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Extra: Passion takes Dynamo series; Alchimie buys TV Player

English magician Dynamo returns to TV Passion Distribution will distribute the three-part special Project 7 (w/t), starring English magician Dynamo. Dynamo, or Steve Frayne (pictured), returns to television after a five-year break ...
September 25, 2019

English magician Dynamo returns to TV

Passion Distribution will distribute the three-part special Project 7 (w/t), starring English magician Dynamo.

Dynamo, or Steve Frayne (pictured), returns to television after a five-year break due to illness in the “high-octane” series.

In Project 7 (w/t), viewers will see Frayne perform across the globe. The series is co-produced by Phil McIntyre Television, Inner Circle Films and Motion Content Group for Sky. It will air on Sky1 and streaming service Now TV in the UK and Ireland in 2020.

Frayne emerged on the UK’s magic scene in 2004 performing on the streets of London. The magician’s popularity grew, culminating to Frayne’s TV debut in 2011 with the award-winning 18 x 60-minute series Dynamo: Magician Impossible.

Alchimie acquires TV Player

French content aggregation and distribution company Alchimie has acquired UK-based over-the-top provider TV Player.

Alchimie will now offer audiences a range of high quality premium factual content through new UK distribution and SVOD channels via the TV Player platform, which currently encompasses a 450,000 viewer base and four million downloads.

Alchimie’s catalog offers more than 40,000 hours of multi-language factual content from production partners Arte, ZDF and NHK. Genres include natural history, crime, current affairs, history and children’s programming.

The move marks the latest international development from Alchimie, which has recently expanded into Spain, Austria, France, Belgium, Germany and Australia, where the company currently distributes subscription content to mobile and digital platform partners, including Google, Amazon, Orange and RTV.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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