DCD shareholders approve $6.3m sale to Singapore’s 108 Media

Shareholders of UK-based distributor DCD Media have agreed to the £4.7M ($6.3m) deal to sell the company’s assets to fellow sales outfit and producer 108 Media. US- and Singapore-based 108 Media will buy DCD Rights via the UK company’s parent NBD. The deal also includes DCD Media’s Bridezillas prodco September Films, TBI understands. The sale, […]

Buyers Profiles: YouLook’s Benedicte Steinsrud & Viasat World’s Karin Heijink

This week’s TBI Buyers Profiles hears about the requirements of nascent AVOD streamer YouLook and global operator Viasat World, which operates streamers and more than 30 channels across three continents. YouLook’s director of acquisitions, Benedicte Steinsrud, explains how her streamer is operating in the fast-emerging AVOD ecosystem, while Viasat World’s SVP of content, marketing & […]

Amazon targets Southeast Asia with more originals, acquisitions & expanded team

Amazon Prime Video is expanding its focus and operations in Southeast Asia, with plans to produce and licence content in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore next year. The streamer will also open an office in Singapore as it continues to build upon its presence in the region now that production operations are up and […]

Japan’s TBS launches new company & studio in global expansion

Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) is to launch a new company with a 30bn yen ($265.6m) content production budget as part of its global expansion strategy. The new company will begin full-scale operations in March 2022 as a wholly owned subsidiary of TBS Holdings. It will plan, develop and produce dramas and other visual content […]

France’s Terence Films picks up remake rights to Canuck drama ‘Après’

Banijay-owned Terence Films has picked up option rights to adapt French-language drama series Après (aka After). The prodco has snagged adaptation rights for France and French territories from CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution, which sells the format and tape. No broadcaster/streamer is yet attached to the adaptation. Après (6 x 60 minutes) was produced by Canada’s […]

Apple TV+ orders Alfonso Cuarón thriller, with Cate Blanchett & Kevin Kline

Apple TV+ has ordered Disclaimer, a new psychological thriller series from multi-Oscar winning Mexican director and producer Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón (Roma, Gravity) will write, direct and executive produce the series as the first project under his overall multi-year TV deal with Apple TV+, via his production company Esperanto Filmoj, and alongside Anonymous Content. Fellow Oscar-winners […]

Sony buys ‘His Dark Materials’ prodco Bad Wolf from Sky, HBO & Access

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a majority stake in His Dark Materials and I Hate Suzie producer Bad Wolf, with Sky, HBO and Access Entertainment exiting the business. The deal, which emerged last month, will see SPT also acquiring the Wolf Studios Wales sound stage facility in Cardiff, UK, and Bad Wolf’s 30% stake […]

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