Corus in ‘game-changing’ C$2.7bn Shaw deal

Toronto-listed Corus Entertainment is to pay C$2.65 billion (US$1.86 billion) to buy rival Shaw Media. This marks the latest round of top-level consolidation in the Canadian television and telecommunications market, coming under three years after Corus rival Bell Media bought Astral Media for C$3.4billion and during the emergence of DHX Media as a new major […]

US, Canuck nets profile Handsome Devils

Production companies from London and Toronto are coproducing a 10x60mins docu-drama for Investigation Discovery in the US and Slice in Canada. The UK’s BriteSpark Films and Canada’s Saloon Media are co-creating Handsome Devils, which will explore 10 real-life crimes of passion and America’s most notorious woman killers, who used their looks and charm to get […]

News brief: RTL Netherlands takes Keasha’s Fashion Tips

RTL Netherlands has acquired lifestyle reality series Keasha’s Fashion Tips. The show is fronted by Keasha Rigsby (Say Yes to the Dress) and follows life at her newly-opened bridal boutique. Peace Point Rights sells the series. In the Netherlands, RTL will air the show on its RTL Lounge channel. Keasha’s Perfect Dress was originally produced […]

ITV Studios’ Four Weddings gets hitched in Germany, Russia and Romania

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold its Four Weddings format into several European territories. The show, which was originally produced by ITV Studios for Sky Living in the UK, sees couples compete for prize of a dream wedding. In Germany, ITV Studios is making Hochzeiten und eine Traumreise for Vox and it will debut in […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]