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Epix among nets going Deep State with Fox

MGM-owned cable channel Epix has bagged exclusive US rights to Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa’s first original drama, Deep State. The show’s distributor, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, has also shopped the series to SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DR in Denmark. For Epix, […]

HBO Asia buys Keshet’s NBC drama

HBO Asia and TVNZ in New Zealand have bought Keshet International’s NBC series The Brave. The deal with HBO Asia will see the drama become available across 18 territories on HBO Asia’s network of channels. These international deals for after The Brave debuted in a 10pm slot on September 25 on NBC in the US […]

TVNZ renews ITV deal despite output issues

New Zealand’s TVNZ has renewed its output deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) despite yesterday pointing to the ill effects of a similar agreement. The multi-year agreement means the commercially funded public broadcaster will have a first look at all ITVSGE shows across the drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and documentary genres. Yesterday, TVNZ revealed […]

Disney output deal drags TVNZ profit down 89%

TVNZ has claimed its programming output deal with Disney is a key factor behind a whopping 89% drop in full-year profits. The New Zealand broadcaster reported that its deal with Disney was now “loss making”, and has booked a NZ$12.4 million (US$8.9 million) provision for the full year to recognise further forecasted losses. Traditional US […]

Will & Grace reboot heads to TVNZ

The upcoming reboot of US comedy Will & Grace is headed to New Zealand commercial channel TVNZ. A deal with distributor NBCUniversal includes rights to the show, which last week was renewed for a second season before the first of the reprisal has gone out. The show will play on TVNZ2 later this year, along […]

TVF secures swathe of deals in Australia and New Zealand

London-based factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of shows to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand. Inside Windsor Castle, co-commissioned by Channel 5 and Smithsonian, has been picked up by Foxtel, SBS (both Australia) and Sky Prime (NZ) while Foxtel also snapped up CBC crime doc Looking for Mike (44 minutes) and Channel […]

TVNZ names new content bosses

Cate Slater has been upped to director of content and Andrew Shaw to deputy director. She replaces Jeff Latch who is leaving the broadcaster. He resigned in March after 23 years at TVNZ. Slater is a rights and distribution specialist having been at IMG in Europe and Australasia. She joined Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ in 2013 […]

TVNZ content boss resigns

Jeff Latch has resigned as content director at TVNZ. He had been at the Kiwi pubcaster for 23 years and will leave in July. Latch has been content director for ten of those years and TVNZ confirmed his resignation in a statement yesterday. The broadcaster, which commands a 45% viewing share, noted Latch had concluded […]

Broadcasters find C4’s National Treasure

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired National Treasure, the Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters drama about an ageing star who is accused of historical sex crimes. Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and the ABC in Australia have all bought the four-parter, which was produced by All3Media-backed prodco The Forge and distributed […]

China’s Schindlers set for RTVE, ORF

Broadcasters in Europe have bought China’s Schindlers, a New Zealand-produced documentary about two Chinese men who provided safe haven for Jews and Chinese soldiers before and during World War II. The ZDF Enterprises-distributed doc has been acquired by Histoire in France, RTVE in Spain, The History Channel Germany and ORF in Austria. In pay TV, […]

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