Deal monitor: week beginning December 7

A round-up of all the key deals in international television this week (beginning December 7, 2015; most recent at top).

  • SVT, NRK, TV3 Spain and VRT are among European pre-buyers of the second season of Zodiak Kids’ adventure series The Ranch
  • Netflix has renewed comedy Grace & Frankie for a third season
    US cable channel ABC Family will officially adopt its new name, Freeform, on January 12, 2016
  • Tricon Films & Television has secured 280 hours of sales for programming including Awesome Adventures
  • India’s Toonz Animation will produce a 39x7mins YouTube series on the Gummy Bear character after a deal with Gummybear International
  • Boomerang TV’s BCL Producciones will work with Chilevisión to create a Chilean version of Optomen format Kitchen Nightmares
  • US broadcaster Fox has recommissioned mystery drama Wayward Pines for a second season
  • Homeland and The Affair will both continue on Showtime in the US new season commissions
  • ABC Family has greenlit reality relationship series The Letter, with Sirens Media producing
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video original Mad Dogs, based on the UK show of the same name, debuts on January 22
  • Turner Broadcasting’s Asian channel Oh!K and Hong Kong’s PCCW have added content from Korea’s MBC to their local platforms
  • Temple Street Distribution has picked up rights to animated series Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate
  • Kids SVOD service Oznoz has been made available on Amazon Fire TV in North America
  • German kids channel KiKA and Disney Italia are among new buyers of Boomerang TV Group-produced live-action series The Avatars
  • Scripps-owned Travel Channel has appointed senior HGTV exec Courtney White to become its senior VP, programming

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