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Belgium’s VTM & Germany’s NTV pick up Quintus, Peninsula-funded US immigration docuseries

Belgian channel VTM and RTL Germany’s NTV have picked up a new docuseries that has been co-financed by Quintus Studios and Irish/US producer, Peninsula Television. Beyond Borders (5 x 60 minutes) features exclusive access to US immigration frontline services ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) as officers battled their own […]

Abacus & Night Train Media set sail on ‘Conquistadors’, seek pre-sale partners

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and Night Train Media (NTM) have launched pre-sales on a new factual series that tracks how the Conquistadors expanded across the Americas. Conquistadors: The Rise And Fall is in production by Dash Pictures and NTM, with the show exploring how the Spanish conquest of the Americas that began in 1492 saw […]

YouTube reveals ‘$30bn payments to creatives’ in last three years

YouTube has paid more than $30bn to creators, media companies and artists over the past three years, according to its CEO. Susan Wojcicki revealed the figure in a letter to creatives, in which she pointed to a recent report from Oxford Economics that found that the Google-owned AVOD operator had added “approximately $16bn to the […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

Factual round-up: ITVS sells Plimsoll’s ‘Planet Earth’; Docubay’s 1091 deal; Love Nature expands in Russia; Kew’s unscripted sales

ITVS pounces on Plimsoll’s natural history series ITV Studios has picked up international distribution rights to Plimsoll Productions’ new natural history series, A Year On Planet Earth. The 6 x 60-minute show is being produced for ITV and is from natural history team Tom Hugh-Jones (Planet Earth II), Andrew Jackson (Frozen Planet) and Martha Holmes […]