By Patrick Munn | February 12, 2019 - 2:26 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 and Turner recently announced a bumper deal to bring Adult Swim to the UK. That included linear premieres on Channel 4 and E4 as well as hundreds of hours of box sets on VOD service All 4. This week sees the linear premiere of Rick & Morty on E4 on Friday (February 15th) and on that same day the first wave of Adult Swim box-set content will hit All 4. Key titles launching on Channel 4's VOD service that day includes Robot Chicken, Mr. Pickles and UK premiere title Mostly 4 Millennials.
By Patrick Munn | February 8, 2019 - 4:47 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Angie Tribeca has lost its UK broadcaster. Channel 4 has opted not to pick up any further seasons of the TBS comedy starring Rashida Jones from international distributor Turner International for their E4 channel. A representative for the channel confirmed they "don’t have any plans" to acquire future seasons.
By Patrick Munn | February 8, 2019 - 3:59 pm | No Comments
Paramount Network is adding another comedy series to their line-up. The VIMN backed broadcaster has acquired the CBS family comedy Life In Pieces after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The show's first season will premiere later this month,
By Patrick Munn | February 8, 2019 - 3:10 pm | No Comments
Speechless has found a UK home. E4 has acquired all three seasons of ABC's Minnie Driver fronted comedy after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD). No word on a premiere date beyond "coming soon".
By Patrick Munn | February 7, 2019 - 3:32 pm | No Comments
SYFY UK has secured the exclusive UK rights to History's scripted drama Project Blue Book after striking a deal with international distributor A+E Networks. The show's ten episode first season is set to premiere on SYFY UK next month. Project Blue Book follows Dr. J Allen Hynek, a brilliant yet underappreciated college professor, who is recruited by the US Air Force to spearhead a clandestine operation called “Project Blue Book.” Along with his partner, Captain Michael Quinn, Hynek is summoned to investigate UFO sightings around the country and uses science to discover what really happened.
By Patrick Munn | February 5, 2019 - 9:00 am | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Kelsey Grammer's new TV project has found a UK home. Universal TV has acquired the exclusive UK rights to legal drama Proven Innocent after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is set to premiere on Universal TV in March.
By Patrick Munn | January 22, 2019 - 4:57 pm | No Comments
The Expanse is indeed switching streaming services in the UK. When Amazon saved the series from cancellation last year, there was some lingering question about the show's UK home as, at that point, Netflix held UK rights. That question has now been resolved with Amazon Prime Video UK announcing that they've taken exclusive UK rights to the show. Amazon said that the first two seasons would be made available to Prime subscribers in the UK on Friday February 8th. Additionally, the show's thirteen episode third season will also launch on Amazon Prime Video UK on the same day - marking the UK premiere for said season. Season four will then launch day-and-date with the US later in 2019.
By Patrick Munn | January 22, 2019 - 4:41 pm | No Comments
BBC Four has inked a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to acquire the UK rights to Australian drama Safe Harbour. Additionally, they have also extended their licensing agreements with eOne, Dynamic Television and DR Sales to pick up season three of Cardinal, season two of Trapped, and season three of Follow The Money, respectively. All four series will air in BBC Four's Saturday night foreign drama slot.