Hasbro backs Boggle Battle TV series

The content arm of games giant Hasbro has teamed with the creators of Chopped and indie studio Entertainment One to adapt board game Boggle into a TV show. Hasbro Studios, Keller/Noll and eOne will partner for Boggle Battle, which is they said will introduce the classic word game to a whole new audience. Family and […]

eOne teams with Buscemi, Tucci prodco

Entertainment One has inked a first-look deal with Olive Productions, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s New York-based prodco. The deal will see eOne act as the studio on all Olive future TV shows, and its distribution arm will sell them internationally. “We’ve found a globally-minded studio partner that shares in our commitment to […]

Canadian drama first for BBC Four

BBC Four has acquired Cardinal marking the first time it has picked up a Canadian drama. The arts and culture-skewed channel has been acquiring a range of international drama in recent times, buying scripted series from Spain, Iceland and France among others. The move into Canadian drama with Cardinal sees the channel land a six-part […]

Rai to put on PJ Masks

Rai has become the latest buyer of preschool superhero toon PJ Masks. The Italian pubcaster will put the popular show out on its Rai Yoyo kids net, which will show it four times a day. The series goes out on pay in Italy on the Disney Junior channel, with the Yoyo deal the first in […]

UK and France deals for Jason Priestley drama

Broadcasters across Europe have acquired Private Eyes, the new Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) private detective drama. Cable net Universal Channel has bought the show for the UK and free TV broadcaster TF1 has taken it for France. Turner has acquired it for its TNT channel in the Nordic region and Fox has it in […]

New Korean home for Peppa Pig

Global preschool hit Peppa Pig will launch on pay TV in South Korea later this month. The show, which is owned and distributed by eOne, will go on the CJ Tooniverse cable channel from October 10. The kids net is part of the CJ E&M stable of channels. The show previously played on free-TV channel EBS […]

Kiefer Sutherland to speak at MIPCOM

Kiefer Sutherland will give a keynote address at MIPCOM next month. The actor will be in Cannes to promote Designated Survivor, his new Entertainment One-distributed series, which started on ABC this week, and was picked up by Netflix internationally this week, as first reported by TBIvision. 24 star Sutherland will deliver a Media Mastermind keynote […]

Breakthrough brings in kids veteran for sales

Breakthrough has recruited Caroline Tyre and the seasoned Canadia kids TV exec for a new sales and acquisitions role. At the Canadian producer and distributor she be senior director, covering sales and acquisitions across Europe and parts of Asia. Tyre will report to Craig McGillivray, vice president, distribution, who rejoined Breakthrough last year. He said: […]

CBS, TF1, Global, eOne team for Spotnitz drama

A host of international broadcasters are joining forces on Ransom, a new drama series about a crisis negotiator. The project has been with Canadian net Global since 2014 and TF1 was already on board. US broadcaster CBS has now been added to the list of partners by Entertainment One Television, which is selling the series […]

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 […]