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Oxygen, Propagate base doc on podcast | News | C21Media

NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet Oxygen has partnered with Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content to develop a documentary series based on a true crime podcast.

Payne Lindsey

Investigative podcast Up Vanished is credited with helping to crack the 11-year-old cold case of missing beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, ultimately leading to two arrests.

The podcast comes from Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV, whose executives Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright are now working with Silverman, Howard T Owens and Brett-Patrick Jenkins of Propagate to develop it for TV.

Propagate previously developed Lore, a horror series based on the podcast of the same name, for Amazon.

Up Vanished has been downloaded 150 million times, according to Tenderfoot TV, which is now working on a second season of the podcast that will explore a new true crime case.

The company has also partnered with veteran podcasting company HowStuffWorks on Atlanta Monster,

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2pac, BIG doc heads Electus roster | News | C21Media

The Notorious B.I.G.

Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? and The Last Resort are among the dozen true crime, adventure and comedy programmes US distributor Electus International has as part of its Mipcom slate.

Critical Content-produced true crime documentary Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? (1×120’) explores the complex case of the murders of two of hip-hop’s biggest stars: Tupac Shakur (2pac) and Christopher Wallace (The Notorious B.I.G.) in the 1990s.

Relationship series The Last Resort (12×60’), produced by Network Nine in Australia, relocates five couples to a Fijian resort in a bid to rekindle their relationships.

Other shows on Electus’s slate include competition The Toy Box (16×60’), produced by Hudsun Media in conjunction with toy company Mattel, HLN-produced true crime series How it Really Happened, mixed martial arts show Bellator and nature programme Running Wild with Bear Grylls (33×60’).

Culinary show Carlito’s Cooking Adventures (7×30’), dating series Mom vs Matchmaker (30×30’), comedy

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Pick chooses NBCU’s true crime | News | C21Media

Three Days to Live focuses on abductions

Pick, the free-to-air channel operated by Sky in the UK, has acquired two true crime documentaries from NBCUniversal International Distribution.

The network will premiere Three Days to Live and Homicide for the Holidays in the UK and Ireland after they air on Oxygen in the US in November and December respectively.

Three Days to Live explores abduction cases in the US, where the first 72 hours after a kidnapping prove crucial to a victim’s chances of survival.

Homicide for the Holidays, meanwhile, looks at examples of crime stories that have taken place during the emotionally fraught period between Christmas and New Year.

The deal was brokered by Charlie Charalambous, acquisitions executive for Sky, with NBCUniversal International Distribution.

Stephen Ladlow, director of Pick, Challenge and Real Lives, said the two shows were bought because “they offer unique and fascinating examinations of

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ID appoints Oxygen exec | News | C21Media

Discovery Communications has rejigged the senior development team at its US cablenet Investigation Discovery (ID) by adding an exec from NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media.

Erica Diaz-Gant

Erica Diaz-Gant joins from Oxygen to become senior director of development at ID. She was previously in charge of Snapped, the longest-running crime series on Oxygen, and also developed and produced its second longest-running crime series, Killer Couples.

Diaz-Gant, who has credits on shows including She Made Me Do It and #KillerPost, will be based in Discovery’s New York office, reporting directly to Jane Latman, exec VP of development for ID.

Meanwhile, ID’s former director of development, Brent Hatherill, has been promoted to senior director.

Brent Hatherill

Hatherill joined Discovery in 2015 to work on non-fiction programming at American Heroes Channel and moved across to ID in 2016, working on shows such as the forthcoming James Patterson’s

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GRB Entertainment picks up crime, cars | News | C21Media

Super Fan Builds,

US producer and distributor GRB Entertainment has acquired three factual series, covering topics including true crime and luxury cars, to its slate.

Exposed with Deborah Norville uncovers the facts behind heinous crimes committed by celebrities against other celebrities. The series was originally produced by Scott Sternberg Productions for US cablenet Reelz.

Super Fan Builds, produced by DEFY Media, explores Hollywood prop makers and originally aired on Verizon’s streaming service Go90.

Also on the slate is Arabia Motors, from Jeo Productions, which explores the team behind the most popular car magazine in the Middle East as they expand their global magazine empire and test-drive cars.

“Crime and lifestyle programming continues to be in high demand and we look forward to the same reception with our new series at MipTV,” said Michael Lolato, senior VP of international distribution at GRB Entertainment, referring to next month’s market in

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Oxygen commits to crime | News | C21Media

NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet Oxygen Media has confirmed it will complete its rebrand as a female-skewing crime investigation network this summer.

Oxygen is expanding its existing weekend Crime Time block and has ordered a revival of Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice, which was cancelled by TNT after three seasons. The new show will be produced by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves.

The network has also ordered The Jury Speaks, from Glass Entertainment Group, which examines high-profile cases through the eyes of a jury.

Both shows join Three Days to Live, from Joke Productions and Lusid Media, which was picked up last June and premieres on March 5.

Non-crime-related current Oxygen series Bad Girls Club and Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, plus the forthcoming Battle of the Ex Besties, will no longer on the channel.

Oxygen is also looking to buy off-network crime shows to add to its original series.

“The recent expansion of our Crime Time weekend block has

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Berlinger returns to true crime for ID | News | C21Media

Joe Berlinger, the award-winning director behind the Paradise Lost trilogy, is working on another true crime doc for Investigation Discovery about another apparent miscarriage of justice.

Joe Berlinger

Joe Berlinger

Killing Richard Glossip will premiere on ID in the US on consecutive nights beginning on Sunday March 5.

The show, produced by RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company, focuses on the 1997 killing of Barry Van Treese at a motel he owned in Oklahoma City.

Motel manager Richard Glossip, a man with no prior convictions, has always maintained his innocence in the case and yet sits on death row having been convicted.

Justin Sneed, who admitted killing the victim and whose finger prints were found in the room, cut a deal to get a life sentence instead of the death penalty by telling police Glossip hired him to do it.

Berlinger has dedicated his career to

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