Motion Content Group, the WPP-backed programming division, is to bolster its drama activity after striking a scripted development deal with Canadian broadcaster CHCH. It builds on the two company’s deals for shows such as Western horror Wyonna Earp and crime drama The Pinkertons.
The two companies are to develop, produce and distribute a slew of high-quality Canadian dramas with international appeal. They will work directly with writers as well as third party producers as they look for premium returnable series.
CHCH, which operates channels including Channel Zero, operates in Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions of Southwestern Ontario.
It is Motion Content Group’s latest move into scripted television. The company, which produces international entertainment formats such as ITV2’s Love Island and C4’s The Jump, has co-produced British dramas such as ITV’s Cilla and Sky’s The Last Dragonslayer.
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