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News round-up: Keshet Int’l to sell ‘Cuba Libre’; Peacock enters adult animation; Espresso brews German deals; Lineup & Gil connect

Keshet Int’l takes ‘Cuba Libre’ sales rights Keshet International has acquired international distribution rights to Portuguese period drama Cuba Libre. Produced by Hop! Films for pubcaster RTP, the 6 x 45-minute series tells the true story of a young Portuguese woman who gave everything to the Cuban revolution and Che Guevara. Beatriz Godinho plays Ana […]

Japan’s NHK latest to take ‘Emergency Call’ from Lineup

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is preparing to air a local version of Lineup Industries’ documentary format Emergency Call, marking its second show from the Dutch firm. The Japanese version will broadcast on NHK in January and is based on the De Chinezen show, which was created for Belgium broadcaster VRT Eén. The format follows the […]

Israel’s Kan tackles ‘Taboo’ with local version of comedy format

Israeli pubcaster Kan has commissioned a local version of Lineup Industries’ comedy format Taboo, to be produced by Yoav Gross Productions. The format, which explores the boundaries of what is considered acceptable humour, was originally created by Panenka, and launched in Belgium on VRT where the series was hosted by comedian Philippe Geubels. Each episode […]

Sales round-up: Kabel 1 asks ‘Where Does The Money Go’; Cineflix strikes ‘Coroner’ deals; TVF unveils summer slate

Germany’s Kabel 1 asks ‘Where Does The Money Go’ German broadcaster Kabel 1 has ordered a local adaptation of Skyhigh TV’s Netherlands factual format Where Does the Money Go (aka Über Geld Spricht Man Doch), following a deal with Amsterdam-based distributor Lineup Industries, which recently acquired the format for global distribution. The series was originally launched […]

TBI Weekly: How format risk & reward is changing

‘Iconic’ format reboots have become a regular event over recent months but as Tim Dams discovers, the risk threshold is changing as broadcasters and streamers employ new strategies to get fresh IP onto screens Broadcasters have long focused their spend and schedules on formats with a proven track record, a trend that has only cemented itself over […]

TV2 tackles ‘Taboo’ format for Denmark

Danish broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of social issue comedy format Taboo, following a deal with Amsterdam-based indie distributor Lineup Industries. Monday Production Denmark will produce the Danish version, originally created by Panenka for VRT in Belgium, which has also ordered a second season of Taboo, alongside sophomore seasons headed to existing local […]

Lineup Industries partners with NHK Enterprises to take Japanese formats global

International indie distributor Lineup Industries and NHK Enterprises, the distribution arm of Japanese broadcaster NHK, have partnered to help drive global sales of NHK’s formats. Amsterdam-based Lineup will use its “specialist insights and deep knowledge of the global market” to provide consultation and sales outside of Asia for the Japanese pubcaster’s formats, with a focus […]

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