UK drama Hotel Portofino has been extended into a second season by UK-based Eagle Eye Drama and Germany’s Beta Film.
The show’s first season had aired on Britbox UK, but its owner ITV revealed last month that the service will be subsumed into its new ITVX streamer offering.
Hotel Portofino has already sold to Foxtel in Australia and Sky Italia’s Sky Serie channel, with more than 50 other sales completed. PBS Distribution holds the North American rights.
Beta has also confirmed sales for the second season of Eagle Eye’s Professor T, with deals in Brazil (Globo TV), South Korea (BBC Studios), Switzerland (CH Media TV) and Iceland (Syn) amongst others.
Sales have already been struck in numerous European countries, including Italy (RAI), France (France Television) and Spain (Movistar Plus+), and beyond in Latin America (HBO Max), Australia (BritBox) and Japan (NHK).
NBCU picks up The Ark from Electric Ent
LA-based Electric Entertainment has struck a multi-territory deal with NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer (NBCUIN & DTC) for its Syfy US series The Ark.
The territories include Syfy in France, Spain and Portugal and SCIFI in the Balkans and Poland.
In addition, NBCUIN & DTC has also licensed Almost Paradise (S2) for Universal TV in Africa, 13th Street in France, Spain and Poland, and Diva in Romania and the Balkans. Leverage: Redemption (S2) has also been picked up for Universal TV in Africa.
FilmRise & Fuji link for animé
New York producer and streamer FilmRise has secured North American and Latin American rights to six animé shows from Fuji Creative Corporation, the distribution arm of Fuji Television Network.
The deal, which comes shortly after the two companies worked to take Fuji TV’s Iron Chef global, hands FilmRise the AVOD and FAST streaming rights to Flame Of Recca, Ghosts At School, GTO, Key: The Metal Idol, Thermae Romae, and Battery.
The shows will be available via the FilmRise Streaming Network’s Anime Channel and App.
Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, said: “We are excited to be expanding our relationship with Fuji Creative, bringing these stellar programs onto our rapidly growing Anime services. Fuji is a valued partner of ours and we look forward to growing our relationship, bringing a wide array of Japanese programming to our audiences.”
Genichi Kimura, senior executive MD at Fuji Creative Corporation, added: “Offering these popular anime programs free to consumers on the FilmRise Streaming Network is a wonderful way to make these titles accessible to a wide range of anime fans across North & Latin America.”