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FilmRise strikes AVOD, SVOD deal with NENT Studios, incl ‘Doc Martin’

US-based distributor and AVOD operator FilmRise has struck a 500-hour deal for shows including long-running drama Doc Martin with NENT Studios UK. FilmRise has taken exclusive ad-supported rights to the first five-seasons of Doc Martin, with the wider deal covering all digital rights, including AVOD and SVOD, for both North and South America. Other programmes […]

News round-up: Salto gets ‘Happily Married’; TVG seeks another ‘Wife Swap’; NHK 8K picks up ‘Wife Of A Spy’ and more…

Salto gets ‘Happily Married’ New French streaming platform Salto has picked up dark comedy drama series Happily Married (C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) as one of its first programme acquisitions. The 10-part first season was produced by Montreal-based Productions Casablanca for Radio-Canada Télé and Tou.Tv Extra. Set in the 1970s, it recounts the “almost true” story […]

News round-up: FilmRise snags ‘MythBusters’; Nat Geo goes underground with Blink; Quibi orders adult animation; UKTV grabs ‘The Bill’

FilmRise takes on MythBusters & Deadly Women sales New York-based acquisition and distribution company FilmRise has acquired select international streaming rights to science show MythBusters and true crime series Deadly Women following a deal with Beyond Distribution. The company will distribute Deadly Women in the UK and MythBusters in both the UK and Australia. FilmRise […]

News round-up: Korea’s Wavve lands at NBCU; Lifetime’s ‘Married At First Sight’ travels; Starzplay inks Warners deal; and more…

NBCUniversal signs content deal with Korea’s Wavve South Korean streamer Wavve will supply Korean content to NBCUniversal as part of a new deal announced over the weekend. The platform’s operator, Content Wavve, is a consortium established last year, made up of South Korea’s terrestrial broadcasters – SBS, MBC and KBS – as well as telecoms […]

FilmRise teams with Sky Studios for crime series ‘Bloodline Detectives’

FilmRise and Sky Studios have partnered on international sales for true crime documentary series, Bloodline Detectives, with Discovery UK in place as the UK funding partner. Produced by Peninsula Television, the maker of Evidence of Evil, Teens Who Kill, and Celebrity Obsessed,  Bloodline Detectives focuses on familial DNA investigation, a search technique which uses genetic […]

FilmRise names BBC Studios exec for global acquisitions

US-based film and TV outfit FilmRise has appointed BBC Studios exec Whitney Muroff as its director of global acquisitions. Muroff will be responsible for developing new multi-territory film and television acquisition opportunities and will also work with existing partners to build FilmRise’s global licensing and distribution business. She will report to Max Einhorn, head of […]

FilmRise acquires SVOD rights to classic CHiPs series

Distribution and streaming company FilmRise has acquired the exclusive US SVOD rights to the classic television crime drama CHiPs from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. According to FilmRise the series, which stars Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, will be made available on Amazon Prime Video, through its Prime Video Direct self-service programme. Commenting, FilmRise CEO […]