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MIPCOM news round up, part 2

MIPCOM_DuskHere’s the second part of our Monday news round up from Cannes.

Showmax in Africa has bought SVOD rights to 150 hours of drama, factual entertainment and natural history shows from the UK’s BBC Worldwide

Daekyo Kids in South Korea and V-Me in the Hispanic US are among buyers of kids programming from WDR Mediagroup

SVOD service E-Vision from the Middle East has secured shows such as War and Peace and Wolf Hall through its first deal with BBC Worldwide

Electus International will distribute shows from digital content group Complex Networks

India’s Zee Entertainment Enteprises and Smithsonian Channel in the US have co-commissioned a blue chip factual doc from indie Talesmith titled Life of Earth: From Space

There is another spin-off of Talpa Media’s flagship format The Voice in the shape of The Voice Senior

The German version of factual-focused OTT service Alchimie has bought 75 docs from ZDF Enterprises, which is in Cannes celebrating its 25th anniversary

YLE in Finland and TF4 in Ireland are among buyers of About Premium Content’s kids show Kit-E-Cats

IM Global Television and France’s Newen Group have entered into a deal that will see them crater original formats for the international markets

Bell Media has launched new music format The Launch at MIPCOM

BBC Four in the UK has bought Studiocanal’s French drama Below the Surface, which is from Sam Productions

Sweden’s SVT is working with Nexico and Dynamic Television to adapt the novel The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, with shooting set for Scandinavia and France next year

South Korea’s CJ E&M has acquired format rights to Japanese drama Mother from Nippon TV

SBS in Australia has bought Elizabeth and The Private Lives of the Monarchs from TCB Media Rights, which is in the process of selling to Kew Media Group

UK-base Magnify Media has signed a three-year repping deal with CNN Vision, the Britain-based production arm of US news network CNN

An initial US$750,000 in funding is available through new fund from Cineflix Media and Quebec cultural promoter SODEC titled Cineflix’s International Development Initiative for Quebec Content

Nine Network andRTL Netherlands are among those remaking new Red Arrow International format Buying Blind

New Zealand-based Context Media has taken local and pan-Asian rights to Armoza Formats’ singing show The Final Four