Show of the Week: So Long, Marianne

Romantic drama following the love story between Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter perhaps best known for his iconic Hallelujah, and an extraordinary Norwegian woman named Marianne Ihlen. The 8 x 60-minute series is an intimate tale of two lonely people falling in love during a period of their lives when they are trying to figure […]

TBI Weekly: Six shows to add to your acquisitions wishlist

We’re barely into 2024 and the Miami content markets are already bustling, with NATPE Global coming to a close yesterday and buyers and distributors filling up their diaries with Content Americas just days away. Despite a bumpy 12 months, there is still a lot of quality content headed to the global market and TBI has […]

Prime Video axes ‘Riches’, renews ‘Reacher’

Amazon streamer Prime Video has cancelled UK drama series Riches, while extending US actioner Reacher for as third instalment ahead of its season two premiere later this month. Riches was an ITV co-production with Amazon Studios, which joined the production in 2021, taking rights in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Nordics and Sub-Saharan […]

Deals round-up: ITVX & Cosmote TV say ‘So Long, Marianne’; Fremantle does ‘Battle In The Box’; Be-Entertainment to shop ‘Celebrity Farmsitters’

ITVX & Cosmote TV say ‘So Long, Marianne’ ITVX in the UK, Cosmote TV and Star Channel for Greece, and Movies Best HD for Cyprus have struck pre-sale deals for upcoming drama series So Long, Marianne, with distributor Cineflix Rights. ARD’s Fabfiction (NDR, SWR, WDR, Germany) has also joined as a co-producer alongside the original […]

ITV strikes FTA & streaming deal for Disney+ original ‘Extraordinary’ and FX’s ‘Under The Banner of Heaven’

Disney+ and FX originals Extraordinary and Under The Banner Of Heaven are both heading to UK streamer ITVX, underlining the increasing rights flexibility from the Mouse House. The deal with Disney Entertainment will see the first season of Extraordinary and Under The Banner Of Heaven become available on the commercial broadcaster’s streaming service ITVX and […]

UK’s ITV lands on South Shore for new horse racing docuseries

ITV1 and streamer ITVX are looking to replicate Netflix’s Drive To Survive success with an order for a new docuseries exploring horse racing. The as-yet untitled six-parter will focus on the forthcoming 2023-24 Jumps season and is being prodyced by South Shore, with parners including betting firm Flutter and Racecourse Media Group also attached. The […]

ITVX investigates online true crime with ‘TikTok: Murders Gone Viral’

UK streamer ITVX has commissioned TikTok: Murders Gone Viral, a new true crime series exploring three murder cases that were followed widespread on the social media app. The 3 x 60-minute series features exclusive access to the families of the victims and other key contributors in the story of 24-year-old TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari from […]

ITVX & ABC Kids acquire ‘Riley Rocket’; TVOKids orders ‘Project Rube’

ITVX in the UK and ABC Kids in Australia have acquired TVOkids original, Riley Rocket, while the Canadian channel has commissioned STEM-learning live-action series Project Rube. The 30 x 11-minute music-based animated series, Riley Rocket, which premieres on TVOkids on 21 October, is an original creation from composers and producers Matthew Gerrard and Mladen Alexander […]

ITV gives romance a second chance with reality spin-off ‘Love Island: All Stars’

UK comcaster ITV has commissioned an ‘all stars’ spin-off from the hit Love Island reality dating series. Launching on ITV2 and streamer ITVX early next year, Love Island: All Stars will follow popular former contestants who receive another chance at finding true love at the idyllic South African villa. Produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of […]

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