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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 […]

Market digests Depardieu food doc series

A culinary-themed documentary series starring French actor Gerard Depardieu launches at MIPTV next week. Internationally the show will be titled Bon Appetit: Gerard Depardieu’s Europe, and is sold by France-based distributor Balanga. The 10x52mins series is known in France as A Pleines Dents!, and comes from producer Laura Briand and Les Films d’Ici 2. Arte […]

Buyers embark on Indian Summers ahead of UK TX

A raft of international broadcasters have picked up big-budget UK drama Indian Summers ahead of its launch on Channel 4 in the UK this weekend. All3Media-backed New Pictures made the series for UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and US pubcaster PBS. It debuts on Channel 4 this Sunday in a 9pm slot. All3Media International is […]

News brief: More broadcasters unlock The Code

AMC Networks’ Sundance Channel has acquired Australian drama The Code for its channels in Asia and the Middle East. DCD Rights distributes the political thriller, which launched on ABC in Australia last September. Internationally, it has already been picked up by channels including Arte in France, BBC Four in the UK, DirecTV in the US […]

$1.5m presales for Zed’s Annihilation

A doc series that sheds new light on the rise of Hitler has secured US$1.5 million in presales from a variety of broadcasters. Annihilation will broadcast throughout the world in January to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners at Nazi war camps following deals with distributor Zed. Those attached are France […]

Arte and BBC join forces for Obama doc

French cultural channel Arte and UK public broadcaster the BBC are joining forces to make Barack Obama: Inside His Presidency, a new four-part documentary about the US president. With the French title of Barack Obama, le Temps du Bilan, the series will follow Obama’s presidency and the key events during his tenure since taking office […]