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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 […]

Pilgrim signs Tutera to first-look deal

Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios has signed the star of its WE tv series CELEBrations to a first-look deal. According to terms of the pact, celebrity party planner David Tutera will work with US indie Pilgrim to make a variety of lifestyle-themed scripted and unscripted series. To date, the pair has made three series together: David […]

WE tv axes debut drama

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has cancelled its first scripted drama, The Divide, after its first season. The cable channel has decided not pick up a second run on of the show following its eight-part first season. “We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an […]

WE tv to open US Sex Box

US cable channel WE tv has commissioned a nine-episode series based on British format Sex Box. Relativity Television is producing the show, which comes after WE tv piloted it earlier in the year following an agreement with creator and formats rights holder Clearstory. The format is billed as “an extreme therapy reality concept” in which […]

AMC buys German pay TV channel

AMC/Sundance Channel Global has bought the German pay TV channel Kinowelt. The basic-tier movie channel is distributed throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is programmed with classic and contemporary feature films. Financial terms for the purchase, which requires regulatory approval, were not disclosed. AMC has acquired the channel from its existing management. Achim Apell will […]