By Patrick Munn | July 17, 2019 - 2:22 pm | No Comments
DCD Rights has secured UK deals for two new Australian dramas. The international distributor has licensed crime drama My Life Is Murder to UKTV's Alibi channel and four-part drama The Hunting to Channel 5. The deal for My Life Is Murder was negotiated by UKTV's Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous, while Channel 5's Acquisitions Director Anna-Belen Dunlop secured The Hunting for the broadcaster's prime-time schedule. Both series will premiere later this year.
By Patrick Munn | July 3, 2019 - 12:32 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has ordered The Bust, a four episode crime fighting documentary series from BBC Studios Unscripted Productions. "This dynamic new series will thrill Channel 5 viewers with a dramatic and fascinating new perspective on modern British crime fighting”, said Channel 5 Commissioning Editor Adrian Padmore.
By Patrick Munn | June 20, 2019 - 12:09 pm | No Comments
Here's the good news for Will & Grace fans - the show's tenth season (aka the second season of the revival) is coming to the UK. With no sign of a broadcast on Channel 5, NBCUniversal is now looking at going direct-to-consumer. Their home entertainment division is preparing to release the tenth season on DVD this summer and they recently submitted the set to BBFC for classification.
By Patrick Munn | May 24, 2019 - 5:31 pm | No Comments
Well here's a timely commission. Channel 5 has commissioned Portillo: The Trouble With The Tory Party, a two-part documentary series fronted by the former Defence Secretary that explores the schism inside the Conservative party over Europe that has now led to the downfall of both Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
By Patrick Munn | May 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm | No Comments
Private Eyes has secured a second UK home. Channel 5's digi-net 5USA has acquired the Canadian drama series fronted by Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210). eOne (Entertainment One) handles global sales. The show's first season will premiere on 5USA next month.
By Patrick Munn | April 18, 2019 - 10:25 am | No Comments
Channel 5 has acquired the UK rights to Sony Crackle's original drama series The Oath for their VOD service My5 after striking a deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television. The acquisition was part of a two-series deal with Sony that, as TVWise previously reported, also gives My5 UK rights to Australian drama Bloom. The Oath is expected to premiere this spring.
By Patrick Munn | April 12, 2019 - 4:11 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has acquired the UK rights to Australian drama series Bloom for their VOD service My5. The six episode drama, which was commissioned by streaming service Stan, is distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.