London/Cannes – April 3, 2017 – Global studio Entertainment One (eOne) today announced another round of international sales on the crime-solving procedural Private Eyes starring Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz, 90201) and Cindy Sampson (Rookie Blue) including ION Television (U.S.), Universal Channel (Australia), Fox Networks Group (Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Balkans), SBS (Belgium), COMOTE TV (Greece), and FTV PRIMA (Czech Republic) making it available in more than 110 territories worldwide. 
 
Private Eyes was picked up for an additional 18 episodes following a blockbuster freshman season when it ranked as Canada’s highest rated new series for Spring/Summer 2016, premiering on Global Television to 1.4m viewers in L+7 ratings. Private Eyes proved a hit for audiences in Italy (Fox Crime) where the first season outperformed the respective channels’ prime time average share for total viewers and among target audiences. In Belgium the season 1 premiere outperformed Vijf’s previous 12 month prime time average share for total viewers and in the commercial target shoppers 18-54.
 
As previously announced, Private Eyes was also licensed to Universal Channel (UK), Turner's TNT Nordic, TF1 (France), FOX (Portugal/Spain) and SKY (New Zealand).
 
Combining drama, humor and romance, the procedural series follows ex-pro athlete Matt Shade (Priestley) who irrevocably changes his life when he decides to team up with fierce P.I. Angie Everett (Sampson) to form an unlikely investigative powerhouse.
 
Shade sees working with Angie as an opportunity to redeem himself from his checkered past. As a professional athlete, he learned how to hustle, read people and anticipate their moves. Working with Angie, Shade discovers a fantastic rush of adrenaline, and realizes that he’s found a new home where his skills still matter. Meanwhile, Angie took over her father’s agency after his death and strives to keep his legacy alive. Each case is an opportunity for her to test her smarts, strength and strategic thinking. Angie may find Shade naïve in the way that he sees the world, but his passion and heart bring something special to her one-woman business.
 
Private Eyes is executive produced by John Morayniss, Rachel Fulford and Tecca Crosby for eOne and Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller Segan together with Shelley Eriksen, Alan McCullough, Tassie Cameron, Kelly Makin, and Jason Priestley. It was created by Tim Kilby and Shelley Eriksen. Season one showrunners/writers are Shelley Eriksen and Alan McCullough. Directors for this season are Kelly Makin, Anne Wheeler, Shawn Piller, Charles Officer, Rob Lieberman, Jerry Ciccoritti and James Genn. It is inspired by the novel “The Code” by GB Joyce.
 
Inspired by the novel “The Code” by GB Joyce, Private Eyes is executive produced by eOne and Piller Segan.  The series is produced in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Cogeco Program Development Fund with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.
 
eOne handles international rights for the series.
 
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Ink media Corporation
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
 
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.