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Show of the week: Lioness

South Africa is rapidly emerging on the international stage as a hotbed of creative talent and this 10 x 60-minute series looks set to join the growing ranks of highly rated scripted shows from the country. The story tracks the life of a rich woman who falls in love with her security guard only to […]

Round-up: Fugitives strike South African drama pact; Starzplay welcomes ‘Dr. Death’; Int’l nets add ‘Angelo Rules’

Fugitives strikes South Africa drama pact Production and financing company Fugitive has struck a deal with South African entertainment company MultiChoice that will see it becoming the exclusive distributor for scripted originals made available on its M-Net channel and Showmax SVOD platform. The partnership will see Fugitive launching three new drama series – Lioness, Dam […]

StudioCanal cleans up with Spotless deal

StudioCanal has shopped edgy drama series Spotless to South Africa-based pay TV platform M-Net. Spotless follows a troubled man whose life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother crashes into his life. It was produced by StudioCanal’s Tandem for Canal+ and picked up by NBCU-owned cable net Esquire in the US. M-Net has picked up […]

US net prebuys South African cooking show

DCD Rights will head into MIPCOM with a presale of its new South African culinary show Sarah Graham’s Food Safari. The 13x30mins Okuhle Media-produced series, which was for M-Net, has presold to Scripps Networks Interactive cable net Cooking Channel as a 13x30mins package. The show can run to 20 episodes. It follows food writer and […]

GRB’s World Class doc to Mid East channel

Middle East and African channels have acquired programmes from LA’s GRB Entertainment. Among the deals, US government-backed Middle Eastern channel Alhurra has bought documentary The World Class. In Africa, M-Net has bought seasons three and four of Braxton Family Values and seasons two and three of spin-off series Tamar and Vince. Wananchi has acquired When […]

New Worlds for Super Channel, M-Net

Big-budget period drama New Worlds has sold to channels in Canada and pan-Africa. The Power-distributed miniseries, packaged in 4x60mins and 2x120mins formats, has gone to Super Channel in Canada and pan-African pay TV channel provider M-Net. Power also closed home entertainment deals in the US, Canada and Thailand. The show has already licensed to SBS […]

New Dragons’ Den remakes in Europe, Africa

Broadcasters in Sweden, Portugal and South Africa are launching their own versions of the Sony-distributed business formats Dragons’ Den. In Sweden, Viasat-owned TV8 has ordered a 10-part run that will be known locally as Draknästet, with ITV Studios Nordic producing. In Portugal, Take & Sound Productions is producing a local run for commercial broadcaster SIC […]

Two more broadcasters wanna marry Prince Harry

ITV in the UK and M-Net in South Africa have both acquired reality series I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’. Shine International is distributing the series, which was produced by Zig Zag Productions’ and Ryan Seacrest Productions for US network Fox. The format has 12 women competing for their chance to marry Prince Harry, while living at […]