WE tv

AMC Networks’ WE tv & 50 Cent partner to investigate ‘Hip Hop Homicides’

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has ordered Hip Hop Homicides, a new documentary series from Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, investigating the large number of unsolved murders in the hip hop community. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television and Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Productions, and hosted by TV personality and producer, Van Lathan, the eight-part […]

AMC consolidates UMC & WE tv leadership; renews ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

US-based AMC Networks has brought the leadership of its UMC streaming service and WE tv network into one team headed by Brett Dismuke. Dismuke was named UMC’s head of content in 2019 and will now take on the position of general manager for the service as well as WE tv, reporting to Miguel Penella, president […]

WE tv president & GM Marc Juris to depart after seven years in role

Marc Juris is to step down as president and general manager of US-based AMC Networks-owned lifestyle and entertainment network WE tv at the end of the year, following seven years in the role. No immediate replacement has been announced for Juris, whose exit comes shortly after the departure of AMC Networks Entertainment Group president Sarah Barnett. […]

AMC Networks hires Viacom’s Robyn DeMarco to oversee programming, acquisitions

AMC Networks has hired former Viacom exec Robyn DeMarco as SVP of programming strategy, acquisitions & scheduling for its entertainment division, which includes AMC, BBC America and Sundance TV. DeMarco will also oversee programming and acquisitions for IFC and reality network WE tv, reporting into David Beck, EVP and head of programming strategy and business […]

WE tv re-ups distribution deal with Off The Fence

AMC Networks-owned cable channel WE tv has re-upped an exclusive distribution deal with global unscripted distributor Off The Fence. The pact between WE tv and Off The Fence – which have been partners for 10 years – will see the latter ZDF Enterprises-owned distributor selling more than 1,200 hours of WE tv content internationally and […]

TBI Weekly: the Mouse chases the Fox

It was revealed this week that Fox has been in talks with Disney about selling some of its content assets to the Mouse House. Fox would put most of its entertainment business on the table, including the Hollywood studio, FX and National Geographic, its stake in European satcaster Sky and Indian pay TV business Star. But, why […]

Madam Secretary syndicated on Netflix, WeTV

CBS Corporation has signed a multi-platform syndication agreement for its political drama Madam Secretary, giving off-network rights to Netflix and WeTV. Netflix will lead the off-network launch in mid-2018, with the previous three-season episodes currently available for streaming on the platform. AMC Networks-owned WeTV will also launch the series on cable in 2018. In addition, […]

Hulu bags ‘major’ AMC drama output deal

American on-demand service Hulu has bagged a pair of major deals, one with AMC Networks. The deal will see current and future AMCN scripted drama and comedy series from AMC, IFC, BBC America, SundanceTV and WE tv going out exclusively on Hulu. The series, which include much-anticipated zombie apocalypse drama Fear the Walking, will be […]

News brief: New programmes EVP for WE tv

US cable channel WE tv has promoted Lauren Gellert to the new post of executive VP, development and programming. She was previously senior VP, original production and development having joined the AMC Networks-owned cable channel in 2012. Since then she has been responsible for shows including Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars and Kendra on Top. Gellert […]