Skein will bow on web next year
LONDON — Rights to the NBC hit “Heroes” have been purchased by the BBC’s upscale web BBC2.“Heroes” was bound to be picked up by a U.K. terrestrial web following the purchase of the pay TV, cable and satellite rights by Sci Fi U.K. at the L.A. Screenings. The big-budget skein has signed up “Dr. Who” star Christopher Eccleston to star in the show, hailed as “X-Men” meets “Lost.” Skein will bow on BBC 2 next year.