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Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Raid the Cage

“If you can get it out of the cage you can have it!” is the tagline for Israeli-originated gameshow format Raid the Cage.

In the show couples answer questions to win time in the cage in question.

Kees Abrahams and Robin de Levita fire up Imagine Nation

Former 2waytraffic and Sony Pictures Television boss Kees Abrahams has created Imagine Nation, a new TV, film and live events company with theatre impresario Robin de Levita. The new firm’s non-executive chairman will be another ex-Sony employee, Chris Pye, who has also worked at the BBC and ITV in the UK. Imagine Nation plans to […]

MTG launches three movie channels for CIS

Modern Times Group (MTG)’s Viasat Broadcasting unit is to launch three new HD pay TV movie channels in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries next month. Viasat will launch TV1000 Premium HD, TV1000 Megahit HD and TV1000 Comedy HD. All will feature content from four Hollywood majors including Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Sony Pictures […]

Tandem launches Crossing Lines from Criminal Minds’ Bernero

German producer and distributor Tandem Communications has started production on action drama series Crossing Lines, produced by Criminal Minds‘ showrunner Ed Bernero and starring Donald Sutherland. The one-hour series is produced for French commercial broadcaster and Sony Pictures Television Networks. It is Sony’s latest acquisition for its pan regional Asian network AXN following deals for […]

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Hands On Approach

The Client List is the most successful drama to launch on US cable network Lifetime in the last three years. Its premiere averaged 2.8 million viewers, making it the A+E Networks-owned broadcaster’s most watched series launch since Drop Dead Diva in 2009. The show stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, who made her name in Fox series […]

Shawn Ryan to remake Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop is set to be remade for the small screen after Eddie Murphy partnered with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan to pitch the series.   The remake is being shopped to US broadcast networks as part of the 2012/13 development season and follows the son of Murphy’s Detroit detective Axel Foley in Los […]

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