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Five Minutes to a Fortune heads to Italy

UK entertainment format Five Minutes to a Fortune is being piloted in Italy. A local version, Cinque Minuti per una Fortuna, is being made for Mediaset’s Canale 5, marking the first time the show has moved beyond the UK where it was originated. TBI was the first to reveal that Sony Pictures Television-backed producer Victory […]

Lifetime confirms UK launch, expected to replace Bio

US cable network Lifetime has confirmed it will launch in the UK this autumn. The female-skewing channel is operated by A+E, which back in April told TBI it would roll out the channel in the UK this year. It officially announced the launch this morning. A spokesman declined to comment, but TBI understands that it […]

Exclusive: Russia, Argentina get ready to Raid the Cage

Broadcasters in Russia and Argentina have acquired Sony-distributed Israeli gameshow format Raid the Cage, TBI has learned. Russian net Rossiya has commissioned a 12-episode run, while Argentina’s Telefe has licensed 20 eps. It has already been sold to China’s Jiangzu TV, Turkey’s ATV and Peru’s America TV, as well as receiving options in Spain, Ireland […]

Sony’s Lubensky to run Lat Am channels

Sony Pictures Television’s Nathalie Lubensky has been upped and will run its channels in Latin America. She was previously a marketing SVP at SPT and before that was at Disney and ESPN where, as senior VP, affiliate marketing, she worked across the company’s free-to-air and pay TV channel brands. At SPT Lubensky will now be […]

Sony making gameshow for France Télévisions

Sony Pictures Television Productions France and SPT-owned producer Starling are making a new gameshow for French public broadcaster France Télévisions. The 36-part series, Avec ou Sans Joker, will run to an initial 36 episodes and be transmitted on the FR2 channel in an access primetime slot. In the show contestants compete to correctly answer general […]

SPT secures new Dr. Oz Show sales to UK, Spain

A Spanish free-TV channel has become the latest to acquire Sony Pictures Television’s syndicated US talker The Dr. Oz Show. Discovery Networks UK has also acquired another 40 episodes. Mediaset-owned entertainment channel Divinity has acquired the show’s first 40-episode season for Spanish free-TV. The show previously aired Spain on an SPT-owned Channel. Discovery Networks UK […]

Harmon confirmed for Community return

Showrunner Dan Harmon is to return for the fifth season of NBC’s cult comedy Community, the US network has confirmed. Harmon had exited the Sony Pictures Television-produced show a year ago under what was reported to be acrimonious circumstances but tweeted a week ago he was set to rejoin the programme, which is based on […]

Chello takes SPT titles for Turkey

Chello Zone has acquired more than 50 titles from Sony Pictures Television for Turkish channel Moviemax Speed. Chello brokered the deal on behalf of pay TV platform Digiturk, which owns the action and adventure movie net. The deal comprises 41 feature films such as Anaconda, Boyz n the Hood and Street Fighter, six miniseries including […]

S.H.I.E.L.D., Hostages set for Canuck net

ABC’s superhero drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., CBS thriller Hostages and Fox comedy Surviving Jack are among the new US scripted series heading for Canadian broadcaster CTV. Marvel Entertainment-produced S.H.I.E.L.D. was perhaps the buzziest show at this year’s LA Screenings. It goes to CTV via Disney Media Distribution, which has also sold the broadcaster Bradley […]

MTV orders more international Plain Jane

MTV International has ordered another season of the international version of reality series Plain Jane. The series, which transforms ordinary young women into ‘new and empowered’ individuals, airs on broadcast net The CW in the US. Viacom-owned MTV International took format rights in 2011 and has already had two seasons of the show for its […]

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