Ideate Media


Netflix boards BBC America drama

Streaming service Netflix has boarded BBC America comedy thriller series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The SVOD service has taken rights outside the US and will launch it this December. IMG sells the show internationally as part of its push into global distribution, and did the deal with Netflix. The series is based on Douglas […]

Sprout buys Maya, Sydney

NBC’s US children’s channel Sprout has acquired European- and Australian-produced cartoon series. One deal with Studio 100 Media sees the network buy the 78x12mins CGI series and 3D feature film of Maya the Bee, while the other, brokered by distributor Bejuba! Entertainment, is for Essential Media and Entertainment’s preschool animation Sydney Sailboat. The series of […]

PBS fosters New York origin book as drama

US pubcaster PBS is working with Scott Free Productions and Malaysia’s Ideate Media to bring a New York City narrative history novel to television as a drama. Emmy-winner Ed Redlich (The Practice, Unforgettable) is to writer the TV treatment for The Island at the Center of the World, which was a best-seller for Russell Shorto. […]

A+E, Ideate launch Asian production pact

A+E Networks Asia and Malaysia’s Ideate Media are launching a production partnership designed to “kickstart content development” in the region. The goal is to stimulate original production opportunities that A+E’s local channel bouquet, which includes the A&E Network and History, can broadcast. The pair says A+E’s global creative expertise will combine with Ideate’s connections with […]

New Astro-backed Asian media firm preps English-language shows

Malaysian pay TV and media company Astro is backing Ideate Media a new Kuala Lumpur-based media company that will make English-language TV and film. It will be run by Astro veteran Zainir Aminullah and develop and fund live-action and animated TV series and films. The company said its initial slate will be built around mid-budget […]