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About Premium Content rebrands as APC Studios

The Murders distributor About Premium Content (APC) has rebranded as APC Studios as it marks its fifth anniversary as an independent business. The rebrand reflects the company’s new position as a producer, financier and distributor of global projects across scripted, factual and children’s programming. It will also be the umbrella for APC, APC Kids, animation […]

TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

NBCU buys Murders procedural for international networks

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired crime procedural The Murders for Europe and Africa.  The business picked up the Canadian drama from About Premium Content for the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and Africa from mid-2019. Created by Damon Vignale (Motive, Blackstone) and produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Rogers Media-owned CityTV, the 8 x 60-minute drama follows rookie […]

French private equity firm invests in About Premium Content

French private equity firm Alliance Entreprendre (NATIXIS Groupe) has taken a minority stake in co-production and distribution firm About Premium Content (APC). The investment will enable the boutique firm to accelerate its growth. APC founders and managers Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel retain majority control of the company, while Nevision also maintains its minority stake […]

TBI Weekly: What happens to The Weinstein Company?

This week was undoubtedly dominated by news that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company (TWC), after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The move to fire Weinstein was supported by all directors of TWC including Weinstein’s brother Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar. However, the […]

Acorn is Keeping Faith with BBC, S4C drama

Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) has become a coproducer on BBC Wales and S4C thriller drama Keeping Faith. France-based distributor About Premium Content (APC) has brokered an agreement to bring Acorn on board for all rights in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Wales, the dual-language series will be known as Un Bore Mercher […]

Captive audience: the Spanish SVOD boom

Spain’s drama production sector is moving swiftly towards international television’s top tier, fuelled by the SVOD global boom. Emiliano de Pablos reports. Not so long ago, Spain’s TV drama production sector was completely driven by free-to-air TV broadcasters Mediaset España, Atresmedia and state-owned TVE. However, weighty new players, led by telco giant Telefonica’s  pay TV […]

Arte’s Sting doc finds European homes

An Arte France-commissioned doc about enigmatic singer Sting has sold to broadcasters in the UK, Italy and Spain among others. Sting – A Free Man has gone to pay TV channel Sky Arts in the UK, Mediaset in Italy, Canal+ and Planete+ in Poland, Movistar+ in Spain, Radio-Canada and Canuck compatriot ARTV, VRT in Belgium, […]

SBS secures APC’s Nordic noir Valkyrien

France-based financier and distributor About Premium Content has secured a deal with SBS Australia for Nordic drama Valkyrien. SBS will air Valkyrien later this year following the show’s UK launch on Channel 4 in June, closely followed by on-demand Walter Presents, also in the UK. The series has aired on Walter Presents US. Valkyrien, made […]

UK remake for Nordic drama Valkyrien

High concept NRK drama Valkyrien looks set for a UK remake. Liza Marshall’s Hera Pictures has acquired English-language rights to rework the show, and has actor Mark Strong (Kingsmen) attached to star. Hera will move the drama from Norway to London, with Strong playing a surgeon desperately seeking a cure for his dying wife from […]