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Documentary groups sue Trump administration over social media registration rule

The International Documentary Association (IDA) and Doc Society are challenging the Donald Trump administration around a new rule requiring US visa applicants to register their social media handles in their applications. The two documentary bodies have filed a lawsuit against the US State Department and the Department of Homeland Security over the visa restrictions, which […]

Asian Academy Creative Awards fete ‘Delhi Crime’, ‘World’s Got Talent’

Richie Mehta’s Netflix series Delhi Crime picked up four gongs at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs) in Singapore. The annual awards show, which held ceremonies on 5 and 6 December, saw the seven-part drama – which dramatises India’s notorious 2012 gang-rape case – win Best Drama Series, Best Original Programme by a Streamer/OTT, Best […]

ITVS GE strikes Asian sales for ‘India’s Wild Karnataka’, ‘Gold Digger’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has struck a raft of sales for the likes of drama Gold Digger and A Confession as well as natural history series India’s Wild Karnataka. Package deals have been signed with True Visions in Thailand across drama, factual and entertainment, while FPT Telecom in Vietnam has acquired a host of drama […]

Reelz orders Kinetic Content and Pyramid’s ‘Friends Speak’ to series

Reelz has ordered Kinetic Content and Pyramid Productions’ Friends Speak special into a series following the success of Casey Anthony: Her Friends Speak. The cable channel is building on the Anthony special with four-part series Jodi Arias: The Friends Speak, which is to premiere on Sunday (8 December). The Friends Speak strand centres on the […]

TCB Media Rights appoints CNBC Intl’s Federica Rossi for Asian sales drive

TCB Media Rights has appointed CNBC International exec Federica Rossi as sales exec, while promoting Simona Argenti to head of sales. Rossi, who most recently served as an EMEA account exec for CNBC International, will focus on Asia for TCB. A fluent Japanese speaker, she began her career as a sales-support exec for BBC Studios. […]

TBI Weekly: How mega-mergers are set to impact third-party distribution deals

A frenzied period of consolidation is beginning to leave an indelible mark on the distribution business as more projects and producers find themselves caught in the crosshairs of mergers. Mega-deals such as Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the impending Banijay-Endemol merger and a Red Arrow sale on the horizon are changing the face of the distribution […]

Asian streamer Viu strikes output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Hong Kong-headquartered streamer Viu has struck an output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific that will see a raft of Discovery titles launch on the SVOD. Under the pact, Discovery Network Asia Pacific channels such as Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC and HGTV will all land on Viu. The content will be […]

DocuBay snaps up premium slate from SPI International

SPI International has sold a raft of titles into fledgling global doc streamer DocuBay. The distributor has struck a seven-title deal with the Mumbai-headquartered DocuBay that covers premium titles including Turandot, Small Cams – Big Beasts, Time Hopper, Eye To Eye With Everest: Death On A Mountain, Invisible Wildlife Photographer, Riders In The Land Of […]

Vice bets big on news as Studios arm lines up Netflix, Amazon projects

Vice Media Group’s head of international Dominique Delport is betting big on the youth brand’s news division, which is set for international expansion alongside its latest asset, women’s publisher Refinery29.   Speaking to the UK’s Broadcasting Press Guild on Thursday (28 November), Delport proclaimed that “news is back” and that there is renewed scope for […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest chair steps down as festival becomes registered charity

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s long-time chair Alex Graham is stepping down from the board after more than 10 years. Graham, the founding CEO of Wall to Wall, came to the end of his term last year and has decided to step down. According to Doc/Fest, the exec’s tenure as chair – which began in 2008 – has […]

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