Round-up: BBC ups Helen Munson to daytime & early peak commissioner; Noovo orders ‘I Can See Your Voice’ Quebec; FilmRise & Nelvana ink 800-hour distribution deal

BBC ups Helen Munson to daytime & early peak commissioner UK pubcaster the BBC has promoted Helen Munson to commissioning editor for daytime and early peak. Based in North East England, Munson will report to Carla-Maria Lawson, the BBC’s head of daytime and early peak. In her new role, she will support suppliers in the […]

TBI Formats: Fighting for your format

Mark Layton talks to format rights holders from around the world about what they can do if they believe their IP has been copied and explores how a damaged reputation may be the best weapon in their arsenal. There are few things more coveted than a great piece of original IP that has the legs […]

News round-up: ‘I Can See Your Voice’ travels; Bilibili launches shorts program; Court TV launches on Freesat

‘I Can See Your Voice’ travels Broadcasters in Spain, Finland and Russia have ordered local adaptations of CJ ENM’s South Korean entertainment format I Can See Your Voice. Antena 3 has picked up the format for Spain, with Atresmedia producing in collaboration with Warner Bros. Warner Bros. International Television Production Spain. In Finland, the show […]

Russia 1 snags CJ ENM’s singing format ‘I Can See Your Voice’

Russia 1 has become the latest broadcaster to order a local version of music mystery format I Can See Your Voice, while remake rights have also been optioned across nine other countries. The Russian broadcaster will debut its local version in 2021 following the deal with Fremantle, which sells the format for South Korean media […]

CJ ENM inks first-look deal with Warner Horizon Unscripted TV

South Korean entertainment company CJ ENM has signed a first-look TV deal with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television for non-scripted TV formats. CJ ENM is behind hit IP such as I Can See Your Voice and Grandpas Over Flowers; with this new agreement allowing its Warner Bros-owned partners to expand its content in the North American […]

CJ ENM’s Eccho Rights strikes Sony deal for local language drama

CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights has struck a deal that will see it represent local language dramas from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). The exclusive representation agreement with SPT will see 15 titles from all over the world join the Swedish company’s slate this autumn. The new additions include Korea’s Leverage – a 2019 remake of the […]

News round-up: Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US; Fremantle takes CNN’s ‘First Ladies’ global; Korea’s CJ ENM strikes pact with Indonesia’s GoPlay

Top Hat’s 9/11 doc sells in Europe and US The Canal+ Group in France, TV2 in Denmark, TV4 in Sweden, RTL in the Netherlands and Discovery in the US have all picked up a new documentary from UK-based Top Hat Productions’ about the 9/11 terror attacks, following a raft of pre-sale deals with Keshet International. […]

Eccho Rights rejigs Turkish drama sales & acquisitions with Handan Özkubat promotion

CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights has reshuffled the sales and acquisition division for its Turkish content by promoting Handan Özkubat to a new role. Özkubat, who was previously director of Turkish drama, takes up the newly created role of head of sales and acquisition with a remit covering all Turkish content and responsibility for overseeing […]

Korea’s CJENM strikes content deal with Chinese streamer iQiyi

Chinese streaming operator iQiyi is stocking up its international service with shows including Oscar winner Parasite, following a deal with South Korean media giant CJ ENM. The deal will see CJENM’s tvN Movies streamer become available in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam from 8 August via iQiyi International. tvN Movies will provide a […]