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Acorn TV & Sundance Now acquire ‘The Drowning’ amid global sales for UK thriller

AMC Networks-owned streamers Acorn TV and Sundance Now have picked up US, Canadian and Lat Am rights to UK identity thriller The Drowning, alongside further deals for the show in Europe and New Zealand. The deal will see the drama broadcast simultaneously on both platforms across the US and South America beginning 6 May. Acorn […]

Shareholders back Sky-Vodafone NZ merger

Sky Network Television shareholders have approved the firm’s planned NZ$3.44 billion (US$2.49 billion) merger with Vodafone New Zealand. At a special meeting of shareholders yesterday some 99.8% approved the deal, with 78.6% cent of the Sky TV shares on issue voted by proxy. Addressing shareholders, Sky chairman of the board Peter Macourt (pictured) said together with Vodafone […]

Sky NZ, Vodafone in merger talks

New Zealand pay TV operator Sky Network Television has confirmed that it is holding talks with Vodafone about a potential domestic merger. In a statement released to the New Zealand stock exchange, Sky said that it is in discussions with Vodafone Group regarding a “potential transaction involving a combination of the businesses of Sky and […]

TVNZ posts profit as revenue dips

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has posted an NZ$14.4 million profit despite revenue crashing nearly NZ$20 million. Compared with 2012, the figure for the year to June 30, 2013, saw total operating revenue down NZ$19.7 million, which TVNZ said reflected the absence of government funding for public channel TVNZ 7. However, an NZ$18.1 reduction in operating […]

Duchess of Cambridge pregnancy boosts Royal doc sales

The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy has spurred sales of one-off documentary Wills & Kate: Baby Fever, according to its distributor Electric Sky. The sales house has shopped the 1x45mins doc, which was made for Channel 5 in the UK, to MTV Media Finland, VMMA in Belgium, CBC News Network in Canada, Sky Network Television in […]