Acquisitions


India’s Tata Sky picks up Keshet’s Prisoners of War

Indian distribution platform Tata Sky has picked up Keshet International’s drama series Prisoners of War. Keshet claims this is India’s first deal for a Hebrew language series. Prisoners of War, the title that inspired Homeland, is a drama about three Israeli soldiers who were captured 17 years ago while on a secret mission. Originally commissioned by […]

UKTV returns to Virgin with more content than ever

UKTV’s channels returned to Virgin Media at the weekend, ending a three-week negotiations stand-off that forced networks including Dave, Gold and Alibi off the platform. The two parties agreed a new carriage deal that restores all UKTV’s channels and adds more than five-times the amount of on-demand programming – including what Virgin described as “significantly […]

ProSiebenSat.1 takes Endemol Shine’s Younger to Germany

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE has secured a deal with Endemol Shine International for the hit US title Younger. Younger follows Liza (Hilary Duff), a woman who lies about her age at her job in the highly competitive world of publishing. It is produced by TV Land and written and executive produced by Darren Star (Sex and […]

CTV acquires Roseanne spin-off

Canada’s CTV has acquired the Roseanne spin-off series for this October. The Connors is an offshoot of the popular ABC show, Roseanne, which was cancelled earlier this year after controversial tweets were sent out by its lead star Roseanne Barr. The new series goes on without Barr, it features the family after a sudden turn […]

Dori licenses Russia’s Road To Calvary to ERT Greece

Distributor Dori Media Group has signed an agreement with Greece’s public broadcaster ERT for Russian period drama The Road to Calvary. The 12-part series, produced by NTV Broadcasting Company and Russian World Studios, will be broadcast on ERT3. The Road To Calvary, produced to commemorate 100 years of the October Revolution, is based on the […]

VIMN secures format deals in Russia, Nordics & Canada

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has unveiled format production deals for MTV global reality hit series 16 and Pregnant in Russia and Ex on the Beach in the Nordic territories, together with a license agreement for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle in Canada. In Russia, public broadcaster Channel U, will adapt MTV’s 16 and Pregnant for local audiences, marking the first format deal for VIMN on […]

Will Smith acquires German distributor Telepool

Will Smith and director Mark Forster have teamed up to acquire German distributor Telepool. Smith negotiated the deal via The Smith Family Circle and Smith’s Family Office banners, while Forster acquired Telepool assets via investor group Elysian Fields. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed on announcement. Smith and Forster said they plan to […]

Denmark’s DR1 picks up BBC Studios’ Meet The Humans

BBC Studios has licensed the format for Meet The Humans to Danish public service channel DR1. The six-episode series will be produced by Mastiff and is currently in production for an Autumn TX. Meet the Humans was originally commissioned for the global BBC Earth channel and presented by Michael Mosley (Trust Me I’m A Doctor). It puts humans […]

Australia’s ABC takes indigenous drama to France TV

ABC Commercial, the commercial arm of Australian public broadcaster ABC, has sold indigenous Australian drama Redfern Now (12 x 60 mins) to French public broadcaster France Télévisions. Seasons 1 and 2 of the drama will begin airing on France Télévisions channels France O and France Outre-Mer 1ère later this year. Featuring a strong Indigenous Australian cast, each […]

Germany picks up Banijay’s All Against 1

Germany’s ProSieben has picked up Banijay Group’s interactive, studio-based entertainment format, All Against 1. Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, is producing a local version of the series for ProSieben. Known in Germany as Alle gegen Einen, the show will consist of four live episodes, which will broadcast later this year with Andreas Viek at the […]

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