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Paramount+ announces factual originals ahead of UK & Ireland launch

Paramount+ has commissioned a slate of new UK original factual productions ahead of its launch in the UK and Ireland tomorrow. The news follows the streamer’s pledge to order 150 international originals by 2025, and its unveiling of a multi-genre slate of seven new originals yesterday. These latest new factual titles include Hot Yachts, a […]

Scripted round-up: Beta boards Ukrainian drama; C5 unveils ‘The Catch’; TV2, ZDF extend ‘Sommerdahl Murders’

Beta boards Ukrainian drama Germany’s Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to Ukrainian historical drama Cardamom Coffee. The show stars Ukrainian actor Olena Lavrenyuk and Pawel Delag (Schindler’s List), and is based on the novel Coffee Melody In Cardamom Tone, by Ukrainian writer Natalia Hurnytska. The 10 x 45-minute show is a story of forbidden […]

Showtime & C4 partner with All3’s Two Brothers for Brett Gelman comedy

Paramount-owned US network Showtime has partnered with Channel 4 in the UK on an eight-part comedy featuring Brett Gelman (Stranger Things). Entitled (8 x 30 minutes) has been created by Matt Morgan (Mister Winner) and stars Gelman as an American widower who must get to know his British wife’s estranged family in their crumbling gothic mansion […]

News round-up: Showtime greets ‘Fellow Travelers’; C5 orders true crime drama; PBS Distribution takes ‘Ridley’ NA sales rights

Showtime greets ‘Fellow Travelers’ US network Showtime has ordered Fellow Travelers, a political thriller starring and executive produced by Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol). Co-produced by Fremantle with Showtime, the limited series is based on the novel by Thomas Mallon and goes into production this July in Toronto. The story chronicles the volatile romance of two […]

Scripted round-up: ZDFneo boards ‘The Fighter’; Astro to adapt ‘Liar’; Peacock orders dark comedy ‘Based On A True Story’

ZDFneo boards ‘The Fighter’ German FTA channel ZDFneo has boarded The Fighter, SVT’s upcoming suspense thriller, as a co-producer. The six-part Swedish series from Kärnfilm and SVT follows a female boxer on a high-risk path to become the world champion.  The series is set to premiere 25 April on SVT in Sweden and in winter 2022/2023 in Germany […]

All3Media Int’l appoints NBCU exec to lead Latin America sales

All3Media International has hired NBC Universal (NBCU)’s Yari Torres to oversee sales in Latin America. Torres becomes VP of Lat Am based out of Miami and will manage drama, factual and format sales for the firm across the Latin America region. She replaces Janel Downing who has relocated to the Atlanta area. Torres reports into […]

Why FAST might be about to change everything

FAST channels allow rights holders to effectively become broadcasters in their own right. Richard Middleton explores just how deep the effects of this emerging tech might be felt No one seems quite sure just when FAST channels first emerged, but their proliferation over the past year or two has been rapid. First things first, though: […]