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MIPCOM news round-up, part 1

mipcomHere is a round-up of deals closed on day one of MIPCOM this year.

Polish prodco Rochstar bought Armoza Formats docu-reality show Back to Life

Netflix bought season one of Norwegian comedy Norsemen, which is billed as Monty Python meets Game of Thrones, from Nordic World and French drama The Mantis from AB International

US network The Action Channel has bought John Cassar’s crime drama Paradise Inc, with distributor Global Genesis Group also selling the network doc series Blue Goose

South Pacific Pictures’ scripted format Step Dave is headed into Hungary after All3Media International secured a deal with TV2

Revolution Studios and film firm Miramax have extended a multi-year TV and digital sales representation deal

MTG’s streaming service, Viaplay, and New Zealand broadcadster TVNZ have co-commissioned original drama Straight Forward, which will be shot in Denmark and Australasia

IMG Global Television has bought North and South American production rights to Kite Entertainment’s Fittest Family

Wow Dadi Technology is taking Hoho Rights’ preschool series Cloudbabies into China

National Geographic has bought a 12-hour 4K content package from Blue Ant International

Somos Productions, Boomdog, Piñolywood Studios and Endemol Shine Latino are to coproduce Subete a Mi Moto, a drama baded on Latin megastar boy band Menudo

9 Story Media Group has rebranded its Toronto production studio under the Brown Bags Films moniker

TV Azteca in Mexico is working with Israel’s Keshet International to co-develop and coproduce a 60-part ‘superseries’

US distributor FilmRise has appointed Incendo its sales representative in Canada