SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

AMC acquires Rectify ahead of UK debut

AMC Networks International has confirmed is launching its AMC channel for the first time in the UK on August 28, exclusively via operator BT, and has bought drama Rectify ahead of the debut. AMC first revealed details of the exclusive carriage deal for its flagship channel in June, at the time targeting a September launch […]

Collier replaces Barnett at SundanceTV

AMC’s president, Charlie Collier, will add SundanceTV to his duties. By becoming president and general manager of the AMC Networks channel, he replaces Sarah Barnett, who was named president of BBC America last year. She has continued to run SundanceTV in the interim. He will continue with his president and GM at AMC, and reporting […]

Netflix buys ITV Studios dramas for Europe

Netflix has acquired several drama series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment for its services in the Benelux, France and Germany. The US-listed streaming service has picked up exclusive SVOD rights to five seasons of Irish gangster series Love/Hate (pictured), which goes out on RTE in Ireland. It has also bought Stephen Poliakoff period drama Dancing […]

The script for AMC International

With consumers and the TV industry fixated on high-end drama, TBI speaks to the people behind the new international AMC channel about bringing its brand of scripted cool to market. When US-listed channels group AMC Networks stumped up US$1 billion for Chellomedia’s channel portfolio last October, AMC was already part of the plan. In August, […]

AMC/Sundance buys Python reunion live show, Rectify

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has acquired the upcoming Monty Python reunion show, and exclusive rights to season two of drama series Rectify. The 1x120mins Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go has been picked up from Eagle Rock Entertainment. It will go out live on Sundance-branded channels in Latin America, the Middle East and […]

Sundance Channel to launch in MENA

The Sundance Channel is set to launch in the Middle East and North Africa thanks to a deal between AMC/Sundance Channel Global and regional pay TV operator OSN. The network will be available exclusively on OSN from tomorrow and will be available to subscribers of the operator’s Platinum HD and Premier HD packages. Sundance content […]

WE tv crosses Divide into scripted

AMC Networks’ female-skewed channel WE tv has become the latest to move into scripted programming with The Divide, a 10-part “exploration of personal morality”. Cable channels such as Discovery, History, OWN and BET have got in on the scripted act in the last few years and WE tv is now the latest to follow the […]

News brief: Rectify to return to global Sundance Channels

Sundance Channels across Europe and Asia have secured the 10x60mins second season of crime drama Rectify. The show, which premiered on Sundance Channel in the US, is coming to Sundance’s global channels in territories including Turkey, France, Iberia, Benelux and CEE following a deal with distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The show follows a man […]

Rectify gets second season order

Critically acclaimed drama series Rectify has received a second season order from Sundance Channel. The weekly drama is the US cable net’s first original series and bowed on the cable net late last month. The first season comprises six one-hour episodes while season two will stretch to ten. The series follows the life of Daniel […]