By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm | No Comments
E4 has acquired the exclusive UK rights to NBC's musical dramedy series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group. The acquisition comes mere hours after E4 announced a deal with CBS Studios International for CBS' Matt LeBlanc comedy Man With A Plan and linear rights to Star Trek: Discovery. It also marks only the second new series from the 2019-2019 broadcast season in the United States to land a UK deal, after Sky previously picked up NBC comedy Sunnyside for their soon-to-launch dedicated comedy channel.
By Patrick Munn | September 23, 2019 - 10:16 am | No Comments
The Royals has landed a third UK home. Channel 5's VOD service My5 has acquired E!'s royal family drama series starring Elizabeth Hurley after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group. The show's first two seasons will be available on My5 from next month.
By Patrick Munn | July 29, 2019 - 8:30 am | No Comments
StarzPlay - the Starz branded streaming service that is available in the UK via Amazon Prime Video Channels, Virgin Media and Apple TV - has picked up the UK rights to Starz's recently ordered Dangerous Liaisons adaptation. Based on the novel of the same name, Dangerous Liaisons tells the origin story of the early years of the iconic characters Merteuil and Valmont when they meet as passionate young lovers in the slums of 18th century Paris.
By Patrick Munn | July 12, 2018 - 6:29 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Kyra Sedgwick's TV comeback is crossing the pond. I've learned that UKTV's Alibi channel has secured the UK rights to Ten Days In The Valley, which marked the Emmy award winner's first regular TV role since The Closer, after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Television. I'm told that the series will launch on Alibi next month, though a firm premiere date has not yet been set.
By Patrick Munn | March 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm | No Comments
Starz is expanding their Philippa Gregory franchise. The U.S. premium cable network has ordered a third series - a follow up to both The White Queen and The White Princess - titled The Spanish Princess, which will tell the story of Catherine of Aragon. It will be based on Gregory's novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.
By Patrick Munn | October 4, 2017 - 6:10 pm | 1 Comment
More than two years after the series was cancelled, Sony Channel has secured the UK rights to the former ABC Family drama series Chasing Life after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Television. The first season will premiere on Tuesday October 17th at 9pm.
By Patrick Munn | October 3, 2017 - 11:21 am | No Comments
UKTV's Drama channel has secured the UK rights to The White Princess - Starz's limited series follow up to The White Queen - after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Television. Additionally, under this deal, the channel has also acquired The White Queen.
By Patrick Munn | August 31, 2017 - 6:16 pm | 2 Comments
Syfy UK - which earlier this week announced a brand refresh - is adding yet another exclusive U.S. acquisition to their slate. The NBCU backed channel has secured the UK rights to Hulu's sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404 after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Television.