EQ Media Group

EQ Media Group appoints new NZ head of unscripted development

EQ Media Group Australia & New Zealand has appointed Amy Schaeffer as head of unscripted development in New Zealand. Schaeffer is a researcher and writer who has worked across unscripted projects including Crypto Bros, How Did You Do That? and The Garden Pantry, with a background in television presenting, audience analysis and communications. Based in EQ Media Group’s […]

China’s Legend Media acquires VOD rights for evolution & Hitler doc duo

Chinese content aggregator Legend Media has acquired a pair of documentary series, Evolve and Hitler’s Secret Sex Life, ahead of MIP China, following a deal with UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights. The deal, brokered by Still Road Media, sees Legend Media take exclusive AVOD, TVOD, SVOD and NVOD rights for both series. Evolve (6 x […]

News round-up: Leonine to sell ‘Troppo’; Endeavor makes FAST move; SF Studios unveils Danish comedy

Leonine to sell Troppo Germany’s Leonine Studios has acquired international distribution rights to 8 x 60-minute crime drama Troppo from AGC Television. The show, which is based on the Crimson Lake novel series written by Candice Fox, was created and written by Yolanda Ramke (Cargo). She co-directed the series with Jocelyn Moorhouse, Catherine Millar, Ben Howling and […]

BBCS, Eureka, Tern TV & more snag ‘Race Against The Tide’ rights

Producers in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK & Ireland have optioned the rights to create local versions of Marblemedia’s competition format Race Against The Tide. The format is distributed globally by Distribution360, which has inked deals with Eureka Productions (Holy Moley, Full Bloom), for Australia; Free Kings (Bake Off, Junior Bake […]

Acorn TV & TVNZ spend a second season ‘Under The Vines’

AMC Networks-owned SVOD service Acorn TV and New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ have renewed romantic comedy series Under The Vines for a second season. The sophomore order comes just over a week since the New Zealand comedy made its season one premiere on the US streamer and head of its early 2022 debut on TVNZ 1. […]

Commission round-up: Acorn TV & TVNZ order vineyard drama; Talpa’s ‘Marble Mania’ rolls into Germany; NHK reveals 8K Westside Story; ITV gets walking

Acorn TV & TVNZ reveal romcom order AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and TVNZ have joined up to co-commission a New Zealand romantic comedy. Under The Vines is being produced by Libertine Pictures and EQ Media Group, and has been created and co-written by Erin White. The six-part series stars Rebecca Gibney (Wanted) and Charles Edwards (The […]