Content Television


ITV buys Line of Duty prodco

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Line of Duty producer World Productions. World CEO Roger Charteris is stepping down as a result, with creative director Simon Heath the new chief exec and managing director Roderick Seligman continuing to oversee day-to-day management. ITV will take rights to all new World-produced series going forwards. Significantly, Content Television will […]

BBCWW hires ex-Small World exec

Tara Gaule has joined BBC Worldwide soon after leaving Content Television-backed Small World IFT, TBI has learned. Content has since drafted in Marta Csizmadia, the former Viacom and MTG sales exec, to handle format sales, and in related people news, Jamie Phillips is leaving Content for Lionsgate. At the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, […]

eOne hires ITV Studios EMEA sales exec

Entertainment One Television has hired ITV Studios distribution veteran Toby Melling, TBI has learned. Melling will become VP, sales for eOne Television International, having most recently been VP, sales for northwest EMEA at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. He will report to eOne Television International president Stuart Baxter, and cover France, the Middle East and Africa. […]

NBCU lines up first German drama

NBCUniversal International Networks is set to produce its first original drama out of Germany. The Comcast-owned entertainment group’s managing director, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Katharina Behrends told DWDL.de that crime-themed channel 13th Street had commissioned a 4x25mins psychological drama miniseries. Production and casting plans are underway, with Readymade Films attached to produce, but Behrends declined […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]

Sky picks Content horror drama

UK digital terrestrial channel Pick has acquired US-Canadian horror drama Slasher from London-based distributor Content Television. The eight-part show will make its UK debut on Tuesday, May 10 in a 10pm slot. Canadian indie produced Slasher for compatriot Super Channel and US thematic network Chiller. The anthology series follows a women who moves back to […]

Acorn buys presale of BBC’s Secret Agent

The US’s Acorn has prebought BBC drama The Secret Agent from UK-based distributor Content Television. RLJ Entertainment-owned Acorn has picked up all television, digital and home entertainment rights to the 4x45mins series, which comes from Line of Duty producer World Productions. The show will debut later this year on BBC One in the UK before […]

New Idris Elba doc is Cut From a Different Cloth

Idris Elba will feature in and produce a new documentary about the fashion brand Superdry. Elba’s indie, Green Door Pictures, is coproducing Cut From a Different Cloth with UK prodco Woodcut Media. Content Television, which sold Elba’s previous doc, Mandela, My Dad and Me, is attached to distribute. The ob-doc will look into Superdry as […]

Joy for Content as UK sales boss arrives

Content Television has hired a former Entertainment One executive as director of UK and SVOD sales. Stephen Joy (pictured), who was previously director of TV and digital for Koch Media UK, takes on the new post at Content Media Corp’s television unit tasked with selling the firm’s portfolio titles to broadcasters, SVOD platforms and home […]

Dead Rising, Halo 4 find Asian homes

Broadcasters in Asia have acquired scripted programming such as Dead Rising: Watchtower and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn from UK-based distributor Content Television. Fox International Channels Asia Pacific has acquired action drama Dead Rising: Watchtower, which is based on the Dead Rising video game franchise. Halo 4, also based on a successful game franchise, has […]

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