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Discovery swoops for Zig Zag’s ‘Killing Michael Jackson’

Discovery Networks has picked up Zig Zag Productions’ Killing Michael Jackson for the UK, Italy, Germany and the Nordics.  The global business will also launch the hour-long film, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Jackson’s death by exploring circumstances around his passing and its aftermath, on its free-to-air channel Quest Red in the UK. The doc […]

Walter Presents rolls out in Belgium

International drama-focused SVOD service Walter Presents is rolling out in Belgium.  The service, which originated as a VOD play on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in January 2016, will launch to Flemish audiences mid-April through a partnership with media group Medialaan, which operates Flanders-based commercial channel VTM. Walter Presents will be made available on VTM’s newly […]

Eyeworks co-founder to lead new Euro prodco

A trio of producers from Belgium has partnered to launch an Amsterdam-based prodco, with a co-founder of Eyeworks Group to lead the business. Woestijnvis, Lecter Media and DeMensen have grouped to create Fabiola, with Eyeworks alumnus Robert van den Bogaard (pictured) and ex-Eyeworks International creative director Pieter van Eekelen at the helm. The creative teams […]

Premium video body launches in Europe

A premium video advocacy body is launching in Europe with the backing of numerous major broadcasters. The FreeWheel Council for Premium Video Europe (FWCE) formed this month following the creation of a US parent in 2015. It is aimed at keeping advertisers keen to spend their cash on premium video – whether that is high-end […]

Oerlemans back in Euro TV with indie investment

Reinout Oerlemans has acquired a 50% stake in new Belgian producer Lecter Media, marking his first European investment since moving to the US two years ago. The Eyeworks Group co-founder, plus regular business associates Robert van den Bogaard and Ronald van Wechem (another Eyeworks co-founder), have bought into the prodco, which aims to produce factual […]

Airport, Brothel sell for Hat Trick

Hat Trick International heads into MIPTV on the back of sales of new factual pair Bangkok Airport and The Mega Brothel. Both shows come out of HTI’s first-look distribution deal with UK indie Keo Films. Bangkok Airport has gone to Nine Network in Australia, Discovery Networks in Sweden, Nat Geo People in Asia, the Middle […]

Networks visit Branson’s Necker Island

Five broadcasters have acquired Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island, a one-hour documentary about Richard Branson’s Caribbean home. The show debuted on BBC Two last month as part of a Lives of the Super Rich season, and has now gone to Medialaan in Belgium, Choice in New Zealand, DR in Denmark, SBS Discovery in Norway and […]

Globosat, DR among buyers of SVT’s Avicii doc

Globosat in Brazil and Danish pubcaster DR have acquired a doc about Scandinavian superstar DJ Avicii from the sales arm of Swedish pubcaster SVT. Avicii on Tour (trailer screenshot above) has also sold to Scotland’s MacTV, the Netherlands’ VPRO and Belgium’s Medialaan, which is the parent of Flemish-speaking channel VTM, an SVT rep told TBI. […]