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CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

Quick-turnaround Nepal doc for Sky 1, Nat Geo

The UK’s Sky 1 and National Geographical Channels International are getting a quick turnaround doc on the Nepal earthquake disaster, as a second quake today threatens thousands of lives. Today, two weeks after a major earthquake took 8,000 lives in the Asian country, a second quake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck. The BBC […]

NBCU inks Thorne duo development deal

NBCUniversal has signed a one-year first-look deal with UK writing duo Jim Keeble and Dudi Appleton. NBCU International Television Production’s deal runs through Keeble and Appleton’s indie 87 Films and encompasses their writing and producing capabilities. NBCUITVP’s executive VP, scripted programming JoAnn Alfano will oversee the agreement and develop 87’s scripts for the US, UK […]

Discovery Life plots 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

The upcoming Discovery Life Channel has acquired factual entertainment travel show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, which will form part of its launch line-up. The Sky1 show is sold internationally by Sky Vision, and follows journalist and presenter Baz Ashmawy as he bonds with his mother through a series of dare devil situations.New US […]

Sky 1 adds trio of 8pm formats

UK pay TV channel Sky 1 HD has commissioned a trio of factual and factual entertainment formats for its key primetime 8pm slot. Last week, TBI revealed Sky 1 had commissioned Thai format The Fanatic for the slot, which channel director Adam MacDonald (pictured) has made a priority since taking up the post. As expected, […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: Will Ennett, TalkTalk

Name: Will Ennett Title: Head of pay TV content, TalkTalk Former Blinkbox and Viasat buyer Will Ennett joined UK telco TalkTalk a year ago as head of pay TV content, a role that sees him strike deals for the TalkTalk TV pay service, which is available through internet TV service YouView. He becomes the first […]

Sky 1 tends to 8pm slot with garden series

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has given the greenlight to a competition reality series for green-fingered gardeners, as it attempts to barge in on the competitive 8pm primetime space in the UK. Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald (pictured) has made the timeslot a priority since joining from A+E UK last year, and has now […]

Sun Set rises in Sky 1 primetime series

UK satcaster Sky 1 HD has commissioned The Sun Set (WT) as its first fixed-rig documentary series. The order is part of an investment drive in the 8pm slot that Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald has initiated since joining from A+E Networks UK in 2013. The Sun Set will see British and Irish family holidays […]

Sky 1 deal shows Intelligence

UK satellite channel Sky 1 has acquired CBS cyber crime drama Intelligence. The show, which ABC Studios creates in association with CBS Television Studios for CBS in the US, will launch in Britain on April 17. Intelligence follows Josh Holloway (Lost) as a futuristic US National Security Agency cyber command specialist who has an implant […]

Roughcut cuts Sky channels development deal

UK indie producer Roughcut TV has agreed a programming deal with Sky whereby it will develop shows for the UK pay TV operator, which will sell them through its distribution arm Sky Vision. The co-development and distribution deal will see the Ash Atalla-owned producer develop ideas with international appeal for Sky 1 and Sky Living. […]