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 […]

Appetite for Kerridge cooking shows grows in Oz, US

Broadcasters in Australia and the US are among buyers of British cooking series from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. Lifestyle in Australia has prebought BBC Two’s 6x30mins series Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever, which is the follow up to Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food. That show has also sold to Lifestyle, as well as US cable net […]

Talpa cuts international deals for The Voice

John de Mol’s Talpa has inked a raft of new deals for its singing format The Voice, including a first-time agreement for a local version of the format in India. Indian broadcasting and media powerhouse Zee has ordered the show, marking its first outing in the country. Another local version of The Voice is in […]

CEE Euro nets tread The Road to War

Broadcasters across central and eastern Europe have acquired World War I documentary The Road to War from Austria’s ORF Enterprises. Russia’s Channel One, Slovakia’s STV, CYBC and LTV in Cyprus, MTVA in Hungary, Poland’s TVP and Estonia’s ERR have all bought the 1x50mins doc following NATPE Europe in Prague this week. The doc (pictured) is […]

ITV Studios locks in CEE format deals

ITV Studios has struck several format deals in the Central and Eastern Europe region, including a remake of Surprise Surprise and Hell’s Kitchen. Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena has commissioned a local version of cooking reality series Hell’s Kitchen, which will go out on its flagship Antena 1 channel. ITV Studios has recently shopped the format […]

BBC Worldwide conducts Maestro format deal

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal for a new, local version of its conducting format Maestro, TBI has learned. The commercial arm of UK public broadcaster the BBC has shopped the format to Croatian pubcaster HRT. In the show celebrities train to become orchestra conductors before taking control at a large, televised concert. The seven-part […]

News brief: Braquo gets new homes, third season pick-ups

All three seasons of French drama Braquo have sold to broadcasters K+ in Vietnam, Croatia’s HRT and Viasat in Bulgaria. The first two have shopped to pan-regional Latin American channel DirecTV (excluding Brazil and Mexico), and the third season has sold to previous buyers Foxtel in Australia, Fox in the UK, Globosat in Brazil, Hot […]

ITV Studios sells The Chase format

ITV Studios has shopped local versions of The Chase into Serbia and Croatia. In Serbia, RTS has ordered a 40x60mins local version of the gameshow and in Croatia HRT will air a 30x60mins version. The deals follow a recommission of The Chase in the UK on ITV, which has made a two-season, 324-episode order of […]

Raft of broadcasters buy Gabriel Byrne drama Secret State

Numerous international broadcasters have acquired Secret State, the political drama that stars Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance, TBI has learned. The four-part miniseries is produced by Shameless producer Company Pictures, which is owned by super indie All3Media. Its sales arm, All3Media International, is selling the it internationally and AMC/Sundance Global has taken the show for […]