By Patrick Munn | April 9, 2018 - 4:46 pm | No Comments
Entertainment One (eOne) has secured a majority stake in independent production company Whizz Kid Entertainment. The indie's founder and CEO Malcolm Gerrie and Managing Director Lisa Chapman will remain in their current posts, reporting into Tara Long, Executive Vice-President of Alternative Television for eOne. The rest of the senior team also remains in place and will continue to focus on the development of original non-scripted entertainment programming with significant international appeal.
By Patrick Munn | April 9, 2018 - 2:46 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 has agreed a deal with Entertainment One (eOne) to secure UK rights to Canadian procedural The Detail and second window rights to ABC's Designated Survivor. This marks the second UK deal for Designated Survivor. Netflix UK previously secured, and retains, first run UK rights to the Kiefer Sutherland fronted thriller as part of a global deal between eOne and the streaming service.
By Patrick Munn | June 5, 2017 - 1:23 pm | No Comments
Entertainment One (eOne) is adding an executive to their ranks. The independent studio has brought on-board DRG executive Noel Hedges to serve in the newly created position of Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions, eOne Television. Hedges, who starts with the company in September, will be based in eOne’s London office and will oversee teams in both the big smoke and Toronto.
By Patrick Munn | April 24, 2017 - 12:43 pm | No Comments
Ransom is crossing the Atlantic. The hostage crisis series from former The X-Files writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola, which airs state-side on CBS, has been acquired for UK broadcast by Universal Channel, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | December 16, 2016 - 4:59 pm | No Comments
Netflix UK is adding a trio of exclusives to their line-up. The streaming service - in separate deals with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Disney Media Distribution and Entertainment One (eOne) - has secured the exclusive UK rights to The CW's new comic book series Riverdale, Freeform drama series Beyond and comedy You Me Her, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | October 10, 2016 - 11:14 am | 1 Comment
Sky Living has acquired ABC's legal thriller Conviction, starring Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell, after striking a deal with international distributor Entertainment One, TVWise has learned. The series is set to premiere on Sky Living in November.
By Patrick Munn | September 14, 2016 - 9:54 am | No Comments
ABC is staging a 24 reunion. Mykelti Williamson, who starred in the eighth season of the Fox counter-terrorism drama as the Director of CTU New York, has been tapped for a recurring role in Kiefer Sutherland's new ABC series Designated Survivor He will play Admiral Chernow, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who quickly becomes one of President Kirkman’s (Sutherland) most trusted advisers.