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News round-up: SBS options AfterShock title; Estonia lands ‘The Secret Song’; WildBrain partners with Ukrainian Glowberry for ‘Brave Bunnies’

SBS options AfterShock title SBS in Australia has agreed a deal to option AfterShock Comics’ title The Normals via prodco Werner Films. The Adam Glass-penned title will be executive produced by Werner Films’ Joanna Werner and Stuart Menzies alongside Glass and AfterShock’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer. Louise Fox will showrun the series […]

WBITP options French format ‘Dating With Dogs’ in 12 countries, incl US & UK

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITP) has optioned soon-to-launch format Dating With Dogs in 12 countries, including the US and the UK. WBITP has also taken exclusive rights to the format, which makes its debut later this month on TF1 Group’s TFX, in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium. Magis TV, […]

Exclusive: Altice Media links with Can’t Stop & ITVS for move into French Riviera property

French broadcaster Altice Media – operator of RMC Découverte and RMC Story – is moving into the high-end real estate business with a new docuseries that explores properties worth up to €300m ($310m) on the French Riviera, TBI has learned. French Riviera – Luxury Real Estate has been co-created by Let’s Make A Deal producer Can’t Stop Media and […]

Korea’s MBN calls ‘Mystery Duets’ to the stage

South Korean TV network MBN has ordered a local adaptation of studio-based reality format Mystery Duets. Image9Coms, which is behind the Korean adaptation of Got Talent, will produce this version of the format, in association with Jinwoo Hwang’s Something Special, which will run for 10 weeks in a primetime slot. The show was originally produced […]

Banijay licenses ‘Mystery Duets’; sells ‘The Write Offs’

European production giant Banijay has licensed French entertainment format Mystery Duets from London-based distributor Can’t Stop Media in a multi-territory deal. Banijay’s development agreement covers Brazil, India, Mexico, New Zealand Poland, Portugal, Russia and Spain and follows an order for more episodes of the show from French channel TF1. Mystery Duets is created and produced […]

France’s ‘Mystery Duets’ snagged by ITVS for US, UK, Oz & Nordics

ITV Studios (ITVS) has picked up remake rights to French singing format Mystery Duets in the US, the UK and in countries across Europe, after striking a deal with distributor Can’t Stop Media. Finnish broadcaster MTV3 has also acquired rights to the show, with the deals coming ahead of the format’s debut in France on TF1, where […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

News round-up: Sky Studios invests in Longboat Pictures; Travel Channel orders eerie doc series from Karga Seven; Love Nature lands on Xumo in US and more…

Sky Studios invests in UK prodco Longboat Pictures Comcast-owned Sky Studios has acquired a minority stake in Longboat Pictures, a new London-based indie prodco specialising in TV drama. Longboat was founded last year by LA-based director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and former ITV commissioner Victoria Fea. Under the deal, Sky Studios’ investment will help to accelerate Longboat’s […]

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