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Throop: TV, Family staying strong for eOne

The CEO of Canada-based Entertainment One, Darren Throop, has lauded the performance of the studio’s television and family divisions, as the film unit continues to drag on company financial results. eOne yesterday posted a trading update for the nine months to December 31, 2015, saying revenues were down 3% year-on-year, mainly due to a 14% […]

eOne ties Rookie Blue producer to deal

Entertainment One Television has hooked long-term production partner ICF Films into a new multi-year agreement. Producer Ilana Frank’s ICF coproduces ABC procedural Rookie Blue (pictured) which has run for 74 episodes, and CTV’s Saving Hope, which has run for 67, with mini-studio eOne. Under terms of the new pact, eOne will serve as studio, deficit […]

eOne adds veteran Bocaccio to scripted team

Entertainment One Television has named veteran production executive Gerard Bocaccio, who worked on Discovery’s first scripted show Klondike, as its senior VP, US scripted development. Based in LA, he is charged with developing eOne’s scripted programming slate for the US market. He will report to eOne’s executive VP, US scripted television, Michael Rosenberg, who said: […]

Entertainment One reports results, pays dividend

Entertainment One has reported overall sales growth at its TV division for the year to end-March. There was a decline in the proportion of TV revenues contributed by the production and sales department as the family division, which includes the Peppa Pig property, took a larger overall revenue share. Production and programme sales accounted for […]

HBO, Discovery, SBS deals for eOne dramas

Indie studio Entertainment One has sold a batch of scripted series including Discovery drama Klondike to broadcasters such as HBO Nordic and SBS in the Netherlands. Klondike, the 6x60mins miniseries set in the US’s gold rush period, has been picked up by Discovery for its networks in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Central Eastern Europe, […]

Digital drives eOne results

Entertainment One has reported strong quarterly results with group revenues up 40% year-on-year. The TV and film producer and distributor said that digital revenues had doubled in the year to date and they now comprise more than 20% of the group total. The highlights on the TV side of the business include renewals for scripted […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]