Arrow takes three returning true crime commissions from ID
Factual prodco Arrow Media has secured commissions from Discovery-owned true crime net Investigation Discovery (ID) for three returning series.
The recommissioned series are The Devil Speaks, about murder cases solved in part by audio evidence; American Monster (pictured), which explores the lives of some of America’s most shocking murderers; and and See No Evil, a co-production with Blue Ant Studio’s Saloon Media about crimes solved with the aid of surveillance camera footage.
The Devil Speaks (6 x 60 minutes) is a third season renewal; American Monster (11 x 60 minutes) enters its fourth season; and See No Evil (20 x 60 minutes) prepares for season six.
This slate of commissions totals 39 hours across three series.
LGI Media digs up pre-sales for Spiky Gold Hunters
Australian factual distributor LGI Media, formerly Looking Glass Media, has secured several pre-sales for its new series Spiky Gold Hunters (6 x 60 minutes).
The series has sold to A+E Networks UK, the History Channel Iberia for its entertainment channel BLAZE, and Foxtel/A&E Networks Australia. It has also been acquired by Viasat World exclusively for Viasat Explore across CEE, Russia CIS and Nordics.
Spiky Gold Hunters follows divers digging for culinary “gold” while battling the aquatic elements in New Zealand.
It is produced by Pango Productions Ltd, Auckland, and was commissioned by TV New Zealand.
Patrick Connolly named SVP of programming, marketing, AMCNI
AMC Networks International has expanded Patrick Connolly‘s remit, naming him SVP of programming and marketing.
In his new role, he will continue with his programming duties — named SVP of programming in 2018, he has worked to optimize synergies across the company’s domestic and international offices and leverage opportunities with acquisitions and co-productions across AMC and SundanceTV services internationally.
He will now also oversee marketing activities across the AMC and SundanceTV global and regional brands and channels in more than 130 countries.