Objective and Moira Ross launch entertainment label
Wall to Wall exec and The Voice UK executive producer Moira Ross (pictured) has partnered with Objective Entertainment to launch Panda Television. The newly minted label will focus on primetime studio entertainment and see Ross taking the helm at the new outfit in April as chief creative officer.
Ross was tapped as head of entertainment at the London-based Wall to Wall in 2012, and her commissions included ITV’s 500 Questions and BBC’s The Voice UK, which was recently acquired by ITV on a three-year deal. Prior to boarding Wall to Wall, Ross served as editor for BBC Format Entertainment, relaunching BBC1′s Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 while overseeing Tonight’s the Night, Eurovision Song Contest and So You Think You Can Dance.
The launch of Panda comes on the heels of Roz Pound‘s appointment as head of production at the All3Media-owned Objective Productions and last month’s announcement that the company would establish fact-ent label Second Star Productions.
Corus inks sales for “Buying the View,” “Masters of Flip”
Canadian broadcasting company Corus Entertainment has inked a number of international broadcast deals for its unscripted slate. Italy’s Dove Channel has acquired the real estate series Buying the View (26 x 30 minutes; Our House Media, W Network), following aspiring home-buyers across North America in their search for properties that encompass, above all else, a spectacular view. Meanwhile, Australia’s Nine Entertainment has picked up Masters of Flip (12 x 60 minutes; Rhino Content, W Network) for its digital multi-channel 9Life. The series follows husband-and-wife house-flipping experts Kortney and Dave Wilson as they navigate the world of high-stakes house-flipping. The deals follow the sales of Masters of Flip and the Corus original series Cheer Stars to major U.S. broadcasters.