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News brief: Bell buys dramas for SVOD service

Bosch croppedCanada’s Bell Media has acquired procedural drama Bosch and period drama Manhattan for its upcoming SVOD service, dubbed ‘Project Latte’.

The Bosch deal with Red Arrow International hands Bell exclusive Canadian SVOD rights to the show, which is currently in production on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Atomic bomb drama Manhattan is being billed as Project Latte’s first on-demand exclusive. The WGN America show was billed as “the Mad Men of the atomic era” by Bell’s senior vice president, programming Mike Cosentino. Lionsgate Entertainment produces and distributes the show.