News round-up: India’s Amazon miniTV buys O4’s Korean shows; Keshet Int’l takes Wayne Couzens doc; ZDF buys Spain’s ‘Crimes’

Gary Pudney

India’s Amazon miniTV buys O4’s Korean shows

Amazon’s AVOD streamer in India, miniTV, has picked up more than 100 hours of Korean drama series from O4 Media.

Details of the Korean shows acquired have not been released but include youth, thriller, drama, crime and romance shows.

Gary Pudney, founder & MD at Singapore-based O4 Media, said the series would “bring a fresh and engaging content experience to Indian audiences and contribute to the diversification of their streaming options.”

Keshet Int’l takes Wayne Couzens doc

Keshet International (KI) has picked up international distribution rights to a documentary about Wayne Couzens, the serving Met Police Officer who used his position to rape and murder Sarah Everard in 2021.

Wayne Couzens: Killer in Plain Sight was produced by an all-female production team at the UK’s Flicker Productions for Channel 5. The 1 x 90-minute doc explores the failings of the investigation into the serving police officer and examines the wider story of sexual violence in the police force.

KI has also picked up Ellie Simmonds: My Secret Family, which debuted on ITV1 in the UK and was also produced by Flicker. The 1 x 60-minute doc tracks the personal story of the multiple Gold Medal-winning Paralympian as she reveals that she was adopted, with the show also exploring the relationship between disability and adoption.

ZDF buys Spain’s Crimes

ZDF in Germany has picked up Spanish series Crimes from Onza Distribution.

The show, one of Spain’s most successful true crime series, initially ran on TV3 and Movistar. It was created by Carles Porta and produced by Goroka and True Crime Factory.

The series explores a raft of crimes over the past decade and features the protagonists who narrate their involvement in the events, either because they experienced them first-hand or investigated them. It is now into its third season.

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