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Checking the industry’s pulse ahead of London TV Screenings

We are just days away from the start of London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase, as the global TV community descends upon the UK capital to strike deals on the latest content hitting the market. This year’s event is taking place against the background of some serious upheaval in the TV world, as companies […]

London TV Screenings Insights: Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights

Ahead of buyers landing in the UK for London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase next week, TBI has talked to the bosses of more than 25 distribution companies to test the temperature of the global content industry and to find out how the next 12 months are shaping up. Here, Cathy Payne, CEO of […]

Banijay invests in ‘Natives’ writer Akala’s UK prodco Immovable Studios

Banijay has taken an undisclosed stake in Immovable Studios, the UK-based production outfit co-founded by hip-hop artist Akala and talent manager Chanelle Newman that has been behind shows for the BBC. The investment comes via Banijay UK’s Growth Fund and will be used to expand Immovable’s TV output, which includes Akala-fronted projects such as Poetry: […]

News round-up: Cineflix to shop ‘In Memoriam’; DCD sells into Oz & NZ; ‘The Write Offs’ heads to Télé-Québec

Cineflix to shop ‘In Memoriam’ Cineflix Rights has picked up French-language drama series In Memoriam for global distribution. The 8 x 60-minute psychological thriller is being produced by Passez-Go and Bell Media in association with C3 Media for Bell Media’s Crave network. In Memoriam tells the story of Julien, Judith, Mathieu and Lucile, siblings who […]

TBI Weekly: Six shows to add to your acquisitions wishlist

We’re barely into 2024 and the Miami content markets are already bustling, with NATPE Global coming to a close yesterday and buyers and distributors filling up their diaries with Content Americas just days away. Despite a bumpy 12 months, there is still a lot of quality content headed to the global market and TBI has […]

‘MasterChef’ hits 70 territory milestone following latest European deals

Banijay’s culinary format MasterChef is set to hit 70 territories after deals for local versions were struck in Serbia and Malta. Serbian broadcaster TV Prva’s version will air later this month, while PBS-owned TVM in Malta will launch a new adaptation of the format in February, with local prodco Greatt attached. Both agreements were brokered […]

Peacock scores sports doc ‘Mission To Burnley’ & extends ‘Twisted Metal’

US streamer Peacock has acquired sports docuseries Mission To Burnley and renewed action-comedy Twisted Metal for a second season. The NBCUniversal-owned service is launching Mission To Burnley on 15 December after striking a deal for the show with distributor Banijay Rights. Produced by Ad Hoc Films as a Sky Original, the four-part docuseries follows the […]

S4C preps BlackLight’s Welsh & English-language drama ‘Cleddau’

S4C in Wales has unveiled BlackLight Television’s six-part drama Cleddau (aka The One That Got Away), which will be shot in English and Welsh. The show is set in the west Wales coastal town of Pembroke Dock and has been written by Catherine Tregenna (Law & Order UK), with Sion Ifan (Y Gyfrinach) directing. The […]

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