UK’s ITVX & Nine in Oz among buyers of ‘The Case Against Cosby’

Soon-to-launch UK streamer ITVX and Nine Network in Australia are among buyers of a two-part documentary exploring the life of Bill Cosby. The Case Against Cosby is produced by Prospero Pictures in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Rive Gauche. It claims to reveal new truths through exclusive access to the long-time survivors of […]

MIPCOM round-up: StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’; ITVS & Media Musketeers present ‘Essex County’; D360 makes ‘A Cut Above’

StudioCanal tunes up ‘The Orchestra’ StudioCanal has acquired Danish comedy series The Orchestra for launch at MIPCOM next week. Created by SAM Productions and directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals, who is also head writer, the series follows the rules and hierarchies, power struggles, jealousies and relationship challenges behind the scenes at the Copenhagen Symphony Orchestra. Frederik Cilius Jørgensen, Rasmus […]

Canada’s CMPA urges CBC licence delay over indie spending thresholds

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has urged the country’s government to reject public broadcaster CBC’s new license deal because of “deep concerns” that it is removing minimum spending requirements with Indies. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CTRC) renewed the pubcaster’s broadcasting licence in June, with a new five-year term set to begin on […]

CBC & Netflix comedy ‘Workin’ Moms’ to end on seventh season

Canadian comedy series Workin’ Moms, which airs on CBC in Canada and streams on Netflix, is to end after being commissioned for a seventh and final season. Creator and executive producer Catherine Reitman, who also stars in the lead role of Kate Foster, announced that this 13 x 30-minute season will be the last for […]

Exclusive: France TV, C4, ZDF, CBC & others link to co-fund science projects

France Télévisions and some of the fellow pubcasters that make up the Global Doc commissioning group have launched a major call for ambitious science documentaries as they seek new projects to back. Global Doc was launched by France Télévisions at Sunnyside of the Doc three years ago and is based on the model of the pubcaster alliance in […]

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 […]

Red Arrow Studios Int’l takes global rights to CBC’s ‘Plan B’ remake

German distributor Red Arrow Studios International has acquired global distribution rights to the upcoming English-language remake of French-Canadian anthology drama Plan B. Produced by KOTV for CBC in Canada, the series will star Patrick J Adams (Suits) and Karine Vanasse (Cardinal, Pan Am) and is based on the French-language series of the same name, which […]

Sales round-up: US networks strike Flame deals; Back2Back adds series

US networks strike Flame deals North American broadcasters including Blue Ant Media Inc, CBC and BBC America have picked up a raft of shows from Flame Distribution. Blue Ant has added Family Court Murders (4 x 60 minutes), For Love Or Money (5 x 45 minutes), Unsolved (10 x 45 minutes) and Taken (S1 – S4 […]

Kids round-up: Disney+ seeks ‘The Muppets Mayhem’; CBC revives ‘Street Cents’ on TikTok; Latoya Raveneau inks Disney deal

Disney+ seeks ‘The Muppets Mayhem’ Disney+ has commissioned The Muppets Mayhem, a new comedy series following iconic Muppet band The Electric Mayhem as they record their first album. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio. The series was developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and […]

CBC introduces carbon footprint requirement for original content

Canadian public broadcaster CBC is introducing a new carbon footprint requirement for all original Canadian English-language productions. The decision, which comes following the recent UN climate change conference, COP26, will require completion and delivery of a carbon footprint on all original Canadian productions from independent producers with budgets over $400,000 using Albert, a film and […]

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