By Patrick Munn | September 14, 2018 - 3:42 pm | No Comments
Following this year's successful revival of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? to mark the show's 20th anniversary, ITV has renewed the series for a further ten episodes, once again hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. The new episodes are set to air in early 2019 and will be stripped over two weeks.
By Patrick Munn | September 12, 2018 - 11:28 am | No Comments
Sony Pictures Television has acquired a minority stake in Eleventh Hour Films - the UK indie led by Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez, Paula Cuddy and Nicole Finnan which has been behind such productions as Foyle's War, New Blood, Vexed and Safe House.
By Patrick Munn | August 31, 2018 - 1:38 pm | No Comments
J.K. Simmons' (The Closer) newest TV drama is coming to the UK. StarzPlay – which is available exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime via Amazon Channels – has acquired Counterpart from international distributor Sony Pictures Television. The show's first season will be available to stream for StarzPlay subscribers from Friday September 28th. This marks the second major deal between Sony and StarzPlay since the service launch on Amazon Prime Video UK earlier this year. Back in July, the two companies also agreed a deal for AT&T's Audience network's Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes.
By Patrick Munn | July 4, 2018 - 5:20 pm | No Comments
StarzPlay is adding another first run acquisition to their slate. The channel - which is available exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime via Amazon Channels - has picked up UK rights to Audience network's Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes after striking a deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television. The show's first season is now available to StarzPlay subscribers as of today. Season two will premiere on Thursday August 23rd, less than 24 hours behind the U.S. broadcast on Audience.
By Patrick Munn | June 27, 2018 - 7:12 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has acquired VOD rights to cult comedy series Community from international distributor Sony Pictures Television with plans to make all six seasons available on their VOD platform All 4 this summer. The "first few" seasons will be available on Monday July 23rd, with subsequent seasons being made available in August.
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 | June 14, 2018 - 8:06 pm | No Comments
After piloting the project (under its former titled Ball Street), Showtime has picked up 1980s Wall Street comedy Black Monday - starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall - to series with a ten episode order. Owing to the fact that Black Monday is set up as a co-pro with Sony Pictures Television, it is not immediately clear if it will be covered by Showtime's output deal with Sky or if SPT will be distributing it in the UK.
By Patrick Munn | April 4, 2018 - 12:07 pm | No Comments
Alibi is adding a trio of scripted dramas to their slate. The UKTV owned and operated channel has agreed a bumper deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television for UK rights to AXN's Jerry O'Connell fronted drama series Carter, and repeat rights to both The Guardian and Unforgettable.