NATPE: Discovery takes Blue Ant factual

Discovery Networks Latin America and Brazil’s Globosat have bought factual programming from Canada’s Blue Ant International. DNLA’s deal comprises 13x30mins What’s For Sale? With a View and 13x30mins Dog’s Best Friend. Globosat has acquired 1x60mins 4K doc Jago: A Life Underwater, 6x30mins Prank You, 6x60mins The Weapon Hunter, 26x30mins Reno vs Relocate, 4x60mins Dino Hunt […]

Fremantle strikes Lat Am deals

FremantleMedia’s sale arm has shopped 400 hours of programming into Latin America in a series of deals with broadcasters in the region. FremantleMedia International has sold packages to partners including Globosat in Brazil, which took shows including music docs Beatles vs Stones and Soundbreaking. Globosat also acquired cooking series including Simply Nigella (pictured) and Jamie’s […]

News brief: Movie Net, Globosat buy Rock Icons

The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada and Brazil’s Globosat are among buyers of Tricon Films & Television-distributed factual series Rock Icons. Tricon has sold more than 120 hours after MIPCOM, with Globosat also taking Mars & Venus Today, and Discovery Networks Latin America taking Extraordinary Medicine and Discovery Networks Poland buying documentary Abandon […]

NBCU creates Lat Am channels JV

NBCUniversal International has partnered with Ole Communications to create a joint venture business in Spanish-speaking Latin America that will simplify management of its channels in the region. This comes after NBCUI earlier this year announced HBO Latin America Group, which is a joint venture between Ole and Time Warner, would take over distribution of Universal […]

Scripps UK & EMEA begins Restaurant Takeover

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has acquired the 26x60mins eating house makeover series Restaurant Takeover from Canada-based distributor Tricon Film & Television. The Scripps Networks International-owned channel group has also acquired Off the Map with Shannen & Holly and Extreme Collectors, while Globosat in Brazil bought The Expandables, A Bryk at a Time and Custom […]

News brief: Globosat buys Tricon docs

Brazil’s Globosat has acquired Tricon Films & Television’s doc series Rock Icons. The 10x30mins series will air on the platform along with Mars & Venus Today and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which has sold to Foxtel in Australia. Canada-based Tricon has sold shows to Accessible Media Canada, Al Hurra in the Middle East, Brand […]

Ken Burns cancer series finds buyers

Four channels have taken on a PBS documentary series from filmmaker Ken Burns about cancer. PBS International has presold Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies to Globosat in Brazil, DirecTV in Latin America, YLE in Finland and TVI in Portugal. Billed as “the comprehensive story of cancer”, the doc series is based on a Pulitzer […]

Sky Vision’s What Went Down generates sales

More than 60 territories have taken on user-generated content clip show What Went Down since its launch at MIPCOM last year, distributor Sky Vision has said. The 104×30 factual entertainment show has gone to broadcasters including Fox International Channels in Finland and the Netherlands, Seven Network in Australia, Globosat in Brazil, TV2 in Denmark and […]

Attenborough’s Kingdom to Lat Am

Sky Vision-distributed shows including the David Attenborough-fronted Kingdom of Plants and Galapagos are heading to Argentinian and Mexican channels. has bought a 38-hour package also including seasons four and five of Zoo Juniors. Canal once in Mexico has tapped UK-based Sky Vision for Kingdom, Galapagos and Micro Monsters as part of a 17-hour deal. […]

Euro nets buys ORF docs, crime series

Pubcaster France 5 is among buyers of documentary and crime programming from Austria’s ORF. The France Télévisions channel has bought several docs, including Nock – Mountains at Heaven’s Door. Switzerland’s RTS also acquired doc programming from ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of pubcaster ORF. Meanwhile, Romania’s RCS-RDS bought a 200-hour package, while SRF – which […]