Abacus Media Rights

News round-up: France TV takes Amazon’s ‘Bosch’; Abacus to sell UK’s ‘Masked Singer’; India’s MX Player deals with Insight TV

France TV takes Amazon’s Bosch France Télévisions has struck a deal with Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) for the fourth and fifth seasons of Amazon drama Bosch. The show, produced by Red Arrow sibling Fabrik Entertainment, was originally produced for Amazon Studios and is the streamer’s longest-running original. RASI has also struck a deal with […]

Deals round-up: Globoplay buys ‘Coroner’ & ‘Wynonna Earp’; Abacus to sell Nick Broomfield doc; Viaplay preps ‘Estonia: The Last Wave’

Globo grabs Coroner & Wynonna Earp Brazilian streamer Globoplay has picked up drama duo Coroner and Wynonna Earp from UK-based Cineflix Rights. The deal will see seasons 1-3 of crime series Coroner headed to Brazil, along with seasons 1-4 of supernatural cult hit Wynonna Earp. Coroner is inspired by the series of books by M.R. Hall and was […]

Sky, Acorn TV & Seven snag Abacus & Revelation docuseries ‘The Real Manhunter’

Sky Crime in the UK, AMC-owned streamer Acorn TV in the US and Seven Network in Australia have picked up rights to The Real Manhunter, a 10-part docuseries that tells the story behind recent ITV drama Manhunt. The show is from Abacus Media Rights (AMR) and UK producer Revelation Films, with Metropolitan Police detective Colin Sutton – who features […]

Sales round-up: Abacus makes LatAm factual deals; Oz’s SBS takes premium dramas; Network 10 enters ‘The Dog House’

Abacus makes LatAm factual deals Broadcasters across Latin America have acquired a range of factual programming following deals with Abacus Media Rights, as MIP Cancun got underway in Mexico yesterday. Lightbox’s Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn is headed to HBO Latin America, with the 1 x 100-minute documentary telling the story of the black teenager […]

Show of the week: Trickster

“Trickster stands out because it takes folk horror and the supernatural coming-of-age story and refocuses them through a distinctly Indigenous lens,” says Jennifer Kawaja of this Canadian series that is based on Eden Robinson’s unique novels, Son Of A Trickster. They form the inspiration for co-creator and director Michelle Latimer, who exec produces with Kawaja […]

Abacus Media Rights to bring Canadian comedy ‘Sort Of’ to market

Amcomri Media Group-owned Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has acquired international distribution rights for upcoming Canadian comedy Sort Of. Toronto-based Sienna Films took the 8 x 30-minute series into production last month with an expected 2021 premiere on CBC. The show is a coming-of-age story following the journey of Sabi Mehboob – a gender fluid millennial who straddles various […]

Abacus Media Rights appoints Hana Palmer as new head of sales

Amcomri Media Group-owned Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has appointed Hana Palmer to the new position of head of sales. Palmer joined Abacus as a consultant in May, shortly after its April launch, and currently looks after territories including the Nordics, Benelux, France, Italy, the UK,  Ireland, Australia and New Zealand for the company. Prior to Abacus, Palmer has held […]

News round-up: CBC’s ‘Trickster’ travels in global pre-sales; Korean animation festival launches; RTL-TVI adapts Lecter’s retro ‘Greetings From’ format

CBC’s ‘Trickster’ travels in global pre-sales Sky in the UK, NITV and SBS On Demand in Australia, Globoplay in Brazil and KinoPoisk in Russia have all acquired the CBC original series Trickster ahead of its October premiere in Canada, following deals with Abacus Media Rights. The 6 x 60-minute series is produced by Sienna Films […]