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UKTV’s Alibi snags trio of US dramas from ViacomCBS

Britain’s UKTV has acquired three new US drama series – Why Women Kill, Tommy and Evil – from ViacomCBS Global Distribution, for broadcast on its Alibi channel from the end of the year. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s head of acquisitions Emma Sparks and Matt Downer at ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which is distributing all […]

Showtime picks up UK thriller ‘We Hunt Together’

ViacomCBS-owned US network Showtime has picked up BBC Studios’ psychological thriller We Hunt Together for broadcast. The 6 x 60-minute series recently premiered on British broadcaster UKTV’s Alibi channel. Produced and distributed by BBC Studios, it will air on Showtime from 9 August. Written by Gaby Hull, the series stars Eve Myles, Babou Ceesay, Hermione […]

Factual roundup: AMC SVODs acquire raft of factual shows; Autentic to distribute brain research doc; UKTV is ‘Gone Fishing’

AMC SVODs acquire docs for US AMC Networks’ SVOD services Acorn TV and Sundance Now have acquired North American rights to a raft of factual programming, following an agreement with distributor TVF International. Among the documentaries heading to Sundance Now are Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films’ BBC Storyville-commissioned 1 x 84-minute Accidental Anarchist, about how Carne Ross, […]

News roundup: ‘Vlad’, ‘Trotsky’ and more int’l deals with South Korea; CW takes stab at ‘Killer Camp’ format; Hayu Australia inks exclusive ‘Chrisley’ deal; and more…

Eccho Rights strikes int’l deals with South Korean platforms South Korean platforms, including the broadcaster Catch On and Mint Media Group, have picked up international dramas Vlad, The End, Bitter Sweet Life and Trotsky, following deals with international distributors Eccho Rights. Vlad from Romania’s Pro TV and The End from producers Ay Yapim in Turkey, have both been picked […]

Exclusive: UK ‘faces being left behind’ as government urged to act on insurance

The UK government must urgently backstop insurers or risk screen productions being moved outside of the country, a leading entertainment lawyer has told TBI. Speaking on TBI Talks yesterday, Jeremy Roberts, partner and head of broadcasting and content distribution at UK law firm Sheridans, reiterated concerns that while production insurance is still available, insurers are […]

News round-up: Russia’s Key Buyers Event Announces Programme; Virtual Banff kicks off with ‘Snowpiercer’ panel; Turkey’s ‘Daydreamer’ sold in Italy and more…

Roskino’s Key Buyers Event announces programme Russia’s first virtual content market, The Key Buyers Event – hosted by Russian film body Roskino – has announced its programme ahead of its launch on 8 June. More than 120 Russian companies are set to present over 300 projects, including world premiere screenings of drama series, films, animation […]

Factual round-up: TVF tackles Coronavirus; Reelz marks VIS UK first; Red Arrow, Blue Ant add to slate

TVF working on Coronavirus specials UK-based independent distributor TVF International is working on two investigative specials from Channel NewsAsia about the Coronavirus. Current affairs special Coronavirus: The Silent Killer (1 x 48-minutes) investigates the origins and global spread of the virus and assesses the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak. Bild in Germany, Al Jazeera […]

Deals round-up: Dave expands ‘Expedition’; ‘Epic Yellowstone’ sales; Drive preps ‘Shackleton’ project

UKTV’s Dave returns to Expedition With Steve Backshall UKTV has ordered a second season of Expedition With Steve Backshall for its UK-based Dave channel. The 4 x 60-minute show is being produced by Sky-backed True To Nature and will see naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall documenting his ‘natural world’ discoveries. Fremantle holds international distribution […]

UKTV unveils Mel Giedroyc comedy, return of ‘World’s Most Dangerous Roads’

UKTV’s entertainment channel Dave has unveiled a raft of new programming including a new comedy panel show from Mel Giedroyc and the return of World’s Most Dangerous Roads. Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable (8 x 60 minutes) will air later this year and is being produced by UK prodco Expectation. The format invites three celebrity guests to […]

Strawberry Blond expands into comedy with UKTV’s Joe McVey

UK-based producer Strawberry Blond is moving into comedy by backing a new outfit to be headed by former UKTV and Tiger Aspect exec Joe McVey. Super Best Quality Video Productions will specialise in both scripted and non-scripted comedy, with ex-UKTV commissioning editor McVey overseeing the company from its Bristol base. McVey previously worked for companies […]

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