By Patrick Munn | December 11, 2018 - 11:38 am | No Comments
LA To Vegas is UK bound. Paramount Network has acquired the UK rights to the short-lived Fox comedy starring Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is eyed for January premiere on the channel.
By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2018 - 1:21 pm | No Comments
Dick Wolf's newest drama is crossing the pond. Sky has acquired the exclusive UK rights to the Law & Order super-producer's new procedural FBI after striking a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International. No word yet on a premiere date or which Sky channel it will air on. Additionally, Sky has also extended their licensing agreements for Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, Elementary and The Late Late Show With James Corden and Hawaii Five-0; picking up additional seasons of all four shows.
By Patrick Munn | November 27, 2018 - 1:10 pm | No Comments
SYFY UK has acquired the exclusive UK rights to Spides, an eight episode alien invasion thriller series from Katapult Filmproduktion and Red Sun Films. The eight episode series is expected to premiere in 2019.
By Patrick Munn | November 23, 2018 - 11:20 am | No Comments
FOX UK has acquired the UK rights to the Mark-Paul Gosselaar fronted drama series The Passage after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The show's first season, consisting of thirteen episodes, will premiere on the channel on Tuesday January 15th at 9pm.
By Patrick Munn | November 20, 2018 - 9:10 pm | No Comments
The BBC is continuing to stock up on U.S. scripted content. BBC Four has acquired the free-to-air rights to USA Network's Jessica Biel fronted drama series The Sinner after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution. The show's first season will premiere on BBC Four on Saturday December 1st at 9pm.
By Patrick Munn | November 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm | No Comments
Thomas Magnum is heading to the UK. Sky One has secured the exclusive UK rights to CBS' Magnum P.I. reboot after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution. The series, which was recently picked up state-side for a full season, is presently eyed for a January premiere.
By Patrick Munn | October 31, 2018 - 9:01 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: What impact will today's bumper "content partnership" between the BBC and FX Networks have on FX Originals with existing UK licensing agreements? Well, none at all. I'm hearing that all existing licensing deals remain in place and that the focus of the agreement is creating a UK home for FX programming going forward. What that means is that FX original series such as American Horror Story, Legion, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Baskets and You're The Worst are not jumping to the BBC from their current UK homes. American Horror Story, Legion and Baskets are staying put on FOX UK; while Netflix UK retains rights to It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
By Patrick Munn | October 31, 2018 - 2:47 pm | No Comments
To borrow from former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden: "this is a big f***ing deal". In what is undoubtedly the BBC's biggest move in U.S. scripted acquisitions in years, they have inked a content partnership (effectively an output deal) with FX Networks that will make the Beeb the UK home to all future FX original comedy and drama series.