Forman relaunches Relativity TV as Critical

Tom Forman has relaunched and rebranded the TV division of troubled US prodco Relativity as Critical Content. Former Relativity execs Forman and Andrew Marcus were behind a deal to separate Relativity’s TV division from that of the parent group, after Relativity Media entered bankruptcy proceedings. Anchorage Capital Group, Falcon Investment Advisors and Luxor Capital Group […]

US cable net Fuse relaunching

US cable channel Fuse is relaunching at the end of September with a new look and new programming line-up. The new-look Fuse starts on September 30 and will target a millennial demographic of ‘New Young Americans’, according to Fuse Media president Bill Hilary. He said: “In order to reach the multicultural, Millennial audience of trendsetters […]

Relativity files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Ryan Kavanaugh’s US film and TV indie studio Relativity has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy filing covers the movie business and the TV operation, which is run by Tom Forman (below) and makes series including Catfish, but not the company’s sports division or its joint venture operation with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. The […]

Screen Hits launching pilots streaming service

Screen Hits is preparing to launch a new online service that will allow consumers to stream a selection of TV pilots from around the world. The company runs a B2B and a B2C online marketplace, allowing both buyers and consumers to screen content from international content companies. The Pilot Showcase will launch on July 1 […]

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity gears up for TV distribution

Ryan Kavanaugh has told TBI that his media firm Relativity is gearing up to start selling its own TV shows internationally and plans to start doing so in time for the international launches of the just-announced Limitless and Act of Valor projects. Relativity’s hit series, Catfish, has been a hit on Viacom’s MTV and is […]