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Sales round-up: Scotland’s STV Player makes ‘biggest ever’ acquisition deal; Mediaset visits ‘Schitt’s Creek’; ‘Legacy’ lands in Spain

Scotland’s STV Player in ‘biggest ever’ acquisition deal Scotland’s STV has revealed its biggest content deal to date, after partnering with Banijay Rights to bring over 1200 hours of new programming to free streaming service STV Player. The content will be dropped on the platform over the next 12 months and will primarily comprise high-end […]

Exclusive: Arte buys Hebrew-language menopause dramedy ‘Fifty’

French and German broadcaster Arte has picked up Israeli comedy drama Fifty, TBI has learned. The eight-parter was produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Israel for domestic broadcaster Yes TV and created by novelist and screenwriter Yael Hedaya, who was behind Betipul (In Treatment). The Hebrew-language dramedy will debut 16 July on Arte and tells the […]

Exclusive: UK’s BossaNova hires Banijay Rights exec for sales

UK-based funding and distribution company BossaNova has made its first senior commercial hire with the addition of a Banijay Rights exec, TBI has learned. Tatjana Kostovski becomes senior sales manager for CEE, Iberia, Asia, Latin America and MENA, and will work across BossaNova’s growing slate, which includes the 600 hours of shows picked up from […]

Portugal’s RTP1 returns to MasterChef as Oz welcomes celeb spin-off

Portugal’s RTP1 and Network 10 in Australia have ordered new seasons from the Masterchef franchise. The original MasterChef format is returning to Portugal’s RTP1 following a two-year hiatus, while Network 10 has picked up Celebrity MasterChef for it linear network and 10 Play On Demand service after 12 years off-air. The Portuguese show is being […]

Israel’s Kan11 orders magical workplace sitcom

Israeli pubcaster Kan11 has commissioned a new scripted comedy series set in a bizarre department store, from Endemol Shine Israel. The eight-part The Store That Has It All has been created by Uzi Weil and Shalom Gad, with Eitan Zur to direct. Banijay Rights will distribute the show internationally. It follows the silly and heart-warming […]

Italy’s Canale 5 orders Vanessa Incontrada drama from Banijay

Mediaset’s Canale 5 in Italy has ordered a four-part female-led detective drama set in Tuscany. FOSCA – A Tuscan Policewoman (Fosca Innocenti) is being produced by Banijay Studios Italy and will star Vanessa Incontrada as a deputy police commissioner leading an all-female detective team. The show, which has started filming in Rome, follows the commissioner as […]

Banijay Rights appoints EVP of EMEA to replace Tim Mutimer

Banijay Rights has promoted Claire Jago to EVP of EMEA sales & acquisitions to replace Cineflix-bound Tim Mutimer. Jago, who was most recently SVP of Nordics at Banijay Rights, takes on responsibility for the team and activity across the entire region, reporting to the division’s CEO, Cathy Payne. Her appointment comes six weeks after Mutimer […]