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UKTV makes another free-to-air move

UKTV is moving its Home channel from pay to free TV. Home will replace Dave Ja Vu, the Dave +1 channel, on the UK digital terrestrial platform, with that service moving to a new, as yet unspecified, free TV slot. The Scripps Networks Interactive- and BBC Worldwide-owned channels group said the homes and garden service will […]

UKTV takes channels to Freesat

UK multichannel programmer UKTV is to launch three of its channels on free-to-view satellite platform Freesat, marking a significant shift in the company’s platform strategy. Factual channel Yesterday, entertainment service Drama and female-focused reality channel Really will be available on the satellite service from later this month, bringing shows including Call the Midwife, Louis Theroux: […]

UKTV captures Born to Kill

Digital channel operator UKTV has acquired Born to Kill. The serial killer series will go out on UKTV’s factual channel Really after it picked up exclusive UK rights to the show. The true crime show looks at the early lives of notorious serial killers John Duffy and David Mulcahy, who murdered three women and raped […]

UKTV makes a date with Handsome Devils

UK digital channels group UKTV has prebought Handsome Devils, a ten-part doc series about murderers who use their good looks and charm commit their crimes. The series is produced by UK indie BriteSpark Films and will go out on UKTV’s Really channel. UKTV has also picked up Did He Do It?, a six-part docudrama about […]

Amazon launches third pilot season

Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the quintet of new shows. Amazon will solicit the thoughts of customers ahead of selecting which shows will be taken to series. Votes and comments are elements in the selection process, […]

Amazon to launch third pilot season this month

Amazon Prime Instant Video is launching its latest season of pilots in the US and UK on August 28. Later this month, Amazon Prime subscribers will be offered five pilots: half-hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and hour-long dramas Hand of God and Hysteria. Launching scripted drama and comedy pilots on the same […]

Amazon’s Q3 original video spend to hit $100m

Amazon is planning “significant growth” in its original content spend, increasing its investment in Prime Instant Video productions to more than US$100 million in Q3. Speaking on the firm’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon chief financial officer Tom Szkutak said: “We’re ramping up the spend from Q2 to Q3 significantly,” and adding: “It’ll also be […]

Amazon making Mena Suvari pilot with Universal

Amazon is making Hysteria, a new one-hour drama starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty). The pilot will be made by Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television, the TV arm of movie producer Alcon Entertainment. Suvari will play Dr. Logan Harlen, a medic investigating an epidemic that is spreading through her home town of Austin, Texas. […]

Amazon adds cable-style comedy to third pilot season

Amazon Studios has unveiled another show for its third pilot cycle – a “strikingly honest cable comedy” from comic Jay Chandrasekhar. Really comes from Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), who created, wrote and directed the pilot, and also stars alongside Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). It is produced with Main Street Films’ Craig Chang and Harrison Kordestani, and Jamie […]

North, Wills upped, Hornsey out in UKTV restructure

Multichannel operator UKTV has restructured its top-level team in a move that sees the departures of Clare Laycock and Steve Hornsey. Really, Home and Good Food general manager Laycock is moving to Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, where she will be channel head for its flagship entertainment network TLC, while Hornsey’s role as GM of […]