By Patrick Munn | October 8, 2018 - 4:34 pm | No Comments
Coroner is crossing the pond. NBCU's flagship UK channel Universal TV has acquired the UK rights to the eight episode M.R. Hall adaptation which is being produced for Canadian public broadcaster CBC. The series, toplined by Serinda Swan (Ballers), is expected to premiere in 2019.
By Patrick Munn | January 16, 2018 - 10:44 am | No Comments
SYFY UK has secured the exclusive UK rights to The Outpost, a new ten episode fantasy adventure series from Jonathan Glassner - who developed Stargate SG-1 for television - and Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment. The show's first season is expected to premiere on the genre channel later this year.
By Patrick Munn | March 1, 2017 - 10:31 am | No Comments
Universal Channel has landed the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Chance, the Hugh Laurie (House) fronted psychological thriller which airs state-side on streaming service Hulu, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | September 1, 2015 - 11:51 am | No Comments
Mirroring the strategy they employed for the show's debut run, NBCUniversal International Networks (formerly known as Universal Networks International) has announced plans to fast-track the second season of The Librarians across their international footprint.
By Patrick Munn | August 27, 2015 - 9:46 am | No Comments
NBCU is making a change to the structure of their international distribution and global channels business. NBCUniversal International has announced the creation of a multi-territory, regional hub In London which will align the activities of NBCUniversal International Distribution (formerly NBCUniversal International Television Distribution) and NBCUniversal International Networks (formerly known as Universal Networks International) across EMEA.
By Patrick Munn | April 7, 2015 - 11:40 am | No Comments
The newest sci-fi series from Stargate writers and executive producers Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi is heading to Syfy UK. The NBCU owned and operated channel has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to "space-opera" Dark Matter, starring Melissa O’Neil , Marc Bendavid and Anthony Lemke , from international distributor Endemol Shine International. The series will premiere on Syfy UK this June.
By Patrick Munn | March 11, 2015 - 4:48 pm | 2 Comments
TVWise breaks down the recent moves at Universal Channel and Syfy UK and explores just how these two channels went from being a "wasteland of repeats" to major buyers of high-end dramas from the Hollywood Studios, competing with the likes of Channel 4, Channel 5, UKTV and Sky.