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TBI Weekly: Looking ahead to MIPTV

This week has been packed with news about new hires, departures, SVOD take-ups and business launches, but all the while everyone’s got their eye on the upcoming MIPTV, that kicks off this weekend.

The deals have already started rolling as we pack our bags to head to a, hopefully, sunny Cannes.

Ahead of the market, Endeavour Content announced that the anticipated thriller Killing Eve has sold across markets including key European markets such as Scandinavia, Portugal and CEE via HBO Europe, as well as Israel and New Zealand.

The move has been quickly followed by BBC America picking up the Phoebe Waller-Bridge penned title for season two.

Fox also greenlit a second season for espionage thriller Deep State, after the Endor Productions title received a raft of international sales for its first season.

Ahead of its official launch at the market, DRG secured its first major deal for Dead Lucky, with AMC’s Sundance Now. Meanwhile, UKTV acquired three Sony Pictures Television shows for its crime drama channel Alibi.

The deals announcements have also been accompanied by a raft of hires and departures, as Dori Media gained a new VP of sales to oversee its business in Europe from Madrid, STV gained its first head of factual development and we heard of the upcoming shock departure of FremantleMedia International’s global content chief Katrina Neylon.

You can find a taster of what’s to come below as we head to the Croisette. See you there soon!

Also in the news…

Fox Networks Group is to show Genius Picasso, Here on Earth and Besieged for drama and Meghan Markle: An American Princess for factual

Keshet International will bring in titles When Heroes Fly, Bad Habit Holy Orders, Superstar Dogs, Sleeping Bears, 7 Faces, In The Vault, The Search and The Stylist to Cannes

Boat Rocker Rights will bring in Bitz & Bob, Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers and Danger Mouse for kids and History in the Making and Late Nite Eats for factual

Squinters, Lice Mother, Falco and Sense of Tumour will lead for Red Arrow Studios International

Passion Distribution will bring in Secrets of the World’s Skyscrapers, Generation Grime, The Peng Life and Animals After Dark

MGM Worldwide Television is to show Creed II, Fighting with My Family, and Operation Finale

FremantleMedia will show formats Secret Admirer, Time to Dance, All Your Wishes and Beat The Clock and scripted series My Brilliant Friend and The Miracle

The Rookie, Burden of Truth, Caught, The Detail and Let’s Get Physical, will headline for Entertainment One

Cineflix brings The Queen’s Green Planet, Sinking Cities, Expecting and My Family and the Galapagos

About Premium Content (APC) sold Banking District to RTP Portugal, DR Denmark and NPO Netherland’s and will bring the BBC’s Keeping Faith and Fenix to market

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