Jim Jam, TVN among Cloudbabies buyers

Jim Jam and TVN in Poland and ETV in South Africa have bought Cloudbabies from UK-based Hoho Rights. Polish pubcaster TVN’s deal for the preschool series is for SVOD rights. Another Hoho-sold series, Everybody Loves a Moose, has gone to Dubai-based MBC for its channels in the Middle East and North Africa. The 52x10mins Cloudbabies […]

Danger Mouse spied in Oz, France

FremantleMedia’s new version of spy toon Danger Mouse has made its way to broadcasters in Australasia, France, Ireland and the Middle East. The show, originally for CBBC in the UK, has sold to the ABC in Australia, Channel 4 in New Zealand, Lagardere’s kids channels in France, Irish pubcaster RTÉ and MBC in the Middle […]

Turner buys Korean drama

Turner has acquired Korean drama Saimdang (WT) for its channels in southeast Asia. The high-end Korean drama is produced by Korea’s Group 8 for free-TV channel MBC. It stars Lee Young-ae, marking the return of the Jewel in the Palace actress to the small screen. Turner has taken all rights for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and […]

Rai orders UK entertainment format

Italian public broadcaster Rai has commissioned Don’t Ask Me, a live and interactive entertainment format developed in the UK. Following a deal with distributor Sky Vision, Rai will get a 4x120mins local version of the show, which will be titled The Italians Are Always Right. Elephant Italia is onboard to produce. The format hails from […]

Banijay in Mid East formats pact

Banijay International has signed an exclusive production pact with Middle Eastern prodco Periscoop, TBI has learned. The deal means Periscoop will handle adaptation and distribution rights to non-scripted formats from Banijay Group’s international sales wing throughout the Middle East. The pair has an existing relationship, as Periscoop previously produced Banijay format Taratata for pan-regional broadcaster […]

Turner’s K-culture channel launches on Astro

Turner Broadcasting has launched its Korean entertainment channel Oh!K on Malaysian pay TV platform Astro. The channel is programmed with Korean drama and entertainment series, which largely hail from Korean free-to-air broadcaster MBC. Most of the MBC shows go out on Oh!K within a day of their Korean TX. The high definition channel launched in […]

Turner, FTV try on Dimensionpants

Turner Broadcasting System and France Télévisions are among new buyers of DHX Media-sold toon Dr. Dimensionpants. Turner has scored a multi-territory pay TV agreement for season one in Latin America and in France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Spain, Italy, Poland and Portugal. France Télévisions has bought French free TV rights, while […]

MBC, France Télévisions buy GRB shows

MBC in the Middle East and France Télévisions are among buyers of factual programming from US distributor GRB Entertainment. MBC has bought a Spanish-language version of auto customisation show West Coast Customs and La Competencia, while Remembering Whitney  as gone to France Télévisions ahead of the February 11 anniversary of singer Whitney Houston’s death. Celestial […]

K-content: head on

The first South Korean content wave broke the country’s shows into China, Japan and across Asia. Now, a second wave is seeing the country’s drama and entertainment reaching western shores. South Korea is already a drama producing territory of note and is now aiming to build its formats and factual production markets, with western buyers […]

Turner feels Oh!K about Asian channel launch

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s upcoming channel, Oh!K, has scored a volume deal with Korean broadcaster MBC ahead of its debut. The general entertainment-themed network will have first pick on MBC premium content, including exclusives and first-runs, soon after their launch on MBC. Some shows will launch within a week of their Korean premiere. MBC’s […]