Scorpion TV


Sales round-up: Cineflix sells to Nordics, Scorpion strikes Landmark sales

Cineflix Rights strikes Nordic sales  The distributor has struck a raft of sales deals with Nordic broadcasters, totalling more than 200 hours of content, including moon landing doc The Day We Walked On The Moon.  The Finestripe Productions-made doc for ITV and Smithsonian Networks US, which tells the inside story of the first moon landing 50 years […]

Scorpion TV lands live-music series featuring Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys

UK-based independent distributor Scorpion TV has acquired the first season of Landmarks Live in Concert, a live music series featuring iconic performances from Foo Fighters to Alicia Keys. Landmarks Live in Concert features world-famous bands performing in iconic venues. Series highlights include a performance by Foo Fighters at the Acropolis of Athens — the first […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

CuriosityStream strikes for Scorpion doc

Factual-focused SVOD net CuriosityStream has acquired a Scorpion TV documentary that looks at birth in a new light, for its global service. The John Hendricks-created platform has tapped UK-based Scorpion for Microbirth, a 1x60mins doc that looks at birthing through microscopic lenses. CuriosityStream has been building out its offer through acquisitions and originals since launching […]

Viewpoint: festivals – do distributors care?

As the founder and managing director of boutique factual distributor Scorpion TV, David Cornwall has plenty of experience attending documentary festivals. With IDFA beginning in Amsterdam this week, he outlines the plus and minus points of such events to television programme sales. As more and more festivals are popping up all over the world, it […]

Scorpion hires sales exec, closes deals

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has added a sales executive to its ranks, while closing a raft of deals with international broadcasters. German Diez has joined David Cornwall’s company to replace Juan Solera, who left in May. Diez, who was extensive experience in the Spanish television market, will be responsible for Spanish-speaking territories and southern […]

Showrunners to helm Scorpion slate

A documentary about US television showrunners will lead UK indie distributor Scorpion TV’s slate on the Croisette this month. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is a 1x90mins / 1x52mins doc that comes from Black Sheep Productions, Romark Films and Junto Entertainment. The doc looks at the logistical, creative and financial pressures of […]

Scorpion spotlights Paedophile Hunter

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has acquired rights to controversial Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter. The film aired on Channel 4 late last year to strong ratings. The doc followed controversial online vigilante Stinson Hunter, who poses as young children on social networking sites in order to identify men with paedophilic tendencies. The Paedophile […]