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Netflix enters CNN’s Race For the White House

Netflix, DR and Foxtel are among international buyers of a CNN original docuseries about famous US presidential races. Race For the White House is a 6x60mins series from prodcos Raw and Trigger Street Productions, and comes as America gears up for the battle between Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican firebrand Donald Trump to lead […]

Sky to acquire MTV Italia

Sky has struck a deal with Viacom to acquire MTV Italia, expanding its presence on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. Sky has also struck an expanded carriage deal with Viacom that will see the latter launch two new channels, along with on-demand services and multiscreen apps with the pay TV broadcaster. Sky’s acquisition of MTV Italia […]

Debut deal for BBCWW’s Banished

UK-based BBC Worldwide has secured its first sale of character-led period drama Banished. Pay platform Yes in Israel has bought the show, which follows exiled Britains at an Australian penal colony in the 18th century. The deal is part of a wider agreement that also includes premium period drama Wolf Hall and US documentary Backstreet […]

BBC, Canal+ among Vietnam doc buyers

The UK’s BBC and France’s Canal+ have acquired Last Days in Vietnam, a doc from PBS International about the final stages of the Vietnam War. SBS in Australia, YLE in Finland, NHK in Japan, RTÉ in Ireland, DR in Denmark, SRC-RDI in French-speaking Canada, Channel 8 in Israel, MBN in the Middle East, ERR in […]

Buyers Briefing: Joy Olby-Tan, MediaCorp

Name: Joy Olby-Tan Title: vice president, programming, acquisition, TV, MediaCorp (Singapore) Ahead of next month’s ATF market in Singapore, TBI spoke to key buyers in the region about their acquisitions strategy   Describe the profile of the channels for which you are buying. MediaCorp’s Centralised Acquisitions team curates and acquires content rights for four out […]

MediaCorp goes digital

Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp is launching its free-to-air channels in digital and some of that boutique in high definition. The digital roll out has started in the western Singaporean town of Bukit Batok and will continue over the next two to three years. Mediacorp said that four out of the seven channels – Channel 5, Channel […]

BuzzTaxi makes first sales under Proper banner

Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has closed its first deals since being acquired by Proper Television earlier this summer. In June, Proper acquired BuzzTaxi and announced plans to rebrand it as Proper Distribution, though it was still operating under its former name as it scored deals with broadcasters in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. […]