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Sales round-up: Cineflix sells to Nordics, Scorpion strikes Landmark sales

Cineflix Rights strikes Nordic sales  The distributor has struck a raft of sales deals with Nordic broadcasters, totalling more than 200 hours of content, including moon landing doc The Day We Walked On The Moon.  The Finestripe Productions-made doc for ITV and Smithsonian Networks US, which tells the inside story of the first moon landing 50 years […]

UK Screenings: Fremantle rolls out global event titles

Fremantle is taking buyers around the world with a slate of scripted and unscripted titles that touch on experiences across continents Jens Richter, Fremantle’s International CEO, says the business will bring a packed slate of programming to London to get ahead “in a market where more and more pre-sale activity is happening”. At the event, […]

UK Screenings: Diversity is key for Passion projects

An eclectic slate of thought-provoking and entertaining content will lead the way for the Passion Distribution Showcase, held once again at London landmark The Ivy. Passion will open its doors to 80 buyers for the fifth year straight, providing an opportunity to “entertain and inform” clients of its upcoming slate ahead of MIPTV, according to […]

Drive forges Back2Back sales in Europe, Asia

Indie distributor Drive has sold a slate of Back2Back titles, including The World’s Deadliest Weather, into Europe and Asia.  The production-funding and distribution agency has sold the third series of the programme – a co-production brokered and distributed internationally by Drive – into BBC Earth and Discovery Italy. The 13 x 60-minute series was picked up […]

SBS orders Australia in Colour from Arrow

Australian broadcaster SBS has commissioned Arrow Media for four-part series Australia in Colour.  The programme (4 x 60 minutes), which uses painstaking colourisation techniques to bring black-and-white footage to life, follows the success of Arrow’s pioneering America in Color for Smithsonian Channel. That programme has sold around the world into broadcasters such as France Television, Foxtel, Welt24, NHK, […]

British royalty SVOD debuts on Comcast’s Xfinity platform

A niche SVOD offering around British royal programming has launched om Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform. True Royalty TV launched last June as a standalone service in the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; however, its debut on Comcast’s service marks one of the first instances of a UK-based SVOD service being made available […]

BBC Studios Showcase: Drone’s eye-view on natural history

Newly appointed unscripted portfolio director Mark Reynolds tells TBI the merged BBC Studios is “more focused on premium than ever” with a clear set of priorities across all genres, including natural history, science and history.  In recent years, some of the BBC’s most premium, global-facing content has emerged from natural history, with the likes of […]

Channel 5 uncovers Pompeii, Tutankhamun in ambitious history slate

Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 has unveiled a slate of history programming including series on Tutankhamun, the Nile and the Queen Mother.  The programmes were commissioned by Lucy Willis and follow the success of the event piece Pompeii’s Final Hours: New Evidence as well as hybrid history series Inside the Tower of London.  Blakeway TV has […]

TCAs: CuriosityStream, Nat Geo, BritBox unveil slates

CuriosityStream finds Speed with Arrow  Media Factual SVOD CuriosityStream – which made its debut at the TCAs this year – has commissioned four-part series Speed from Arrow Media. The series covers engineering breakthroughs that have transformed how fast we can travel on land, in water, through air and into space. The programme spans the 1801 invention of […]

BBC Two visits Japanese gardens with Blink Films

BBC Two has commissioned Blink Films for a Monty Don-fronted series on Japanese gardens.  The John Torode’s Asia producer and Alexandra Henderson Associates are to produce two-part series Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens (2 x 60 minutes), which will find the presenter and horticulturalist traveling to Japan in spring at the height of the cherry blossom season. In a journey […]

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