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CBS, Showtime get a big Yes in Israel

Israeli pay TV platform Yes has inked a new volume deal with CBS that gives it a range of programming from the studio and from CBS-owned premium cable net Showtime. Yes already had a CBS deal in place, but the new agreement hands it programming including Showtime’s buzzy high-finance drama Billions (left), CBS series Limitless […]

Indian SVOD deal for Worldwide

Indian satellite pay TV operator Tata Sky has acquired a package of UK dramas for its on-demand services and will launch them on a branded BBC block. The deal gives Tata Sky a new and classic British dramas from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. It is the first time it […]

FYI, Discovery claim You Gotta Eat Here

FYI in Asia and Discovery Networks in Italy have bought You Gotta Eat Here! from Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment. Good Food in the UK has also bought the culinary-themed show’s fourth season, having already bought the other three. Israel’s Yes has acquired For the Love of Dog, which follows eccentric dog owners and their canine friends. […]

Israeli VOD service lands Romanzo Criminale

New Israeli on-demand platform Cellcom TV has acquired Italian gangster drama Romanze Criminale from Germany-based Beta Film. Premium content services firm Vubiquity brokered the deal on behalf of Cellcom TV, which mobile phone operator Cellcom launched at the end of last year. Romanzo Criminale is set between 1977 and 1989 and follows a criminal gang […]

CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

Debut deal for BBCWW’s Banished

UK-based BBC Worldwide has secured its first sale of character-led period drama Banished. Pay platform Yes in Israel has bought the show, which follows exiled Britains at an Australian penal colony in the 18th century. The deal is part of a wider agreement that also includes premium period drama Wolf Hall and US documentary Backstreet […]

Israeli nets agree to unique Saul deal

A trio of Israeli pay TV platforms have acquired Better Call Saul in an “unprecedented” deal that sees them all launch the AMC show simultaneously, TBI understands. Hot, Yes and Cellcom have all acquired the show from distributor Sony Pictures Television, and will launch it simultaneously on their channels tomorrow in primetime. TBI understands each […]

Scorpion spotlights Paedophile Hunter

UK indie distributor Scorpion TV has acquired rights to controversial Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter. The film aired on Channel 4 late last year to strong ratings. The doc followed controversial online vigilante Stinson Hunter, who poses as young children on social networking sites in order to identify men with paedophilic tendencies. The Paedophile […]

MTG launches movie channel in Israel

The Modern Times Group has launched a Russian-language movie channel in Israel. The TV1000 channel rolled out yesterday (June 15) on the Yes satellite pay TV platform. Yes is carrying TV1000 on its Super Premium package as well as its TV everywhere service yesGo and the pay TV operator’s video-on-demand service. The channel, targeting Israel’s […]

Dutch channel buys Sinai Desert kidnap doc

A Dutch public broadcaster has become the latest to acquire The Sound of Torture, a chilling documentary about refugee kidnappings in the Sinai Desert. Esther Van Messel, CEO of the film’s distributor First Hand Films, told TBI pubcaster Vara has acquired the 1x52mins doc (aka Journey Story), which comes from Israel’s Trabelsi Production and satcaster […]