State of Affairs

Punk’d creator forms STX unscripted arm

US producer STX Entertainment has formed an unscripted television arm and appointed Punk’d creator Jason Goldberg to run it. Robert Simonds launched STX in 2014 as a film and scripted TV studio, but is now pushing into reality and unscripted shows as part of a “broader mission to create an integrated, diversified global entertainment company”. […]

NBC unveils new shows, cancels Constantine

US broadcaster NBC has unveiled new dramas and comedies for its 2015-16 slate, while axing superhero series Constantine, State of Affairs, One Big Happy and About a Boy. Over the weekend, the NBCUniversal channel okayed dramas Blindspot, Chicago Med, Game of Silence, Heartbreaker and The Player (pictured), which sit alongside straight-to-series orders Shades of Blue […]

Canadian SVOD service bags NBCU titles

Canadian on-demand platform Shomi has scored a deal with NBCUniversal handing it shows such as Dig (pictured), Parenthood and Chicago Fire. Shomi has bagged exclusive SVOD rights to various series, which also include Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Chicago PD, 12 Monkeys, State of Affairs, Dominion, Satisfaction, Defiance, Royal Pains and Warehouse 13. Also included are non-exclusives such […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

Norway’s TV3 picks up NBC’s State of Affairs

Norwegian free-to-air channel TV3 has picked up State of Affairs, the political drama that airs on broadcast net NBC in the US. The show, which stars Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) as a brilliant CIA analyst briefing the president on security matters, is produced by Universal TV, Abishag Productions and The Bob Simonds Company. It is […]

Seven signs Aquarius, gets away with Murder

Seven Network has acquired several international series including David Duchovny’s Charles Manson-era drama Aquarius and Shonda Rhimes’ new series How to Get Away With Murder. The Australian free-to-air broadcaster unveiled a new slate at its annual upfront for media buyers yesterday. ITV Studios Global Entertainment-distributed Aquarius (pictured) and Disney-distributed How to Get Away With Murder […]