Glow Media & WBITVP crack distribution partnership on ‘The Golden Egg’

Belgian format firm Glow Media has inked a multi-territory partnership with Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) to produce new competiton format The Golden Egg. The partnership, which was inked at MIPTV in Cannes this week, will see WBITVP will represent the format in selected WBITVP territories including the UK and Australia. The Golden Egg […]

Nat Geo & Discovery stress returnability as duo share factual strategies

National Geographic is looking for investigative documentaries, while Discovery is on the hunt for celebrity scandal and “news-adjacent” topics, with the two factual giants sharing their content demands at MIPTV. Speaking on a panel in Cannes this afternoon, Ben Noot, director of global acquisitions for National Geographic Channels, said that his department is on the […]

MIPTV round-up: ‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch; Wag & Insight TV ink FAST deal; Escapade to shop ‘Spice Trails: Latin America’  

‘Show Must Go On’ wins MIPFormats Pitch Show Must Go On has won the 2023 MIPFormats Pitch presented by MIPTV and Fox Alternative Entertainment. The pitch from Turkish company Formatworkshop was chosen from the five finalists who all presented original unscripted entertainment formats on stage in the Palais des Festivals to a jury chaired by Allison Wallach, […]

MIPTV round-up: Planete+ orders wartime docudrama; Wag seals science & mystery deals; Newen Connect to shop ‘In The Shadows’

Planete+ orders wartime docudrama Canal+ Group’s Planete+ has ordered 1914, Summer In Hell, a docudrama series from Pernel Media telling the story of the first summer of World War I from the perspective of the soldiers sent to the battlefield and civilians working on the frontline. The 4 x 60-minute series using colourised archive and dramatic recreation to […]

Fox Alternative Entertainment places formats with TF1 & ProSieben

Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) has unveiled two new series created by the company under its International Unscripted Format Fund – celebrity competition Beat My Mini-Mes (working title) for TF1 in France and dating show Marriage Market (working title) for Germany’s ProSieben. Jointly developed by FAE and TF1, Beat My Mini-Mes is a studio competition series where celebrity singers face […]

Exclusive: HBO Max EMEA on hunt for live-action comedy & unscripted pre-school shows

HBO Max is looking to commission and acquire unscripted pre-school formats, live-action children’s comedies and shows that appeal to young female viewers as the streamer continues its expansion across Europe. The WarnerMedia-owned SVOD, which has had success in EMEA with shows including Looney Tunes Cartoons and Teen Titans Go!, rolled out in 15 European countries […]

Something Special & The Gurin Company team for ‘Family Singers’ competition format

South Korean format firm Something Special has struck a co-development partnership with US-based entertainment producer and distributor The Gurin Company to create a new global competition format. The deal will see the two firms collaborate on Family Singers, a one-hour, closed-ended entertainment format, which will be brought to market at MIPTV next week. The format […]

Disney+ unveils initial UK scripted slate in European originals push

Disney+ has unveiled its first slate of scripted UK originals, including a swashbuckling adventure, a post-heist thriller and a super-powered comedy. Two of the productions will be Star-branded originals while the other will be a Disney-branded original, with the commissions forming part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce 50 original productions in […]

Disney+ unveils European hires & extensive regional slate

Global streamer Disney+ has hired two new execs in Spain and Germany to head up original productions and unveiled a slate of 10 new European commissions. Sofía Fábregas has been named as VP of original productions in Iberia, while Entertainment One exec Benjamina Mirnik-Voges has been appointed to the same role in Germany. Both will […]

Canneseries postponed, will run alongside MIPCOM in October

French drama market Canneseries has been pushed back for the second year running and will now take place alongside MIPCOM in October. The fourth edition of the annual event was due to take place alongside MIPTV, from 9-14 April, but with ongoing concerns around the pandemic, it will instead be postponed to 8-13 October, when […]

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