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Sky, Acorn TV & Seven snag Abacus & Revelation docuseries ‘The Real Manhunter’

Sky Crime in the UK, AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV in the US and Seven Network in Australia have picked up rights to The Real Manhunter, a 10-part docuseries that tells the story behind recent ITV drama Manhunt. The show is from Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and UK producer Revelation Films, with Metropolitan Police detective Colin Sutton – who features […]

News round-up: Foxtel’s Lifetime deal; China’a Huanxi adds All3 shows; Turkish ‘House’ re-opens; Seven snags expanded ‘Chase’…

Foxtel adds Lifetime Movie package Australian pay-TV company Foxtel is set to add A+E Networks-owned Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) to its film line-up. The female-skewing made-for-TV movie package will be made available from 1 September, at no extra cost to Foxtel Movies bundle subscribers. The slate will include Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, starring Catherine […]

ITV Studios snags second window sales for ‘Bodyguard’

ITV Studios (ITVS) has struck a raft of deals for its scripted series including Jed Mercurio’s crime hit Bodyguard, as Covid-19 drives up demand for second window rights. The six-part show, from ITVS-owned World Productions, was first available in 2018 via the UK’s BBC and Netflix elsewhere but has now been picked up by Seven […]

Drive sells more than 50 hours of factual content worldwide

Multiple networks in Europe and Australasia have picked up a range of factual content after UK distributor Drive sold more than 50 hours of programming. Seven Network in Australia and TopTV in New Zealand have both picked up The Restoration Workshop, a 10 x 60-minute series produced by Middlechild for UKTV’s Yesterday channel, following antiques dealer and expert restorer Gary Wallis as he […]

Shareholders block Australia’s Seven West Media and Prime Media merger

The proposed merger between Australia’s Seven West Media and regional broadcaster Prime Media Group has been blocked by shareholders. Instead, Seven has taken a 14.9% stake without making a full takeover bid for Prime. “While we’re disappointed with the outcome of today’s vote, we remain committed to Prime,” said Seven CEO James Warburton. “As Prime […]

A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’ heads to the US, Canada, Australia

US broadcaster PBS, Seven Network in Australia and CBC in Canada are among broadcasters to have picked up 19th Century crime drama, Miss Scarlet And The Duke. The show marked A+E Networks International’s first scripted co-production and was created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who was attached as showrunner to the 6 x 60-minute first […]

Seven West in Oz replaces CEO Tim Worner with James Warburton

Seven West Media (SWM), the Australian company behind the Seven Network, has appointed former Network Ten CEO James Warburton as its chief executive to replace the outgoing Tim Worner. Worner stepped down with immediate effect yesterday after six years in his current role of CEO at SWM and more than 25 years with the company. […]

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