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BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

Deal round up: Fremantle pitches in with Tent City

FremantleMedia North America has scored a production deal with US prodco Tent City Entertainment, to-line news in today’s round up. The deal will see FremantleMedia’s US arm working with Tent City co-founders and former LMNO Productions execs Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian (pictured) on true crime programming. LA-based Tent City is known for shows […]

Dee Forbes’ RTÉ teams with Arte

Irish pubcaster RTÉ and French cultural broadcaster Arte have inked a deal that will see them coproduce Irish-themed content for the international market. RTÉ and Arte will both put in at least €250,000 (US$277,500) each, for a minimum two years, to fund the new programming. The content will span Irish art, history, natural history and […]

Nebout’s indie developing Swedish thriller for TV

Patrick Nebout’s Dramacorp is developing Swedish novelist Jan Guilou’s Hamilton books for television. Hamilton will be a coproduction of Sweden-based Dramacorp and Swedish IP rights company IRLC. Mia Sohlman, who joined Dramacorp recently, with executive produce with Nebout. This marks one of the first major projects Dramacorp has entered into after launching in April as […]

ZDFE bags BBC copro doc rights

Mainz-based ZDF Enterprises has taken international distribution rights for The Celts: Blood, Iron & Sacrifice, a three-part BBC coproduced documentary. The 3x50mins series comes from Gruppe 5 and is for BBC, ZDF, Arte and ZDFE. A presenter-free version will be completed before MIPCOM in October (the original has two presenters). The series looks at the life […]

Arte launches virtual reality app

French cultural net Arte has launched a new virtual reality and immersive TV app. More than one year after making its first VR move with immersive cross-media doc series Polar Sea, about the Northwest Passage of Swedish ship Dax, Arte has again teamed up with Canadian multi-platform producer Deep Inc. to launch new mobile app […]

Nat Geo buys France 3 Hitler doc

National Geographic Channels International has acquired worldwide rights to Hitler’s Death Army: Das Reich. The two-part factual series looks at the final year of the infamous German elite division Das Reich, which is known for mass murders during World War II. The 2x60mins series, from Patricia Boutinard Rouelle’s Nilaya Productions and with a budget of […]

DR, Arte back Borgen creator’s drama

European channels DR and Arte have partnered with Borgen creator Adam Price on a character-driven drama that centres on faith. Danish pubcaster DR and Franco-German cultural channel Arte are working with BAFTA-winning producer Price’s new scripted prodco SAM Productions on the show, Rides Upon the Storm (WT). The Danish and French SAM subsidiaries, SAM Productions […]

HBO picks up Lanzmann doc

US premium cable channel has acquired a 40-minute documentary that looks into the making of iconic Holocaust doc Shoah. HBO will launch Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah in 2016. In Europe, Germany’s ZDF and Franco-German net Arte have bought the show, with Danish pubcaster also taking local rights. DR was an early investor in […]

ORF, CCTV10 traverse the Himalayas

Austria’s ORF and Chinese statecaster CCTV10 are going into production on a three-part wildlife series, Sky River of the Himalayas. Produced in 4K, the show reveals the nature and wildlife that lives in and around the famous Asian river region. CITVC’s VP, Lynn Zhang will sign the coproduction agreement on behalf of CCTV10 at the ORF […]