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ABC’s Good Doctor travels to Japan with Wowow

Japan’s premium pay-TV broadcaster Wowow has acquired exclusive Japanese broadcast rights to hit drama series The Good Doctor. The Sony Pictures Television and ABC copro, which currently airs on ABC in the US, is set to premiere in Japan on April 2018. The series has been a breakout hit in the States, becoming the number […]

CBS sells Twin Peaks and Bull to Wowow

Wowow has acquired the upcoming reboot of cult TV series Twin Peaks. The Japanese pay TV broadcaster has prebought the show as part of a wider deal with CBS Studios International. It has also taken Michael Weatherly legal drama Bull from the distributor, as well as murder mystery American Gothic. The drama series will go […]

UK, Germany clean up at international Emmys

Programmes from the UK and Germany led the way at the International Emmy Awards in New York last night, winning six of the gongs that were up for grabs. UK winners at the event, which was presented by Alan Cummings, came in the Best Performance by An Actor, Comedy and TV Movie/ Mini-Series categories, while […]

NHK, WOWOW prep 4K drama screenings

Broadcast groups NHK and WOWOW are co-hosting a pair of 4K HDR premieres in Cannes as Japan revels in its status the Country of Honour at MIPCOM. NHK will show Asian fantasy series Moribito II: Guardian of the Spirit, while WOWOW premieres Cold Case Japan, which is an adaptation of the Warner Bros. Television scripted […]

Wowow opens Japanese Cold Case

Japanese premium cabler Wowow has ordered a local version of Cold Case, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced US procedural. Warner Bros. International Television Production owns rights to the formats and struck the Japanese deal, with Wowow’s Drama W division producing the local version. It marks the first time the US series, which ran on US net CBS […]

Wowow orders para-athletes doc

Japanese pay TV channel Wowow has ordered a doc series about para-athletes, in the run up to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The as-yet-untitled series will go out on Wowow, a Japanese premium network equivalent to HBO, on its Prime channel in 2016. It will follow a group of para-athletes and their journey to the Rio 2016, […]

Syfy takes linear UK rights to Extant

NBCUniversal’s UK pay TV channel Syfy has bought exclusive broadcast rights to CBS event series Extant. The show will debut on the NBCUniversal-owned network on Tuesday, January 20 in a 9pm slot following Syfy’s deal with CBS Studios International. Amazon Prime Instant Video launched the show in the UK after striking an agreement for streaming […]

Ovation, WOWOW enjoy Rossellini’s Green Porno

US cable channel Ovation has acquired documentary Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!, which Japanese pay TV provider WOWOW has come on board to coproduce. Arts-skewed network Ovation will run the doc, which comes from Sundance Productions, exclusively in the US in spring 2015. WOWOW, meanwhile, has come on board as a coproduction partner. The paycaster […]

WOWOW bags Extant exclusive

Japanese pay TV provider has acquired exclusive local rights to CBS dramas Extant and Penny Dreadful. CBS Studios International sells Extant, a sci-fi starring actor Halle Berry, and Showtime-Sky Atlantic coproduction horror-drama Penny Dreadful on the global market. Both shows launch in 2015 on WOWOW’s Prime channel, which also runs CBS series CSI and Elementary […]

Wowow coproducing Nineteen Eighty-Four doc

Japanese premium channel operator Wowow has come on board a new doc about the seminal George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The doc, Finding 1984, will examine the subject matter of the dystopian classic and look at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that Orwell wrote in […]