Sales round-up: France TV buys Attenborough’s ‘Life In Colour’; HBO Max takes ‘Octonauts’; Jetpack strikes BBC deal

France TV buys Attenborough’s Life In Colour France Télévisions is among buyers of Life In Colour With David Attenborough. The show, sold by Flame Distribution, has also been picked up by RTBF (Belgium), Geo Wild (Germany), and HRT (Croatia). HRT additionally picked up one-hour docs In Search Of Sir Walter Scott and Antarctica From Above. Other deals include […]

Scottish streamer STV expands VOD content by 270 hours

STV, the free-to-air Scottish broadcaster, has announced a significant expansion of its STV Player VOD service with 270 hours of on demand content and two new live streaming channels. The streamer, which is free with ads or £3.99 per month without, is the exclusive home of the ITV Network schedule in the country, with the […]

Australia’s Flame sets up in Wales

Australian producer and distributor Flame has set up Wildflame, a Wales-based factual prodco. The new company already has a BBC commission in hand and will make The Greatest Poem of World War One (pictured) for the pubcaster’s BBC Four service. The new production business is the latest to set up in Wales with Welsh government backing […]

Flame Distribution brings in Screen Australia exec

Australia-based distributor Flame has brought in Chris Oliver to boost its Asian sales, production and coproduction efforts. Oliver is best-known as the head of state and industry partnerships at Australian funding body Screen Australia, facilitating Australian prodco’s efforts to work with partners throughout Asia. His work at Flame will kick off at the Asian Side […]