Hannibal finds some Tvigle room

Russian online broadcaster Tvigle has acquired the second season of US serial killer drama Hannibal.

Hannibal

Hannibal

The pick-up marks the first time a series will air online before it is shown on network television in the country.

Under the deal with Sony Pictures Television, the show will debut on March 1, before its premiere on Sony Sci-Fi channel and one day after the US premiere.

Subsequent episodes of the NBC drama will be available on Tvigle.ru immediately after they air on Sony Sci-Fi.

Tvigle previously ran season one of Hannibal.