Passion Distribution has closed a raft of international sales for documentary One Hour That Changed The World: The Moon Landing (1 X 60’). The documentary has been acquired by UKTV in the UK for its Eden channel, TEN in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, CBC in Canada, Phoenix TV in China, Hong Kong and South East Asia and Channel 8 in Israel. Produced by Pioneer Productions, One Hour That Changed The World: The Moon Landing was commissioned and funded by Passion Distribution, … [Read more...] about Passion Distribution lands sales for new documentary
Keshet International (KI) has sold its hidden camera prank game show Deal With It! to DTT channel TEN in Spain. Following the successful run of the finished U.S. show, TEN has opted to produce a local version which will air later this fall. KI holds global distribution rights to the format as well as the finished two season U.S. series produced by Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions, Banca Studio and Keshet Broadcasting in association with Lionsgate Television for TBS. … [Read more...] about Spain’s channel TEN acquires Deal With It!
Network Ten announced on June 2 the commissioning of a new version of one of the world’s most popular game shows, Family Feud, hosted by Grant Denyer. With filming set to commence in Melbourne, the revamped Family Feud will provide a great family alternative for 6pm weeknights. Best known for hosting hit shows such as Australia’s Got Talent and It Takes Two, as well as presenting the weather on Sunrise for 10 years, Denyer is one of Australia’s most diverse, dynamic and … [Read more...] about Network Ten commissions new version of “Family Feud”
Seven Network has been successful in defending Network Ten's actions against the company over John Stephens. The Supreme Court dismissed Ten's application for an injunction to prevent Stephens continuing to work for Seven on May 29. The court found that Stephens did not breach an agreement, and accordingly that Seven did not induce Stephens to breach that agreement as Ten had claimed. Ten's claims were dismissed. The Court specifically said that it did not take Ten's "extraordinary" attempt to … [Read more...] about Seven wins court case against Ten over veteran programmer
The Australian reported on May 22 that Network Ten will cut up to 150 staff and its latest attempt to crack Breakfast TV, Wake Up, in another upheaval for the embattled broadcaster. Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan told staff the cuts were the result of a review to “establish a new structure for Ten and to better allocate our resources, with the aim of improving our performance”. That includes axing the Ten early, morning and late news bulletins and changes to the … [Read more...] about Network Ten cuts 150 staff
Seven Network is considering approaches from telco Optus, digital TV platform Freeview, and movie subscription service Quickflix about joining forces for an online streaming service to rival U.S. streaming giant Netflix. The Australian reports that it was not previously known that Optus, Freeview and Quickflix were planning a foray into subscription video on-demand services. The service will compete with Netflix, which is considering an official launch in Australia next year. … [Read more...] about Seven plots rival service as Netflix heads to Australia