Exclusive: MENA streamer Shahid eyes int’l content as AVOD surges

Saudi Arabia-based streamer Shahid is looking to expand its non-English language programming as it experiences surging growth across its AVOD offering. Shahid moved around 85% of its content from behind its SVOD paywall last year as part of a strategy to refocus efforts on its AVOD service, but the streamer’s chief commercial & marekting officer […]

Medyapim to adapt Nippon TV’s ‘Mother’ & ‘Woman’ for MBC

Turkish production group Medyapim has acquired the Arabic language adaptation rights to a pair of scripted formats from Japan’s Nippon TV – Mother and Woman – My Life For My Children – to be produced for MBC in MENA. Mother is the story of an elementary school teacher who learns that one of her students […]

News round-up: MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals; Netflix India renews ‘Rana Naidu’; Fuse Media expands Freevee FAST deal

MBC & TV2 among royal doc deals RTS (Switzerland), TV2 (Hungary), TV2 (Slovenia), RTBF (Belgium), TVP (Poland), MBC (MENA region) and Nelonen (Finland) have all inked pre-sale deals for Blink Films’ upcoming documentary My King Charles, with distributor Silverlining Rights. Produced in both 1 x 60-minute and 1 x 120-minute formats, the film provides an […]

Netflix unveils romance, sci-fi and true crime in huge Korean slate

Netflix has unveiled a huge Korean content slate for the coming year, with 34 new and returning titles across scripted and unscripted series and films. “Over the last year, Korean series and films have regularly featured in our Global Top 10 list in more than 90 countries, and three of Netflix’s most-watched shows ever are […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Why MBC took a 30% stake in Greece’s Antenna Group

Middle East broadcast giant MBC Group recently invested almost $240m to take a stake in Greek operator, Antenna Group. Omdia analyst Constantinos Papavassilopoulos explores why and explains how it fits into a broader international strategy. MBC Group, the largest broadcaster in MENA, acquired a 30% stake in Greece’s largest broadcaster, Antenna Group, earlier this year, […]

Saudi Arabia’s MBC to open ‘The Office’ after striking BBCS format deal

Saudi Arabia-based MBC has ordered a local version of BBC comedy The Office. The 20-episode show – titled Al Maktab – will be produced by Shahid VIP’s production sibling MBC Studios, with support from the BBC Studios, which sell the format’s rights. The Arabic-language series has started filming and is being directed by Egyptian filmmaker Hisham […]

Exclusive: ‘The Masked Singer’ retains crown as world’s best-selling format in 2021

The Masked Singer has held onto its crown as the world’s best-selling format for a third consecutive year, according to K7 Media’s annual report on the top 100 travelling unscripted TV formats, Tracking The Giants. The musical entertainment format from South Korea, which is distributed by MBC & Fremantle, secured 12 new local adaptations in […]

MIPTV formats round-up – updated throughout the day

Banijay snags Korean duo Banijay has acquired exclusive multi-territory format rights to a competition show from Korea’s MBC. Bloody Game follows contestants who live together in a secret house and face a series of challenges with no contact from the outside world. To avoid elimination, they must use tactics, form alliances, or else engage in player-to-player […]

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