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News round-up: Blue Ant takes ‘Spirit To Soar’ rights; OSN & Discovery in Beyond MENA deals; DocuBay takes factual shows

Blue Ant takes ‘Spirit To Soar’ rights Toronto-based Blue Ant International has acquired global distribution rights to Spirit To Soar, a documentary about racism towards Indigenous peoples in Canada. The 1 x 60-minute doc follows Anishinaabe storyteller and journalist Tanya Talaga, as she explores the systemic racism facing Indigenous peoples in the Northern Canadian town […]

News round-up: Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises; ‘Detention Adventure’ returns; Dantar inks first-look deal with Pilgrim

Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises Netflix and US-UK kids content company Moonbug Entertainment are working an new animated preschool series and specials based on the CoComelon and Little Baby Bum franchises. The shows, which will debut starting in 2022, will include 4 x 60-minute new nursery rhyme compilations and three seasons (24 x 7-minutes) […]

Show of the Week: A Bee’s Diary

Blue chip natural history programming featuring exotic animals has become a hugely competitive genre over recent years as streamers join incumbent broadcasters on lavish productions, but there is also an increasing push for content that explores the fascinating lives of wildlife closer to home. A Bee’s Diary is one such show, tapping into the surging […]

TBI Weekly: How the future of markets is shaping up

As Digital MIPTV draws to a close, TBI talks to a variety of distributors to reflect on how the annual cycle of markets might look in the future. At the start of 2020, the proliferation of markets, conferences and large-scale networking events had reached a new high. For those working in – or indeed writing […]

Factual round-up: Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc; Sky Crime seeks Woodcut’s ‘Killer Within’; Blue Ant to shop search and rescue series

Drive strikes global sales for Diana doc Channel Nine in Australia, Reelz in the US, TV2 in Norway, Servus TV in Austria, RLT Netherlands and TVNOW in Germany have acquired two-part ITV documentary The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess, following deals with UK-based distributor Drive. The 2 x 60-minute programme was produced by Minnow […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

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