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DirecTV Lat Am reaches for Sensitive Skin

DirectTV Latin America has acquired the Kim Cattrall-starring drama Sensitive Skin. The 12x30mins series follows Sex and the City’s Cattrall as a middle-aged women who moves to an ultra-modern condo in order to remain relevant and change their lives. Rhombus Media produces the show in association with the UK’s Baby Cow Productions and Canadian channel […]

News brief: Movie Net, Globosat buy Rock Icons

The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada and Brazil’s Globosat are among buyers of Tricon Films & Television-distributed factual series Rock Icons. Tricon has sold more than 120 hours after MIPCOM, with Globosat also taking Mars & Venus Today, and Discovery Networks Latin America taking Extraordinary Medicine and Discovery Networks Poland buying documentary Abandon […]

CBS eyes int’l Showtime OTT launches

US broadcaster CBS is looking at international launches for its new Showtime OTT on-demand platform “within certain windows”. The service, which currently is only available to broadband customers in the US and offers shows such as Ray Donovan and The Affair (pictured), launched on July 12 priced at US$12.99. During an investors’ call yesterday, CBS […]

Showtime to launch in Canada

CBS Corp. will launch branded programming from its premium cable channel Showtime in Canada for the first time after a deal with local giant Bell Media. The exclusive, long-term licensing agreement means catalogue, current and future Showtime programming will roll out in English and French on Bell platforms, including new SVOD service Crave and premium […]

MIPTV 2014 Hot Pick: Sensitive Skin

Kim Kim Cattrall is heading to MIPTV to promote her new series, Sensitive Skin. The new Sensitive Skin is a Cattrall passion project. As Sex and the City was winding down and the star was looking at what she was going to do next, a remake of the BBC Two series became a possibility. However, […]

eOne cuts first-look deal with Call Me Fitz producer

Canada-based producer and distributor Entertainment One has inked a first-look deal with Amaze Film + Television. eOne will have the option to pick up shows from Amaze’s TV slate and from films related to said TV shows. The pair already work together on US/Canadian drama series Call Me Fitz, which stars Jason Priestley as an […]

Bell’s $3.4bn Astral deal approved with conditions

Bell Canada Enterprises’ C$3.4 billion (US$3.2 billion) acquisition of rival Astral Media has been approved, but it must sell resulting holdings in local networksincluding Disney Junior and Cartoon Network. Canada’s media regulator the CRTC has greenlit to deal, which has been in the works for more than a year, providing BCE adheres to a series […]

Shaftesbury’s Good God heads to Foxtel

Canada’s Shaftesbury has sold its comedy series Good God to Foxtel. The Australian pay TV platform has acquired it for The Comedy Channel where it will debut onMarch 27. The 10x30mins series created by and starring Ken Finkleman (Good Dog) follows a neurotic, left-leaning TV producer who finds himself at the helm of a right-wing […]