By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm | No Comments
E4 has acquired the exclusive UK rights to NBC's musical dramedy series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group. The acquisition comes mere hours after E4 announced a deal with CBS Studios International for CBS' Matt LeBlanc comedy Man With A Plan and linear rights to Star Trek: Discovery. It also marks only the second new series from the 2019-2019 broadcast season in the United States to land a UK deal, after Sky previously picked up NBC comedy Sunnyside for their soon-to-launch dedicated comedy channel.
By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2019 - 9:00 am | No Comments
E4 has closed a deal with CBS Studios International to acquire the exclusive UK rights to CBS' Matt LeBlanc comedy Man With A Plan. Additionally, the deal also gives the channel the linear rights to Star Trek: Discovery. Both series will premiere on E4 in 2020.
By Patrick Munn | October 7, 2019 - 3:16 pm | No Comments
The third The Walking Dead series has found a UK home. Amazon Prime Video has secured the UK rights to the as-yet untitled third series that will feature two young female protagonists. The streaming service has also secured rights in "select countries and territories" around the world.
By Patrick Munn | September 19, 2019 - 11:38 am | No Comments
Swamp Thing is coming to the UK. Amazon Prime Video UK has acquired the UK rights to the DC Universe original series after striking a deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution. The series will be available to stream for UK Prime members from Friday October 4th.
By Patrick Munn | August 21, 2019 - 9:01 am | No Comments
Sky is adding to their portfolio of channels. The satcaster has announced plans to launch a dedicated comedy channel, Sky Comedy, in February 2020. Additionally, they have secured the UK rights to NBC comedy series' A.P. Bio and Sunnyside, both of which will air on Sky Comedy.
By Patrick Munn | August 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm | No Comments
London Kills is returning to the Beeb. BBC One has picked up the UK rights to the show's five-episode second season after striking a deal with international distributor Acorn Media International. The BBC said that the show's second season would air in a daytime slot in early 2020.
By Patrick Munn | August 6, 2019 - 5:42 pm | No Comments
StarzPlay has secured the UK rights to Hulu's comedy series Ramy after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group. The show's first season will premiere on StarzPlay on Friday August 30th.
By Patrick Munn | July 29, 2019 - 8:30 am | No Comments
StarzPlay - the Starz branded streaming service that is available in the UK via Amazon Prime Video Channels, Virgin Media and Apple TV - has picked up the UK rights to Starz's recently ordered Dangerous Liaisons adaptation. Based on the novel of the same name, Dangerous Liaisons tells the origin story of the early years of the iconic characters Merteuil and Valmont when they meet as passionate young lovers in the slums of 18th century Paris.