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Opinion: Me, Myself & MIPCOM

Can Cannes be more glorious than it has been this week? Temperatures of 25 degrees certainly made this the return that MIPCOM deserved. Full diaries, full restaurants and, I believe, full hearts. My only sadness… I did not get to meet the power woman in town, Alyssa Milano! I have to type fast – because […]

Lionsgate distribution chief talks FAST & ad-funded streaming

As the world’s TV industry gathered in Cannes for MIPCOM 2022, Lionsgate’s president of worldwide TV distribution, Jim Packer, used the event to raise a potential challenge for SVODs – like Netflix plotting a move into advertiser-funded streaming. Speaking during a conference session entitled The New Rights Picture: What Does Exclusivity Mean Now for Content […]

Nickelodeon boards S3 of ‘The Adventures of Paddington’

StudioCanal has renewed its global distribution deal with Paramount kids’ brand Nickelodeon, which has come board the third season of CG-animated series The Adventures Of Paddington.  Produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal, in association with Copyrights, the series is directed by Blue Zoo Animation Studio’s Adam Shaw and Chris Drew. Developed for television and written […]

Exclusive: FAST dominates MIPCOM chat for distributors

The full fat version of MIPCOM was back with a vengeance in Cannes this week, but while Cara Delevingne and Emily Blunt provided some glitz, the clamour has been around something rather less glamorous. FAST was barely a subject for discussion at MIPCOM 2019 but spool forward three years and the revenue potential is clear […]

Kitchen Factory cooks up French version of ‘Next Level Chef’

France’s Kitchen Factory Productions has acquired competition format Next Level Chef for local adaptation. The format, from Studio Ramsay Global, Gordon Ramsay’s  production venture created with FOX Entertainment, is set on a three-storey stage, with each floor containing a different kitchen full of culinary equipment and ingredients matching their environment – from the glistening top […]

UK streamer ITVX inks first int’l acquisition for Australian drama ‘Bali 2002’

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Bali 2002, a four-part exploring the lives directly impacted by the terrorist attacks on the Indonesian island 20 years ago. The drama, which will air on new streaming service ITVX next year, was co-produced by Banijay labels Endemol Shine Australia and Screentime for Stan and 9Network in Australia. The ITV […]

Studio Universal takes ‘Hollywood On Set’ to Africa

Studio Universal in Africa has acquired Hollywood On Set. The deal was struck at MIPCOM for the 52 x 26-minute series, between Paris-based distribution company, Prime Entertainment Group and NBCUniversal International Networks and Direct-To-Consumer. The weekly-produced series takes the audience behind the scenes and straight onto the set of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will air […]

TelevisaUnivision & Globo links for co-pro & distribution pact

US-based Spanish-language giant TelevisaUnivision and Globo in Brazil have struck a co-production and distribution deal, initially covering three scripted titles. The first productions included in the deal are two ViX+ productions by TelevisaUnivision: the recently launched series La Mujer del Diablo (aka The Devil’s Wife) and upcoming series Travesuras de la Niña Mala (aka Bad Girl), based on […]

MBC Group inks content deal with Turkish prodcos Medyapim & Ay Yapim

MENA-based MBC Group is expanding its Turkish content offering via a five-year partnership with Turkish production companies Medyapim and Ay Yapim. The deal, announced at MIPCOM, will see Turkish content shared exclusively with MBC Group via first look and volume deal agreements, along with original Arabic-language content being produced for the MENA market. The yet-to-be-announced […]

US AVOD ElectricNOW sets Australia launch as global roll-out begins

LA-based Electric Entertainment’s AVOD service, ElectricNOW, is expanding internationally, beginning with Australia next month, and followed soon after by Canada and the UK. The service, which until now has only been available in the US, will launch in these territories with approximately 450 hours of programming, including Electric Entertainment’s original productions such as The Outpost […]

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