By Patrick Munn | August 5, 2015 - 9:35 am | No Comments
FOX UK is turning to Adult Swim for their renewed push into scripted comedy. The FIC owned and operated channel has inked a deal with Turner Broadcasting System for the exclusive UK broadcast rights to a wide range of Adult Swim content, including Dan Harmon's Rick & Morty and Mr Pickles. The series acquired under this deal will air on Thursday nights from 11pm in a branded Adult Swim block.
By Patrick Munn | August 4, 2015 - 5:08 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime UK has closed a deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to NBC's "limited event series" The Slap, TVWise has learned exclusively. The eight episode series will premiere on Lifetime UK later this year.
By Patrick Munn | August 4, 2015 - 2:52 pm | No Comments
Discovery Channel UK has given the greenlight to The Krays: The Prison Years, a one-off documentary which will explore the "untold story" of the Kray twins after they were imprisoned in 1968. The Krays: The Prison Years will air on Discovery UK & Ireland this September.
By Patrick Munn | August 4, 2015 - 1:17 pm | 1 Comment
AMC Global has firmed up a launch date for the UK channel. The AMC branded channel will be available exclusively on BT TV from August 28th, with a launch slate that includes the (previously announced) exclusive UK premiere of The Walking Dead spin-off Fear The Walking Dead and SundanceTV's southern drama Rectify.
By Patrick Munn | August 4, 2015 - 12:20 pm | No Comments
Sky, HBO and Canal+ are adding to the cast of their co-production The Young Pope. Award winning actor James Cromwell has been tapped for a starring role in the eight episode miniseries, which hails from creator Paul Sorrentino and is being toplined by Jude Law. Cromwell will play Cardinal Michael Spencer, the new Pope's mentor.
By Patrick Munn | August 4, 2015 - 11:56 am | No Comments
Following the departure of A+E Networks UK MD Tom Davidson, the company has promoted Heather Jones to the position of Senior Vice-President, Content & Creative. Additionally, RTL Netherlands exec Nicolas Eglau is joining the company as Chief Operating Officer.
By Patrick Munn | August 3, 2015 - 1:56 pm | No Comments
Humans is going global. AMC Global has secured exclusive first window television rights to the Channel 4/AMC co-production after striking a deal with international distributor Endemol Shine International, TVWise has learned. The show's eight episode first season will air across AMC Global's international footprint beginning in October, with the just ordered second season to follow in 2016.
By Patrick Munn | August 3, 2015 - 1:17 pm | 1 Comment
Lip Sync Battle is getting a UK adaptation. In what is their most significant entertainment commission since being acquired by Viacom, Channel 5 has ordered a local version of Lip Sync Battle, the format which sees celebrities going head-to-head and their lip-sync the song of their choice. The original series, presented by LL Cool J, airs on the Viacom owned Spike in the United States.