Twin Peaks

Showtime orders Ben Stiller drama

US cable channel Showtime has ordered a limited series drama that Hollywood actor Ben Stiller will direct. Escape at Dannemora will run to eight hour-long episodes, and star Benicio del Toro (Traffic), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Paul Dano (There Will be Blood). Stiller (Zoolander 2, Tropic Thunder) will direct the series and is executive producer, […]

Showtime reaches Asia with Fox Networks deal

CBS Corp. has expanded the Showtime brand into Asia through a distribution deal with Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA). Under terms of the deal, Fox Asia viewers will gain access to the entire Showtime catalogue, including the new Twin Peaks and upcoming stand-up comedy drama I’m Dying Up Here, and established shows such as Ray […]

Canal+ becomes French Showtime home

Pay TV giant Canal+ is to bring the Showtime channel brand to France for the first time. The output agreement Showtime distributor CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has struck is akin to those with Sky in the UK, Movistar in Spain, Stan in Australia and Bell Media in Canada. This will see at least ten current […]

Russia-US content deals for Twin Peaks

Russian pay TV operator Amedia TV has snagged rights to Showtime shows including the upcoming Twin Peaks reboot. In free TV, the series has also been sold into Russia, with TV3 snapping up the David Lynch show. Showtime programming is distributed by CBS Studios International, which struck the Amedia and TV3 deals. Amedia has Russian […]

HBO Nordic buys Twin Peaks revival

The much anticipated return of David Lynch drama Twin Peaks will play on SVOD service HBO Nordic. Distributor CBS Studios International has sold HBO the rights for Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, where it will premiere on May 22 with a two-hour show. The US series comes 25 years after the original, picking up with […]

CBS sells Twin Peaks and Bull to Wowow

Wowow has acquired the upcoming reboot of cult TV series Twin Peaks. The Japanese pay TV broadcaster has prebought the show as part of a wider deal with CBS Studios International. It has also taken Michael Weatherly legal drama Bull from the distributor, as well as murder mystery American Gothic. The drama series will go […]

Kyle MacLachlan taking Twin Peaks to Cannes

Twin Peaks star Kyle MachLachlan is heading to MIPCOM to promote the new sequel to the cult series. The new Twins Peaks is for CBS-owned premium cabler Showtime and is distributed by CBS Studios International, which is launching it at the market. The show picks up 25 years after the end of the original series, […]

Showtime cable net cuts landmark Spanish deal

Movistar will be the exclusive Spanish home of Showtime series after the pay TV platform inked an exclusive deal with the US cable net. Showtime, which is owned by CBS, has similar agreements in place with Sky in the UK, Bell Media in Canada and Stan in Australia. The Spanish deal means shows including Billions […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

Strong financial result for Sky in Europe

European satcaster Sky has posted strong first half operating and financial results for Sky, with 337,000 new customers and 1.1 million new product sales in the second quarter of its fiscal year. This comes as 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch takes the reins as chairman, and speculation grows over the future ownership of the […]