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Show of the Week: Rise Of Empires: Ottoman

This six-part docudrama explores one of the most famous eras of the Ottoman Empire, chronicling the life of Mehmed II as he rises from being a 13-year-old child sultan to become the victor in a history-defining confrontation. The 6 x 60-minute series is set in the 15th Century and combines visual effects with the insights of leading […]

MIPCOM Factual round-up: China’s Youku takes Karga’s Ottoman series; Discovery goes antiques hunting; UKTV’s W extends ‘The Shift’

Youku snags Karga Seven’s Ottoman series Chinese streamer Youku is among those to have acquired the first season of docudrama series Rise Of Empires: Ottoman, which was first available via Netflix. The show is produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned Karga Seven Pictures in association with LA-based STXtv, which has also struck deals with SIC in Portugal […]

News round-up: Sky Studios invests in Longboat Pictures; Travel Channel orders eerie doc series from Karga Seven; Love Nature lands on Xumo in US and more…

Sky Studios invests in UK prodco Longboat Pictures Comcast-owned Sky Studios has acquired a minority stake in Longboat Pictures, a new London-based indie prodco specialising in TV drama. Longboat was founded last year by LA-based director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and former ITV commissioner Victoria Fea. Under the deal, Sky Studios’ investment will help to accelerate Longboat’s […]

Netflix prepares Turkish docudrama from Karga Seven Pictures

Netflix is preparing to launch a new English-language Turkish docudrama produced by Red Arrow Studios’ Karga Seven Pictures. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (fka Ottoman Rising) is set to drop in 190 countries globally from January 24 and is being produced in association with STXtelevision, which previously partnered with Nat Geo on fellow drama Valley Of […]

Red Arrow prodco creates Turkish venture

LA-based prodco Karga Seven Pictures has expanded its operations in Turkey after establishing a permanent Istanbul production office earlier this month. Tamer Uner will head the Red Arrow Entertainment Group-owned prodco’s Turkish branch as president, while Ozer Sata, former CEO of Mindshare Turkey, will take a chief executive post. Todd Cohen, formerly Karga Seven’s executive VP of development, will become […]

Red Arrows buys US prodco

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in an LA-based producer that has strong ties to the Turkish television market. Karga Seven Pictures has produced more than 300 hours of programming since its establishment in 2008, and joins five other American prodcos in the Red Arrow stable. Its shows include Travel Channel’s Booze […]

Natural Born Monsters to invade MIPCOM

A series that looks at strange and dangerous creatures from around the world will launch at MIPCOM via UK-based distributor DRG. Natural Born Monsters, an 8x60mins effort from US producer Karga Seven Pictures, will be one of a number of new wildlife and natural history shows on the DRG slate in October in Cannes. DRG […]