Turkey’s Kanal D remakes Italian drama ‘On The Brink’ with Ay Yapim

Turkey’s Kanal D is preparing to air a local remake of Italian scripted format On The Brink, which first aired on Mediaset’s Canale 5. The psychological series, known in Turkey as Bir Derdim Var (Light In The Dark), tracks an unusual doctor who uses her rebellious spirit to treat teenagers. At the same time, she […]

M6, Mediaset, VTM & RTL KLUB saddle up for Secuoya’s ‘Zorro’

M6 group in France, Mediaset in Italy, DPG Media for VTM channels in Flemish Belgium and RTL KLUB in Hungary have acquired drama series Zorro following deals with distributor Mediawan Rights. Produced by Spain’s Secuoya Studios, Zorro will start airing during the first quarter of 2024 on Amazon Prime Video in the US, Latin America, […]

Berlusconi’s eldest children to take joint control of Mediaset owner Fininvest

No single child of the late Silvio Berlusconi is to have a controlling interest in media holding company Fininvest under the terms of the former Italian prime minister and media tycoon’s will, with his son Pier Silvio and daughter Marina to jointly hold a majority stake. It has emerged today that Berlusconi’s two eldest children […]

Show of the week: Bardot

This 6 x 52-minute series explores the early life of iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot, transporting viewers back in time to meet the star before she became a household name. Starring Julia de Nunez, we follow Bardot as a passionate and liberated woman, defying the rules of society at the time. The series focuses on […]

MGM expands on demand service in Italy after Mediaset deal

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) has expanded its streaming service after striking a deal with Mediaset in Italy. MGM, which is in the midst of being acquired by Amazon, will launch its on demand service on Mediaset’s recently launched Infinity streaming platform. It will offer an array of library content, including shows from the Stargate sci-fi […]

Vivendi to back Mediaset’s share restructuring as Berlusconi eyes Europe

Vivendi has agreed to vote in favour of Mediaset’s plans to introduce a dual class share structure, paving the way for the Silvio Berlusconi company to expand across Europe. The companies, which have been sparring for years, announced a truce in July but this was thrown into doubt last month when Mediaset proposed a dual […]

RTL extends ‘Sisi’ as Globoplay, Mediaset strike deals for Austrian drama

RTL Deutschland has ordered a second season of period drama Sisi ahead of its debut on the channel, while distributor Beta Film has struck sales across Lat Am and Europe. The six-hour series has been produced by Story House and tracks the life of Austrian Empress Elisabeth, who marries Emperor Franz but fights against the strict […]

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