ITV pulls back from All3Media acqusition

ITV has pulled back from a potential acquisition of All3Media. The UK-based broadcaster, which is home to ITV Studios, told investors last month that it was “actively exploring” buying the company after reports emerged that current owners Liberty Global and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) could be prepared to sell. However, the broadcaster has now distanced itself from a […]

ITV looking at acquisition of Liberty Global and WBD-backed All3Media

ITV has confirmed it is “actively exploring” an acquisition of All3Media, in a deal that could be valued in excess of £1bn ($1.3bn). The UK broadcaster had been among firms rumoured to be in the market for the Gogglebox, Traitors and Fleabag firm, following news earlier this month that All3 owners Liberty Global and Warner […]

Liberty Global and WBD reportedly looking at All3Media sale

All3Media, the UK production giant behind titles such as The Traitors and Three Identical Strangers, is reportedly going on sale for around £1 billion (US$1.26 billion). Joint owners Warner Bros. Disovery (WBD) and Liberty Global, who each have a 50% stake in the company are looking at a range of options, including selling their stakes to a third […]

All3Media expands North American reach of Monty Don FAST channel

Content distributor All3Media International is expanding distribution of its horticulture-themed FAST channel for the North American market: Gardening with Monty Don. The distributor said it was working directly with Monty Don and producer Alexandra Henderson to create an original new FAST channel dedicated to content featuring the horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster, which includes the creation […]

All3Media International adds FAST expert to commercial team

Leading independent distributor All3Media International has appointed Amanda Stevens as director of global digital partnerships. Formerly at Samsung TV Plus, Stevens will be responsible for spearheading digital partnerships around the world. As part of her remit, Stevens will identify “new opportunities in the FAST and AVOD market as well as maximising the success of collaborations already […]

NENT Group sells off UK distribution business to All3Media

All3Media has acquired NENT Studios’ UK distribution business – formerly known as DRG – from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). The acquisition adds more than 10,000 hours of shows to All3Media International’s slate, including over 100 formats, with series such as Doc Martin, The Cry, Yorkshire Vet, Manhunt, Catchphrase and Don’t Tell the Bride. Jane Turton, All3Media CEO, pointed to the “deep, […]

Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Netflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, DTVE sister title TBI has discovered. The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, […]

All3Media cofounder joins BBC board

Steve Morrison has joined the board of UK public broadcaster the BBC. Morrison is the cofounder of Chrysalis TV, which later became All3Media. He left the production and distribution giant in 2012. It was subsequently sold to Discovery and Liberty in 2014. The former All3 exec will be the Scotland representative on the BBC Unitary […]

Vimeo adds BBC Worldwide, All3Media titles

Vimeo has agreed content partnerships with TV distributor All3Media International and the BBC’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide. Through the deals, a range of comedy, drama, and documentary titles will be available as part of Vimeo’s global transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) store. The first All3Media International content to be released on Vimeo includes all four seasons of […]

Liberty to make ‘selective’ content investments

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has said that the company will be “selective” about content investments, but hinted work is now underway with Lionsgate on a string of shows. Speaking on Liberty Global’s third quarter earnings call, Fries said that Liberty has “four or five great ideas cooking with Lionsgate”, after it took a 3.4% […]

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