Broadcasters probe United States of Secrets

Eleven broadcasters have acquired new Frontline series United States of Secrets from PBS International. ZDF in Germany, SBS (Australia), NHK (Japan), NRK (Norway), RDI (Canada), Al Arabiya/MBC (Middle East), TVI (Portugal), TVN (Poland), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark) and PBS America have all bought the two-part show. The series looks into the US government’s surveillance programme, […]

News brief: Rai Gulp backs Sendokai Champions

Italian kids channel Rai Gulp has acquired animated action series Sendokai Champions from Spanish distributor Nottingham Forest. The Rai channel will air the show from July following the deal. The show broadcasts in Spain on TV Clan and across Latin America on Cartoon Network. It is also set for the Vortexx programming block on The […]

News brief: CEE deals for DHX kids shows

Chellomedia Central Europe is among buyers of DHX Media’s kids series. The channels operator has renewed season one and acquired season three of Martha Speaks for its channel Minimax in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Croatia, RTL Kockika has acquired Arthur, Johnny Test and Caillou (pictured). Elsewhere, pan-Arab broadcaster MBC has acquired shows […]

Endemol sells talent format to Middle East’s MBC

Pan-regional Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has ordered a local version of Your Face Sounds Familiar, the celebrity singing talent format distributed by Endemol. The deal, which is the first for the format in the region, paves the way for a weekly primetime version of the show to go out on MBC’s MBC4 and MBC Egypt […]

News brief: Mid East net winds up for Tickety Toc

Dubai-based MBC3 has acquired preschool show Tickety Toc from distributor Zodiak Kids. The MBC Group channel has taken rights in the Middle East and North Africa in a four-year deal that makes it both broadcast licensing partner and local agent. “We look forward to working strategically with MBC across TV and consumer products to build […]

News brief: Java’s Mobile Revolution will be televised

France’s Java Films has presold a documentary about the mobile phone’s impact on history to broadcasters in the Middle East, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden. The Mobile Revolution has sold to MBC, RTL, TVI and UR ahead of its delivery in May. The doc looks at how the mobile phone has impacted every aspect of modern […]

Lagardère sells JFK doc across Europe

Lagardère Entertainment Rights has sold its one-off doc Inside JFK’s Assassination to a host of broadcasters. LER launched the doc at MIPTV earlier this year. It has now been picked up by broadcasters including RTV in Slovenia, Multicanal in Spain, RTP in Portugal, YLE in Finland, MBC in the Middle East and Globosat in Brazil. […]

Eyeworks makes a Splash in South Korea

Eyeworks’ diving format Celebrity Splash is to launch in another territory, this time South Korea on broadcaster MBC. The new series will comprise 10 episodes and be produced by local prodco SM C&C. it will launch in the territory in August. The show, which launched in the Netherlands on SBS6 has also sold into France […]

Middle East nets ready Millionaire spin off, new formats

Middle Eastern and North African broadcasters have partnered with Sony Pictures Television on the latest versions of a Who Wants to be a Millionaire? spin off, a singing-themed factual entertainment format and a remade CBS studio game show. In Dubai, national broadcaster Dubai Television has ordered Sony Pictures Television Arabia to produce a 26-episode season […]

Sony taking Talpa’s The Voice into Italy

Sony Pictures Television’s Italian prodcution arm along with Talpa have inked a deal for hit format The Voice with Italian public broadcaster RAI, TBI has learned. SPT’s Italian production arm Toro will make the show for RAI, marking the first time the show has been seen in Italy. A thirteen-episode series will debut next year […]

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