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News round-up: Abacus to shop ‘Faithless’; Canela Kids strikes Mondo TV deal; ZDF Studios launches ‘Naked – Generation Gender’

Abacus to shop ‘Faithless’ Abacus Media Rights has acquired comedy drama Faithless for international distribution. The 6 x 30-minute series is a Media Musketeers Studios & Entourage Ventures collaboration with Grand Pictures for Virgin Media. Created, co-written by, and starring Baz Ashmawy (50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy), the show tells the story of three young sisters living in Dublin and […]

News round-up: BossaNova preps development days, sells to Bell; Quintus launches True Crime channel; Global snags Sky deal

BossaNova preps development days, sells to Bell Canada’s Bell Media has acquired feature documentary, Siegfried and Roy: The Original Tiger Kings, following a deal with distributor BossaNova Media, which has also unveiled detsails of its next Development Days. The show was produced by AMS Pictures for Reelz and was first pitched to the international market […]

Blink49 Studios & Bell Media strike first-look Lilly Singh pact

Canadian indie Blink49 Studios and broadcaster Bell Media have inked a first-look global scripted and second-look unscripted deal with local actor and comedian Lilly Singh and her Unicorn Island Productions banner. The deal, which is spearheaded by Singh alongside Polly Auritt, head of development at Unicorn Island, and Blink49 Studio’s Carolyn Newman, EVP of global […]

Corus, Bell & CBC urge reform to stop US streamers ‘sucking dollars to Hollywood’

Canadian broadcasters including Bell Media, Corus Entertainment and CBC have urged upcoming regulatory reforms to stop US firms from “sucking dollars to Hollywood” without supporting the country’s own cultural development.  The C-11 Bill is set to update a raft of regulations across the Canadian media industry, including introducing a requirement for streamers to contribute to the country’s […]

MIPTV scripted round-up – updated throughout the day

‘Crime’ pays for Cineflix with global deals Broadcasters and platforms including Canadian pubcaster CBC and RTE in Ireland have acquired Irvine Welsh’s Crime, following deals with distributor Cineflix Rights. VRT in Belgium, POLAR+ and CANAL+ Group in France, NPO in the Netherlands, Hot and Yes in Israel, Magenta TV in Germany, and Corus in Canada […]

Sales round-up: European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’; Bell Media & Discovery snag ‘Patrol shows; Noah Media takes ‘Stewart’ rights

European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’ Nine Network in Australia, TV2 in Denmark and RTL in the Netherlands have inked pre-sale deals with UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights for HLP Studios’ upcoming Channel 4 series Inside The Superbrands. The 8 x 60-minute series goes behind the doors of some of the world’s […]

‘Letterkenny’ producer New Metric hires Bell Media duo for comedy push

Canadian Letterkenny producer New Metric Media has appointed former Bell Media exec Jeff Hersh as its first COO and fellow Bell alum Bill Lundy as SVP of comedy as part of a restructure to turn the firm into a comedy-focused entertainment studio. The reorganisation comes as New Metric seeks to meet a growing demand for […]

ZDF, Arte & Crave explore gender identity in German-Canadian co-pro

ZDF in Germany, European broadcaster Arte and Canadian VOD platform Crave have ordered topical science series Naked – Generation Gender. The German-Canadian co-production is produced by Spiegel TV and Primitive Entertainment in association with Crave/Bell Media, ZDF, Arte and global distributor ZDF Enterprises. The documentary goes into production this month and will be launched to […]

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