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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.

5USA Acquires ‘Chicago PD’ Spin-Off ‘Chicago Justice’

5USA is adding another Chicago series to their slate. The Channel 5 owned digi-net has secured the free-to-air rights to short-lived Chicago PD spin-off Chicago Justice after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution.

Virgin Media Acquires TNT’s Young Shakespeare Drama ‘Will’

Virgin Media has secured the UK rights to TNT's short-lived ten episode young William Shakespeare drama series Will after striking a deal with international distributor Turner International. The series will be made available to Virgin TV Full House customers via Virgin TV On-Demand later this month.

ITV2 Acquires UK Rights To NBC’s ‘Superstore’

EXCLUSIVE: Superstore is finally crossing the pond. Multiple sources are telling me that ITV has agreed a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution for the exclusive UK rights to the America Ferrera fronted comedy series, with plans to air it on ITV2 in 2018.