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Love Nature, Smithsonian, Arte team on ‘Stormborn’ series

Love Nature has partnered with Smithsonian Channel, France’s Arte and BBC Scotland on a blue-chip natural history series that follows a dramatic breeding year in the North Atlantic. Produced by Scotland’s Maramedia, Stormborn (w/t; 3 x 50 minutes) follows animals that survive on the northern edges of the Atlantic Ocean, and will have its broadcast […]

Hulu, Arte board Syrian war thriller starring James Purefoy

Hulu and Arte have greenlit Fertile Crescent, an eight-part drama set during the Syrian War which stars James Purefoy and is being distributed internationally by Fremantle. Set in the world of female Kurdish fighters, Fertile Crescent is co-created by Maria Feldman (False Flag), Eitan Mansuri (When Heroes Fly), Amit Cohen (False Flag) and Ron Leshem […]

Arte plots VOD service with ARD, ZDF, France Télévisions

Franco-German culture channel Arte is planning to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) platform in partnership with Arte Deutschland, the latter’s backers, public broadcasters ARD, ZDF and France Télévisions. Arte’s aim is to offer a streaming service bringing together the “best of European public channels” in multiple languages, according to Véronique Cayla, president of Arte France, outlining […]

Federation lands global rights to Twice Upon A Time

Federation Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights to Arte miniseries Twice Upon A Time.  Co-produced by Unité de Production and Arte France, the sci-fi drama marks the TV debut of Valley of Love film director Guillaume Nicloux, and follows a man desperate to win back his ex given the opportunity to do so by going back in time. Gaspard […]

TBI Weekly: The Future is Factual – The Top Unscripted Trends of 2018

Weeks after unveiling its long-gestating, multi-million-dollar collaboration with David Attenborough, Netflix made another strong statement in the factual space at this week’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) where new recruit Sara Edelson – Los Angeles-based manager for original docs – eschewed the SVOD’s low profile strategy at markets, and met delegates out […]

Arte picks up rights to BBC drama Trust Me

Producer/distributor Studiocanal has licensed four-part limited series Trust Me to European cultural channel Arte. The character-led drama stars Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as a hardworking nurse forced to take drastic measures when she loses her job. Produced by Red Production Company, it was a ratings success for BBC One in the UK with the […]

RTÉ, Arte & APT set up first coproduced doc

Irish broadcaster RTÉ is set to pair with European pubcaster Arte and American Public Television (APT) to coproduce new doc Countdown to Calvary. The 1x60mins doc is a special for Easter 2018 and will be presented by Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville. He travels to Jerusalem to tell the story of the week that changed […]

Molotov & Arte team for Hellfest coverage

French over-the-top service Molotov has teamed up with public broadcaster Arte to stream coverage of heavy metal festival, Hellfest. The ‘Arte Concert – Hellfest’ channel will broadcast more than 30 sets from the festival, which runs from June 16-18 and will be headlined by Deep Purple, Aerosmith and Linkin Park. Molotov subscribers will be able […]

Hierro marks Franco-Spanish drama first

Paris-based prodco Atlantique and its Coruña-based counterpart Portocabo are joining forces to make drama series Hierro for Movistar+ and Arte France in what they say is the first-ever drama copro between the two territories. The Franco-Spanish series will be 8x52mins and follow events after a corpse is washed up on the small island of the […]

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