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Syfy orders new Ron Moore series

Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore’s latest series will broadcast on US cablenet Syfy. Thirteen-part sci-fi thriller Helix (WT) brings Moore, best known for the Syfy reboot of Battlestar Galactica, together with Sony Pictures Television. Production begins shortly for launch on Syfy later this year. It tells the story of a team of scientists that travel […]

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 […]

Electus picks up multiplatform series Beat Girl

Ben Silverman’s Electus has acquired US rights to Beat Girl, the multiplatform show from beActive. Electus has taken North American format rights to the property, which was created by beActive founder Nuno Bernardo and was originally produced in the UK last year. The property, which spans web series, book and TV series component, is a […]

Sony hires Carrie Ferman

Sony Pictures Television has hired Carrie Ferman as senior VP, business strategy and development, International Production. She will support SPT’s international productions, and its portfolio of 18 production companies, in strategic planning and growing SPT’s business. Reporting to Andrea Wong, president, International Production for Sony Pictures Television, she will be based at SPT’s London office. […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]

BSkyB to make sports channels available without subscription

BSkyB is making its sports channels available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £9.99 a day ($15.80) without a TV subscription for the first time. Sky is to offer access its six Sky Sports channels to customers of Now TV, the over-the-top TV service launched by Sky late last year, for a 24-hour period for £9.99 […]

International broadcasters place bets on House of Cards

A host of TV channels around the world have bought Netflix’s Kevin Spacey-fronted drama House of Cards, TBI has learned. The show is distributed by Sony Pictures Television and it has concluded a raft of deals, selling it to broadcasters in Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. These sales are in addition to the […]

Sony options gameshow Sit Tight

Spanish formats house Phileas has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television, which has optioned French and Italian rights to its gameshow Sit Tight. Madrid-based producer Phileas created the format in which contestants face being physically eliminated from the show if another contestant correctly answers general knowledge questions. Sony is pitching the format to French […]

Exclusive: Davina McCall to host new Channel 4 gameshow from Sony

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new gameshow from Sony, Five Minutes to a Fortune, TBI has learned. The new daytime show will be fronted by Million Pound Drop and ex-Big Brother host Davina McCall. It will be made by Victory, the UK production company owned by Sony Pictures Television. Victory is currently […]

Sony taking Talpa’s The Voice into Italy

Sony Pictures Television’s Italian prodcution arm along with Talpa have inked a deal for hit format The Voice with Italian public broadcaster RAI, TBI has learned. SPT’s Italian production arm Toro will make the show for RAI, marking the first time the show has been seen in Italy. A thirteen-episode series will debut next year […]