By Patrick Munn | May 31, 2018 - 9:06 pm | No Comments
Six is getting a second UK home. History UK has secured second window rights to the SEAL Team drama starring Walton Goggins (Justified, The Shield) after striking an agreement with international distributor A+E Networks. This deal has no impact on the prior licensing agreement between Channel 5 and A+E Networks. C5's 5Spike retains first window rights to Six and are expected to air the show's second season later this year. The first season of Six will premiere on History UK on Sunday June 24th at 10pm.
By Patrick Munn | April 3, 2018 - 7:35 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has acquired FTA rights to Lifetime's TV movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance after striking a deal with A+E Networks. This marks the second UK deal for the two-hour movie, after Lifetime UK previously secured the pay window.
By Patrick Munn | December 18, 2017 - 11:12 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | November 20, 2017 - 5:32 pm | No Comments
History UK has acquired the UK rights to Knightfall, the period drama about the Knights Templar which is being produced for the U.S. History network. The series, which is distributed internationally by A+E Networks, is expected to premiere on this side of the pond in 2018.
By Patrick Munn | October 10, 2016 - 9:22 am | 4 Comments
History's Roots reboot has found a UK home. BBC Four has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the four-part/six-hour miniseries, which is based on both the original novel and the award winning 1977 TV adaptation, after striking a deal with A+E Networks, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | June 14, 2016 - 4:51 pm | No Comments
Hulu has taken the exclusive SVOD rights to the recent Roots reboot after striking a wide-ranging deal with A+E Networks, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Roots will be available to stream on Hulu later this year.
By Patrick Munn | September 18, 2015 - 6:21 pm | No Comments
Another executive shake-up is underway at A+E Networks. Dirk Hoogstra, who has been serving as the General Manager of History and H2 since 2013, is exiting his post effective immediately and will be replaced by current FYI and LMN President Jana Bennett, who has been named President and General Manager of History.
By Patrick Munn | September 17, 2015 - 12:24 pm | No Comments
A+E Networks has set the cast for Roots. Forest Whitaker (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Dracula), Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Erica Tazel (Justified), Derek Luke (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Regé-Jean Page (Waterloo) have been cast in the new take on the hit 1970s ABC miniseries. Additionally, A+E has confirmed the casting of Malachi Kirby.