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Sony Channel Takes Linear UK Rights To ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Orange Is The New Black is coming to UK television. Sony Channel, the flagship entertainment channel operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks here in the UK, has secured the linear rights to the award winning Netflix original series after striking a multi-year deal with series producer and international distributor Lionsgate Television, TVWise has learned.

‘Wicked City’ Heading To UK Via ABC Studios On Demand

ABC's short-lived period drama Wicked City is coming to the UK. The eight episode series will launch exclusively on ABC Studios On Demand - the VOD service providing complete box sets of ABC Studios produced shows, which is available through Sky Box Sets, Now TV and Virgin Media - on Monday May 1st, TVWise has learned.

Comedy Central UK Acquires ‘Detroiters’ & TripTank Spin-Off ‘Jeff & Some Aliens’

Comedy Central UK is adding two original series from their U.S. sister network to their line-up. The Viacom backed broadcaster has picked up the exclusive UK rights to TripTank spin-off Jeff & Some Aliens and live-action comedy series Detroiters, TVWise has learned. Both Detroiters and Jeff & Some Aliens are set to premiere on Comedy Central UK early next month.

Discovery UK Picks Up Unabomber Drama ‘Manhunt’

Discovery Channel UK has picked up the UK rights to Manhunt: UNABOMBER, the upcoming scripted drama series that was commissioned by, and is being produced for, the U.S. Discovery network, TVWise has learned.

UKTV’s Drama Channel Acquires PBS’ U.S. Civil War Drama ‘Mercy Street’

PBS first original scripted series in more than a decade is crossing the Atlantic. UKTV's Drama channel has secured the exclusive UK rights to Mercy Street, the U.S. public broadcaster's scripted drama series from Ridley Scott which is set during the American Civil War, after striking a deal with the distribution division of Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, TVWise has confirmed. The show's six episode first season is set to premiere on Drama in May.

Netflix UK Acquires Freeform’s London Set Murder Mystery Series ‘Guilt’

Netflix UK has secured the exclusive UK rights to Guilt, Freeform's short-lived ten episode murder mystery drama series that was set and shot in London and was said to be based on the Amanda Knox murder case, TVWise has confirmed. The series will premiere on Wednesday March 22nd, when the complete series will be available to stream for Netflix UK subscribers.

Acquisitions Buzz: LGBT Mini ‘When We Rise’ Eyes UK Deal, Buyers Set Sights On ‘Looming Tower’ & ‘L&O: True Crime’

ABC's LGBT rights miniseries 'When We Rise', from Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, is closing in on a UK deal. Additionally, TVWise has identified two new shows from next season that are being eyed for UK pickups: The Looming Tower, a ten episode drama series about the road to 9/11 that was recently commissioned by streaming service Hulu; and Law & Order: True Crime, the latest entry in NBC's long-running Law & Order franchise.

Virgin Media Adds Bravo’s ‘Imposters’ As Exclusive Boxset

Virgin Media is continuing their push into first run U.S. content. The company has sealed a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to acquire the exclusive rights to Bravo's scripted comedy drama series Imposters, TVWise has learned. The first four episodes from the show's first season are now available on-demand on Virgin TV, with new episodes being made available every week shortly after they initially air on Bravo in the United States.