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Bilibili & WaterBear share co-pro budgets, rights flexibility & content demands

Chinese SVOD giant Bilibili and environmental-focused streamer WaterBear have shared their content demands, budgets and rights models in an informative panel at Sunny Side of the Doc this week. Taking part in a panel discussion at the market, the two streaming services shared their differing models, with both diving deep into co-production opportunities. Wei Su, […]

Arte France looks for environmental docs, renews PBS agreement

Arte France and PBS in the US have renewed their co-production agreement, the former’s head of society and culture unit, Fabrice Puchault, told TBI at Sunny Side of the Doc. Previously speaking at Fipadoc in January, Puchault regretted that the agreement renewal was not moving forward as quickly as hoped due to the pandemic. “More […]

France’s RMC Story looking for mystery documentaries

French factual broadcaster RMC Story, part of the Altice Group, is currently looking to co-produce mystery documentaries through the group’s production and content arm RMC Production.  That can be all kind of mysteries, for instance about Jesus or Cleopatra, RMC Story and Découverte director, Stéphane Sallé de Chou, told TBI. He added that the broadcaster […]

Japan’s NHK looks to diversify co-pro partners with independent filmmakers

NHK wants to further diversify its international co-production partners to more independent filmmakers, it revealed at Sunny Side of the Doc in France. Yuko Fukuyama, producer and Shin Yassuda, senior producer, managed to make the trip from Japan – where traveling is still restricted – and discussed the Japanese broadcaster’s strategy in international documentary co-productions, […]

Exclusive: Sunny Side’s Mathieu Béjot on bringing “new blood” to factual

Sunny Side of the Doc is back as a physical event this week after two years online due to the pandemic, and organiser Mathieu Béjot says it is making emerging talent its priority. Talking to TBI here at the market in La Rochelle in France, Bejot, who is Sunny Side’s head of strategy and development, […]