CJENM’s streamer TVing & Japan’s Wowow snag Swedish dramas

Streamers in Japan and South Korea have picked Swedish dramas Threesome, Love Me and Honour. CJENM’s TVing in Korea has acquired the trio as part of its global drama strategy, with the shows sold by its Nordic distribution firm Eccho Rights. In Japan, Wowow has picked up blue-sky crime drama Hammarvik for its subscribers, having added fellow […]

Turkey’s Acun Medya takes ‘I Can See Your Voice’ from CJENM’s Eccho Rights

Turkey’s Acun Medya has taken domestic remake rights to hit Korean singing format I Can See Your Voice for its TV8 network. The show, which was created by Seon-young Lee and debuted on Korean entertainment channel MNET in 2015, requires guests to guess whether contestants are good singers or bad singers, based only on their looks. It […]

Viaplay orders boarding school drama, Eccho takes ‘Threesome’

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s streamer Viaplay has ordered a Swedish drama about life at a boarding school for its burgeoning originals slate, which is set to hit 40 shows next year. A Class Apart is based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, with Banijay’s Nordic prodco Jarowskij co-producing alongside Brommamamma, in partnership with Film […]

Korea’s tvN commits to ‘Cash Back’ from CJENM & Bunim Murray

South Korean network tvN has ordered a full season of Cash Back, the gameshow format co-produced by the network’s parent CJENM and Banijay’s US-based Bunim/Murray Productions. The studio-based physical format, which was piloted earlier this year on tvN, has been handed a six-episode run and is set to launch later this month. It is sold […]

BBC One turns to Korea for CJENM’s music format ‘I Can See Your Face’

BBC One is looking to ramp up its primetime entertainment offering with a local version of hit South Korean music format I Can See Your Face. The 8 x 60-minute show was created by Korean giant CJENM and is being produced in the UK by Fremantle duo Thames and Naked.  It will debut in 2021. […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

Skydance TV adapts Korean drama ‘Hotel Del Luna’ from ‘Parasite’ prodco CJENM

Altered Carbon prodco Skydance Television has partnered with the South Korean firm behind 2019 feature hit Parasite to develop a TV series based on Asian fantasy drama Hotel Del Luna. Skydance, which launched its TV division in 2013, is working with Korea’s CJ ENM and its subsidiary Studio Dragon to “reimagine” the IP for a global […]

TBI Formats: Seven ways to future-proof your format

Girts Licis, head of strategy at global consultancy K7 Media, gives his top tips on future-proofing in the fast-changing format market and offers insights from the intelligence firm’s recent report, Tracking the Giants: The Top 100 Travelling Formats. Relationship building In an increasingly digital world, you can’t underestimate the importance of a human relationship. Before […]

TBI Formats: Why Korean IP will cut through globally for years to come

As part of our focus on delivering more incisive commentary on the global content business, TBI is launching a series of new strands of longer-form content, which will be delivered online to our viewers around the world. These daily, genre-focused features are designed to provide deeper insights into how the business is changing and feature […]