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Disney buys Henson’s Pajanimals

Disney has picked up animated series Pajanimals across a raft of territories. The 52x11mins series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. Disney has acquired its Disney Junior channel in France, Italy, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. It will debut on Disney channels in […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]

NBC inks first-look deal with America’s Got Talent host

NBC has agreed a first-look deal with NCredible, the production company of America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. The deal will give the broadcast network an option to take the production firm’s upcoming scripted and unscripted projects. NCredible, which is run by Cannon and Michael Goldman, makes Wild ‘N Out for MTV, the Halo Awards […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]

Georgeville moves into US television

Marc Rosen is the film and TV producer whose credits include Harry Potter and Threshold. In March he set up Georgeville Television (GVTV) and he now has three straight-to-series orders from US broadcast nets and two more on cable. He tells TBI about the new shows, which include a new offering from The X-Files’ Chris […]

Eva Longoria strikes Universal Television deal

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has struck a first look development deal with Universal Television and will develop both scripted and unscripted series for the studio and its sister network NBC. The deal was struck with Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment production company and follows a deal to produce forthcoming NBC dating reality series Ready for Love, […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

Ninja Warrior travels to Europe from Japan’s TBS

Japanese free-to-air broadcaster TBS will launch its Ninja Warrior format at MIPCOM. The series, which challenges contestants to the complete the world’s toughest obstacle course, has already launched in the US and Asia. Ludo Poppe’s Eccholine will be working with TBS on the Japanese launch. Poppe is the former boss of Belgian prodco Kanakna. In […]