Espresso Media International

Starzplay Pakistan strikes Espresso deal for factual expansion

Starzplay in Pakistan has struck a factual content deal with Espresso Media International for more than 100 titles to help launch a new dedicated documentary section on the streamer. The 150-hour package covers genres ranging from crime and environmental stories to sports and social issues documentaries, with titles including Big Sonia (1 x 52-minute), exploring […]

MIPCOM round-up: Banijay unveils key titles; Eccho acquires ‘Golden Boy’; Espresso moves into fact-ent

Banijay unveils key titles Banijay has unveiled its key titles heading to MIPCOM this year, with formats Love Triangle, Blow Up, Le Plus Grand Karaoké de France and MasterChef: Young Talent making their Cannes debuts. Love Triangle, from Endemol Shine Australia for Stan, is an unpredictable relationship journey, while Dutch format Blow Up from EndemolShine Nederlands […]

News round-up: Keshet Int’l to sell ‘Cuba Libre’; Peacock enters adult animation; Espresso brews German deals; Lineup & Gil connect

Keshet Int’l takes ‘Cuba Libre’ sales rights Keshet International has acquired international distribution rights to Portuguese period drama Cuba Libre. Produced by Hop! Films for pubcaster RTP, the 6 x 45-minute series tells the true story of a young Portuguese woman who gave everything to the Cuban revolution and Che Guevara. Beatriz Godinho plays Ana […]

Bitsmedia strikes Espresso content deal for Muslim-centric SVOD Qalbox

Singapore-based Bitsmedia has acquired more than 20 hours of content from UK distributor Espresso Media International for its upcoming SVOD platform Qalbox. Bitsmedia, which is the developer and publisher of the lifestyle app Muslim Pro, is launching Qalbox this coming October, with the new streaming service looking to provide Muslim lifestyle content and celebrate Muslim […]

NHK, Asharq News & Now TV strike Espresso factual deals

Japanese pubcaster NHK, MENA broadcaster Asharq News and Hong Kong’s Now TV have each struck deals for new factual programming from UK distributor Espresso Media International. NHK has acquired On Broadway (1 x 52-minutes), the Oren Jacoby directed film in which stars of the stage and screen, including Helen Mirren and Hugh Jackman, go behind […]

Sales round-up: Abacus summons ‘The Ghost Of Richard Harris’; Espresso to sell LGBTQ+ doc

Abacus summons ‘The Ghost Of Richard Harris’ Abacus Media Rights has acquired Sky Original feature documentary The Ghost Of Richard Harris for international distribution. Produced by Bright Yellow Films, Samson Films and Groove International, the 1 x 90-minute documentary explores the story of the actor, poet and singer, whose prodigious career was overshadowed by a reputation […]

News round-up: SBS & HBO Nordics look ‘Beneath The Surface’; Andrea Bocelli doc journeys to MIPTV; Viaplay takes Espresso doc trio

SBS & HBO Nordics look ‘Beneath The Surface’ Viaplay in the US and UK, SBS Australia, OTE Greece, HBO Nordics and Stream in Belgium have all acquired the drama thriller Beneath The Surface, following deals with distributor Dynamic Television. The 8 x 60-minute event series, filmed in Germany and Denmark, is a production of Letterbox Filmproduktion, in […]

News round-up: Studio Hamburg meets ‘My Husband’s Wife’; Espresso brews German factual sales; ‘Expedition’ S2 goes global

Studio Hamburg meets ‘My Husband’s Wife’ German distributor Studio Hamburg Enterprises has acquired international rights to Finnish drama series My Husband’s Wife. The 8 x 45-minute, which has been produced by Lucy Loves Drama for broadcaster YLE, is set to debut in January 2022. Written by Juuli Niemi and directed by his sister Inara Niemi, My […]