By Patrick Munn | October 3, 2018 - 10:38 pm | No Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Bad news for 12 Monkeys fans. I've learned that SYFY UK has opted not to acquire the fourth and final season of the sci-fi series from their sister company NBCUniversal International Distribution. It is not immediately clear if either Netflix UK or Amazon Prime Video UK - both of whom hold SVOD rights to the first three seasons - will swoop for the final season.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2018 - 3:14 pm | No Comments
The Purge is coming to the UK. Amazon Prime Video has secured the UK rights to the ten episode series, which will be airing state-side next month on USA Network, with the season premiere and finale also being simulcast on the U.S. Syfy network. NBCUniversal International Distribution handles global sales. TVWise understands that, as it does with all of their exclusive acquisitions, Amazon Prime Video UK will make episodes available to stream within 24 hours of their US broadcast. The series will premiere in the UK on Wednesday September 5th, with subsequent episodes being made available every Wednesday.
By Patrick Munn | July 24, 2018 - 8:22 pm | No Comments
Snowpiercer is coming to the UK. Netflix UK is set as the exclusive UK broadcaster for the series thanks to a larger deal between ITV Studios Global Entertainment and the streaming service, which will see Netflix serve as the global broadcaster outside of the U.S. and China. Elsewhere, in a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution, Netflix UK has also boarded Bravo's new scripted series Dirty John, which is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard.
By Patrick Munn | June 22, 2018 - 9:52 pm | No Comments
SYFY UK is bolstering their summer schedule. The NBCU owned and operated genre channel has secured exclusive UK rights to NBC's drama series Reverie and Hulu's sci-fi series Future Man. Additionally, they have picked up UK rights to the fourth season of Killjoys. I hear all three series will premiere in August. Reverie and Killjoys are distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution, while Sony Pictures Television handles global sales for Future Man. Representatives of SYFY UK did not immediately respond to TVWise's request for comment.
By Patrick Munn | May 24, 2018 - 11:51 am | 1 Comment
Netflix UK is adding two NBC comedies to their slate. The streaming service has agreed a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to secure the exclusive UK rights to Champions and Marlon. Champions and Marlon will premiere on Netflix UK in June.
By Patrick Munn | March 20, 2018 - 12:07 pm | No Comments
Happy! is crossing the pond. Netflix UK has secured the exclusive rights to Syfy's action-comedy series starring Chris Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Surviving Jack) and Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs, Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) TVWise has learned. The show's first season will be available to stream from Thursday April 26th.
By Patrick Munn | January 29, 2018 - 12:19 pm | No Comments
Universal Channel has sealed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Fox's Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife) and Emily VanCamp (Revenge) fronted medical drama The Resident. The series is presently eyed for an April premiere.
By Patrick Munn | January 18, 2018 - 10:20 am | No Comments
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.