‘ET’ Extends to United Kingdom

Nov 30, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Starting in January, Paramount’s “Entertainment Tonight” is extending its brand internationally with a U.K. version of the newsmagazine on BSkyB satellite channel Sky One. The announcement was made Monday by Armando Nunez, president of CBS Paramount International Television, and James Baker, controller of Sky One.

The one-hour weekly British-centric version of the show premieres Friday, Jan. 7, with Amanda Bynam (“The Swan”) as host. The show will be shot at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Jamie Roberts, Sky One’s newly appointed head of production and development for U.S. non-scripted programming, will oversee production, working with Linda Bell Blue, executive producer of “ET.”

In addition, Paramount has licensed to Sky One the half-hour daily U.S. version of the show, which will air on the channel in its entirety the day after its U.S. broadcast, beginning Monday, Jan. 3.