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TBI Weekly: How buyers are reacting to the Covid-19 crisis

All this week, TBI has been hearing from buyers around the world about the ramifications of Covid-19 on their acquisition strategies and scheduling conundrums. Here are five key takeaways. Buying time With production halted on most shows, broadcasters have been trying to maximise programming they have in the can – with the UK’s ITV and […]

Showtime, CBS snag ‘Dexter’ showrunner Clyde Phillips in overall deal

ViacomCBS-backed US networks Showtime and CBS Television Studios have signed writer and executive producer Clyde Phillips to an overall development deal. He will work on projects for that will air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS group. Phillips has won numerous awards for his work on crime drama Dexter and also created the series […]

ViacomCBS prepares to launch new streamer, expanding All Access offering

ViacomCBS is preparing to bolster its OTT operations by launching a new streamer that will offer shows from its All Access SVOD as well as content from its array of cable networks. The streamer, which is likely to be available commercial free and ad-supported, will include Viacom brands such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET […]

UK commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate; BBC Three, Showtime renews ‘Back to Life’

Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes  Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020. Keo Films’ Inside Extinction Rebellion (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) has secured access to the environmental activists, who use creativity and people power to raise awareness of […]

ViacomCBS expands David Nevins’ remit as Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman exits

ViacomCBS has made a swathe of changes to its senior management team, with CBS exec David Nevins among those expanding their remits and Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman among senior execs departing. Nevins was named chief creative officer at CBS last year, with oversight across CBS Television Studios, CBS’s entertainment arm, CBS and cabler Showtime, […]

Propagate secures global sales rights to Showtime factual package

A+E Networks-backed producer and distributor Propagate has struck a deal to sell an array of documentaries and series from CBS-owned cabler Showtime around the world. Propagate will represent all available rights outside of North America to selected catalogue, current and upcoming Showtime titles including nine episodes of recently renewed Couples Therapy and Murder In The […]

Sky’s Zai Bennett on ‘huge’ HBO deal, Sky Studios pipeline and Peacock collaborations

Sky’s director of programmes Zai Bennett has outlined a multi-pronged approach to commissioning involving indies, Sky Studios and Comcast siblings NBC and Peacock, but also looked to put the importance of its recent deal with HBO-owner WarnerMedia into context. In a far-reaching discussion at TBI’s inaugural Masterclass event yesterday, Bennett described the extended deal for […]

Showtime commissions Lightbox for limited docuseries on 6ix9ine

Showtime Documentary Films has commissioned Lightbox for a limited docuseries profiling hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, known as SuperVillain. The three-part series will follow the rise and fall of a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez who became the notorious Tekashi 6ix9ine, drawing 2.6bn streams and 15 Billboard Chart hits. Tekashi is currently in […]

Showtime picks up Caravan’s New Order documentary

US cablenet Showtime has acquired a feature documentary about New Order that marks 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. New Order: Decades is produced by Caravan and follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage their collaboration for So It Goes with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra, which was originally produced […]

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