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DLT Entertainment Adds Two to Development Team

LONDON: Seasoned U.K. TV execs Darren Smith and Jack Cheshire have been appointed to the development team of producer/distributor DLT Entertainment, effective this month. Smith and Cheshire, who join on a part-time basis, are responsible for increasing the company's comedy production through the development of scripted and unscripted content and ...

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BBC Orders More Episodes of Quiz Show Pointless

LONDON: The BBC has placed a multi-series order for the game show Pointless, greenlighting 38 episodes of Pointless Celebrities for BBC One and 110 episodes of Pointless for BBC Daytime. The commission takes the total number of episodes up to nearly 1,000. Remarkable Television, an Endemol company, will produce the ...

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Israeli Drama Allenby to Be Adapted in Brazil

TEL AVIV/SÃO PAULO: Armoza Formats has licensed the remake rights for the drama series Allenby to TNT Brazil, with the commission marking the broadcaster's first large-scale original Brazilian production. The eight-episode adaptation will be aired under the local title Rua Augusta, named after a major street in São Paulo. The ...

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New Season of Foyle’s War Set for Acorn TV

SILVER SPRING: The new season of the popular British series Foyle's War is slated to exclusively premiere on RLJ Entertainment's British TV streaming service Acorn TV in North America. Foyle's War, which stars Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, will see John Mahoney (Frasier) make a guest appearance in the first episode ...

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Twofour Rights Makes Oz & NZ Sales

LONDON: Twofour Rights has sold more than 60 hours of programming into Australia and New Zealand, including two titles starring U.K. hotelier Alex Polizzi. Australia’s Foxtel inked deals for four shows, including the latest season of The Hotel Inspector, which features Polizzi on a mission to turn around the fortunes ...

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Endemol Ties Up with Amber Television

LONDON: Endemol has entered into an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with the U.K. producer Amber Television, a move which sees the two jointly developing and financing a new slate of scripted projects. Under the terms of the three-year deal, Endemol will provide development funding and deficit funding to ...

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Zodiak Rights Hires for Scandinavia

LONDON: Zodiak Rights is establishing a sales base in Scandinavia with the hire of Ole Steen Stolberg, who joins in January and will be based within Mastiff Denmark’s offices in Copenhagen. Stolberg will be serving as VP of sales for Scandinavia at Zodiak Rights. He comes to the company after ...

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Wild Kratts Brand Expands into Toys & Publishing

TORONTO: The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group have announced new licensing activity for the animated adventure show Wild Kratts, which was recently renewed for a fourth season on PBS Kids. The brand’s extension includes a broad range of toys from master toy licensee Wicked Cool Toys, with ...

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Crossbones Secures Global Sales

LOS ANGELES: Sierra/Engine has lined up multiple international broadcasters for the limited drama series Crossbones, which stars John Malkovich as the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Tele München Gruppe in Germany, Turner International and Polar Star in Latin America, Icon in Australia, SKY in New Zealand, Sohu in China and Tohokushinsha in ...

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