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Destination America Premiering Paranormal Series Ghosts in My House

TORONTO:  Destination America is set to debut the paranormal series Ghosts in My House later this month. Developed by Big Coat Productions, the 13×30-minute series follows “intuitive healer” Nadine Mercey and a specially trained paranormal team as they visit potentially haunted homes. Big Coat Productions principals Catherine Fogarty and Maria ...

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March Launch for Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus

WASHINGTON, D.C.: National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, will premiere on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. The three-hour event will debut on National Geographic Channel in the U.S. as ...

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eOne Gives The Book of Negroes a Digital Release

NEW YORK/TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) has made the six-part miniseries The Book of Negroes, which debuted earlier this month on BET, available to purchase from all major digital download platforms. The historical drama is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed book by Lawrence Hill. It aired on BET on February ...

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E! UK Slates Premiere for The Royals

LONDON: The scripted original drama The Royals, co-produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions, will be making its U.K. debut on E! on March 25. The one-hour drama stars Elizabeth Hurley as the fictional queen of England. The show depicts the lives of a fictional monarchy and the wild antics ...

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SDI Media Purchased by Japanese Companies

CULVER CITY: Japanese post-production company Imagica Robot Holdings (IRHD) has partnered with the Cool Japan Fund and trading house Sumitomo Corporation to acquire 100 percent interest in the L.A.-based translation outfit SDI Media Group. According to a statement from the ...

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TVNZ Adapting BBC Worldwide’s Coast Format

SYDNEY: TVNZ is working on a New Zealand version of the hit BBC factual series Coast to air on TV One. Coast New Zealand will be led by British archeologist and television presenter Neil Oliver. The local treatment will showcase Aotearoa’s different coastlines over six one-hour episodes. The series is ...

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Netflix Takes Beyond Distribution Titles for Oz, NZ Service

SYDNEY/BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix is working with Beyond Distribution to deliver a range of international and locally produced content for its soon-to-launch service in Australia and New Zealand. Stand-up comedy is part of the offering, including Carl Barron: A One Ended Stick; Arj Barker: Harvest; Kitty Flanagan: Hello Kitty; Jimeoin: Something ...

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DISCOP Istanbul Gears Up for Record-Breaking Attendance

LOS ANGELES/ISTANBUL: Pre-registration numbers for DISCOP Istanbul have reached record levels, as the event celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. There are some 1,200 delegates representing 500-plus companies from 75 countries expected to converge in Istanbul from February 24 to ...

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