News brief: Ovation buys sound and music series

US cable net Ovation has bought a pair of series from Netherlands-based distributor FCCE. The arts and culture channel has picked up 12x30mins Wall of Sound, a weekly music magazine series featuring news, gossip and music chart news. It has also acquired 12x30mins Film & Stars, a weekly film-based magazine show covering new releases and […]

FCCE reveals ‘world’s first African superhero’

Holland-based distributor FCCE has taken a series that’s billed as starring “the world’s first mainstream African-based superhero” to Discop Africa. Jongo, which author Gareth Crocker (Finding Jack) co-created and is produced by his Zambian prodco Motion Story, is set in modern day South Africa and Zambia. It tells the story of a young man who […]

Ovation embraces Wall of Sound

US arts cable channel Ovation has bought weekly music magazine series Wall of Sound from Netherlands-based international distributor FCCE. The series features news stories, album reviews, exclusive interviews and chart countdowns. Besides heading to Ovation, it has also been picked up by SIC in Portugal, Viacom 18 in India and broadcasters in the Middle East […]

FCCE launches strategic Chinese production venture

Netherlands-based producer-distributor FCCE has entered into a strategic partnership with China’s Heilongjiang Loong Media Group. The partnership will see the pair attempt to localise programming and formats for China’s film, digital and television markets. Furthermore, Heilongjiang Loong has established a new production company, Heilongjiang TV, which will record the creation and development of a local […]

MIPTV News: DJ Ferry Corsten launching transmedia show in Cannes

DJ and producer Ferry Corsten is heading to Cannes to promote The Party Project, which is described as the first ever user-generated dance music event. The format involves Corsten challenging the public to come up with unusual and innovative ideas for dance music parties. These are then uploaded with details of the theme, DJ line-up […]