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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 […]

Viaplay sets UK-coproduced drama

Scandinavian SVOD service Viaplay’s latest original will be coproduced by UK-based production company Nevision. Big-budget crime drama Alex will be an SF Studios, Film i Väst and Nevision coproduction running to six 44-minute episodes. Principal shooting commences in March in Gothenburg, ahead of completion in the summer. The Swedish-lanaguge series will then debut on MTG-owned […]

Walter Presents nabs new Nordic noir

Nordic noir Valkyrien is headed for Channel 4’s foreign-language on-demand service, Walter Presents, in the UK. Walter Presents acquired rights from boutique French distributor About Premium Content, will premiere the Norway-produced drama in 2017. Eight-part Valkyrien, from Tordenfilm and for Norwegian pubcaster NRK, is a high concept drama set around an illegal, Oslo underworld hospital. […]

New German VOD net buys NRK drama

A new German VOD platform, Canal+’s SVOD service in France and Channel 4’s Walter Presents have bought an NRK drama about three young women struggling to live adult lives. The deals are the first three distributor About Premium Content has secured for Nordic drama Young and Promising, and highlight the growing buying status of on-demand […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part IV

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! What is the most important change in the way that scripted projects are financed?   It’s an unprecedented moment in time for […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part III

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   In a fragmented market, what is the most fruitful way to source IP?   Have you got a idea burning away, […]

Euro nets dare to Dream the Future

Channels in Germany, Austria and Belgium have pre-bought Canal+-commissioned doc series Dream the Future. The show, which is set for Canal+’s Planete+ in France, will broadcast on Redbull Media Group’s Servus TV in Germany and Austria, and RTBF in Belgium after deals with distributor About Premium Content. Ten-part Dream the Future, from Update Productions and […]