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LA Screenings 2013: CBS Studios cuts two European volume deals

As the LA Screenings come to a close, CBS Studios International has inked two volume agreements with European broadcasters. The studio has locked in deals with Amedia in Russia and MTV3 in Finland. In Russia, CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]

Showtime finishes off Dexter

CBS-owned cable channel Showtime has called time on its dark serial killer drama Dexter. Showtime used its Facebook page to announce the decision to cancel the series after the upcoming eighth season, which launches in the US on June 30. The series stars Michael C. Hall as a blood spatter pattern expert working in the […]

Watchever snaps up CBS content

German OTT service Watchever has inked a programming deal with CBS Studios International. The Vivendi-backed on-demand service will get a raft of series from the CBS US network and its cable stablemate Showtime. Titles include 90210, Nurse Jackie, Numb3rs and Californication as well as older shows including Twin Peaks. France-based entertainment conglomerate Vivendi launched Watchever […]

Ridley Scott Vatican drama shapes up

US cable network Showtime has added cast members to its upcoming drama series The Vatican. Kyle Chandler, who’s TV credits include Friday Night Lights and big-screen work includes Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, will be the lead in the upcoming pilot. Ridley Scott will direct, the first time he has done so for television. Chandler […]

Amazon inks new programming deal with CBS

Amazon has extended the terms of a programming deal with CBS, adding a raft of new series to its Prime streaming service. The deal between Amazon and CBS gives the former content from the US CBS network and from the CBS Television Distribution catalogue. The new deal also allows Amazon to add shows from cable […]

ATF Buyer Profile: Betty Tsui

Betty Tsui: Vice President, programming, Kix, Thrill Betty Tsui joined Lionsgate, Saban and Saban and Lionsgate joint venture channel operator Celestial Tiger earlier this year from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Having also previously worked at Star, Tsui is a seasoned programming executive and at Celestial is looking after the Kix and Thrill services.   Describe the […]

Showtime orders a third season of Homeland

US cable network Showtime has ordered another season of its hit drama series Homeland. Season three will comprise 12x1hr episodes. The second season of the espionage drama, which stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, is being shown on Showtime at the moment. It has delivered strong ratings. The opening episode generated 5.2 million viewers (including […]

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