex content into Africa’s MultiChoice Group’s M-Net, which will air the programming on music […]

Propagate creates new role for Isabel San Vargas

Propagate has promoted Isabel San Vargas to the newly created role of president for production and operations. San Vargas will continue to report to co-CEO Howard T. Owens and president Greg Lipstone, who announced the news. Having previously served as executive VP, San Vargas will now oversee all aspects of production and operations, including international […]

Howard T. Owens spells out Propagate’s Asia ambitions

Ahead of his debut at the Asia TV Forum, Propagate Content co-founder Howard T. Owens tells TBI his plans to break into the Indian market and what’s to follow the business’s recent acquisition of Jane The Virgin (pictured) producer Electus. Manori Ravindran reports. Known for bringing hit formats such as Mexico’s Ugly Betty and the […]

Propagate develops Saudi-American title with Jack Ryan actress

Global indie studio Propagate has signed a development deal with actress Dina Shihabi (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) for a scripted series based on the Saudi-American experience. Habibti, the name of the title and a term of endearment in Arabic, is based on the experiences of Shihabi and her Saudi friends living in Los Angeles. The […]

Adapting audio: Why podcasts are making it big in TV

A string of networks from HBO to Amazon have adapted podcasts for the small screen, with many more set to come. Kaltrina Bylykbashi speaks to television producers and pod creators on what makes the platform so compelling. Since Serial launched in 2014, showing the potential of podcasts to engage mass audiences, there has been a […]

Propagate looks to Europe and invests in Incognita

Propagate is to invest in Edouard de Vésinne’s prodco, Incognita, as it looks to expand its European production efforts. Propagate and Incognita will package big dramas and movies for local and global audiences and look to serve as the premiere production partner for local broadcasters, cable players and OTT services. Cyrus Farrokh, president of international […]

Propagate gains backing from The Raine Group

Indie studio Propagate Content has secured “significant” financial investment from merchant bank The Raine Group. Propagate looks to use the investment to accelerate the company’s growth globally through the launch of innovative new ventures and targeted acquisitions. The studio is looking to expand its worldwide production, distribution and digital businesses, including the formation of a […]

Netflix’s Dawg Fight in Cannes with Propagate

US-based Propagate Global Distribution is debuting Netflix original documentary Dawg Fight at MIPTV. The 109-minute feature comes from director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) and looks at the career and life of MMA fighter Dhaffir Harris. Another highlight is Showtime doc Spymasters, a 1x120mins feature from Jules and Gedeon Naudet (9/11) and Chris Whipple (The Presidents’ […]

Electus hires UK-based European sales chief

Electus has poached Jonathan South from Televisa and he will head up its European operation. In the new London-based role South will work across sales, acquisition and coproduction. As senior VP and head of Europe at the IAC-backed producer and distributor South will run distribution in the UK, France and Nordics. He will also scout […]