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Universal Channel Acquires Fox’s Medical Drama ‘The Resident’

Universal Channel has sealed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Fox's Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife) and Emily VanCamp (Revenge) fronted medical drama The Resident. The series is presently eyed for an April premiere.

5USA Acquires CBS’ ‘Training Day’ Reboot & NBC’s ‘Taken’

5USA is adding two U.S. scripted dramas to their slate. The Channel 5 owned digi-net has agreed separate deals with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution and NBCUniversal Television Distribution for first run rights to CBS' short-lived Training Day reboot and free-to-air rights to NBC's Taken prequel series.

Amazon Prime Video UK Acquires Freeform’s ‘The Bold Type’

Amazon Prime Video UK has struck a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to secure the exclusive UK rights to Freeform's drama series The Bold Type. The series will premiere on this side of the pond on Friday February 9th.

Universal Channel Acquires Canadian Mystery Series ‘The Disappearance’, Sets February Premiere

Universal Channel is adding a second Canadian import to their line-up. The NBCU backed channel has secured the exclusive UK rights to CTV's mystery series The Disappearance. NBCUniversal International Studios handles international distribution. The show's six episode first season will premiere on Universal Channel on Tuesday February 27th at 9pm, with a double-bill.

5Spike Acquires History’s SEAL Team Drama Series ‘Six’

5Spike (formerly known simply as Spike) has picked up the UK rights to History's SEAL Team drama series Six after striking a deal with international distributor A+E Networks. The eight episode first season is set to premiere on the channel in early 2018.

Netflix UK Acquisitions Spree: Streaming Service Picks Up ‘Black Lightning’, ‘Outsiders’, ‘Underground’ & More

Netflix UK has gone on an acquisitions spree. The streaming service has confirmed reports that they have picked up The CW's newest drama series Black Lightning and have also announced a whole slew of new acquisitions. On the exclusive front, Netflix UK has also picked up the complete series runs of WGN America's drama series Outsiders, about an off-the-grid Appalachian clan; and Underground, which tells the true story of the underground railroad in the United States during the nineteenth century.