Dynamo: Magician Impossible


C4 and industry players back new UK indie

A raft of TV industry players and a Channel 4 fund have all backed Red Sky Productions, a new UK indie run by former UKTV commissioner Jane Rogerson and IWC exec producer Ross Harper. The indie will be based in Glasgow, Scotland, and investors include former All3Media boss Steve Morrison, ITV exec David Liddiment, and […]

News brief: Timber Kings falls in France

French channel RMC Decouverte has acquired titles including Timber Kings and Dynamo: Magician Impossible from UK-based Passion Distribution. The DTT net has also taken So You Think You’d Survive, while rival French nets Voyage and Planete A&E have also acquired new factual fare. Italy’s De Agonstini has bought shows such as World’s Angriest and Angry […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

RTL CBS seals Extreme carriage deal

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has struck a carriage deal with Telekom Malaysia for its Extreme channel, marking the general entertainment service’s entry into the country. The channel, a joint venture between US studio CBS and European media group RTL, has already rolled out on the telco’s IPTV service HyppTV. It is available free-to-view until […]

CBS, RTL get Extreme in Asia

The RTL and CBS joint venture channels business has launched its second thematic channel in Asia. Male-skewed RTL CBS Extreme HD has been handed a slot on Singaporean pay TV platform SingTel mio TV and will launch on March 27. The network will be the exclusive local home of UKTV original Dynamo: Magician Impossible and Red […]

Nat Geo buys pair of Passion’s magic shows

The US National Geographic Channel has acquired two magic series from UK-based distributor Passion. Nat Geo has bought 4x60mins The Happenings (pictured) in which a pair of magicians convince unsuspecting residents in towns across the UK and US that mysterious events are occurring. It has also picked up season two of Dynamo: Magician Impossible, featuring […]

BBC One picks up Watch’s Dynamo series

UK broadcaster BBC One has taken the unusual step of acquiring a premium pay TV show, namely Watch’s Dynamo: Magician Impossible, after its first window. Three episodes of the four-part first season of the magic-themed show are to launch in January on the UK broadcaster in a Saturday access prime slot. Season one launched on […]

UKTV will premiere Dynamo series online before TV

UKTV will show the first episode of the latest Dynamo: Magician Impossible series online before it goes out on its Watch channel. The show features the eponymous street-magic star and has proved popular on Watch and internationally where it is distributed by Passion Distribution. On Watch, the last series averaged almost two million viewers, a […]

UKTV moving into international programme sales

Multichannel group UKTV will start to distribute some of its original shows directly and will be speaking to potential partners as soon as MIPTV, its head of programme distribution/strategy has told TBI. UKTV used to have a distribution output deal with BBC Worldwide, but in recent times has worked with a range of other distributors […]