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Sales round-up: Salto takes Russian ‘Sherlock’; ‘Unusual Suspects’ bought by Canada’s Bell; ‘Line Of Duty’ lands on US AVOD

Salto takes Russian Sherlock French streamer Salto has picked up rights to eight-part mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles, after striking a deal with distributor ZDF Enterprises. The 8 x 52-minute series, which will be available on Salto under the title Sherlock: Les Chroniques Russes in the autumn, was produced by Russian prodcos Start and […]

Deals round-up: Sky buys from Woodcut Int’l; Hong Kong’s TVB visits Harbour Rights; France welcomes NineTNine’s Tunisian sitcom

Sky buys from Woodcut Int’l Sky Germany has acquired a raft of true crime documentaries from UK distributor Woodcut International. The deal, which comes six months after Woodcut launched its sales division, includes Surviving A Serial Killer, The Killer Within, The Beverley Allitt Tapes, and season two and three of How I Caught the Killer. The shows will […]

Factual streamer DocuBay expands slate with expansive Harbour Rights deal

India-based factual streamer DocuBay has acquired more than 20 shows for its service after striking a deal with Hong Kong sales firm Harbour Rights. The package includes 1 x 52-minute health doc Who… Is In Control? and fellow special The Other Göring, which explores the activities of Albert Göring, as he tried to help those persecuted by the Nazis […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

News round-up: Covid delays UK’s ‘Got Talent’; Wowow visits Harbour Rights; Parade lands ‘Derelict Rescue’

Covid delays UK’s Got Talent UK commercial broadcaster ITV has been forced to delay production on entertainment format Britain’s Got Talent following the country’s latest Covid outbreak. The 15th season of the show, from Fremantle and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, had been scheduled to start filming in late January but ITV said production had been […]

Sales round-up: Alfred Haber sells ‘bublé!’, Harbour Rights scores with Discovery

ITV, Nine Network buy’s NBC’s ‘bublé!’  UK broadcaster ITV and Australia’s Nine Network are among the channnels that have picked up an hour-long special from NBC on jazz singer Michael Bublé. Alfred Haber Television has sold bublé! to a raft of channels, including Rogers Media (Canada), Bell Media (Canada) and MNet (South Africa). The NBC special is based around […]

Harbour takes French docs to Asia

Hong Kong based distributor Harbour Rights has sold a raft of docs to Asian broadcasters, including shopping three-part French project Human to PBS in Thailand. The doc, from Yann Arthus-Bertrand and about the human condition, originally played on France Télévisions and heads to Thai PBS as part of a ten-hour package the broadcaster has taken from […]