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News round-up: Studio Hamburg meets ‘My Husband’s Wife’; Espresso brews German factual sales; ‘Expedition’ S2 goes global

Studio Hamburg meets ‘My Husband’s Wife’ German distributor Studio Hamburg Enterprises has acquired international rights to Finnish drama series My Husband’s Wife. The 8 x 45-minute, which has been produced by Lucy Loves Drama for broadcaster YLE, is set to debut in January 2022. Written by Juuli Niemi and directed by his sister Inara Niemi, My […]

IMDb TV takes US rights to Canada’s ‘Pretty Hard Cases’

Amazon-owned free streamer IMDb TV has picked up Canadian buddy-cop drama series Pretty Hard Cases for an exclusive US debut next month. Originally commissioned by Canadian pubcaster CBC, where it debuted in February, the series is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. It […]

UK’s BBC unveils six dramas & new Michaela Coel project

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new scripted series, as well as a new project that is in the works from I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel. Six shows have been unveiled by the broadcaster’s director of drama Piers Wenger, who confirmed a new project with Coel was in the […]

ITV2 spins Monkey’s ‘Celebrity Karaoke Club’ with drag version

ITV2 in the UK has ordered a spin-off version of NBCUniversal format Celebrity Karaoke Club featuring drag stars, while the original show has also been extended into a second season. Karaoke Club: Drag Edition will debut in the Autumn on ITV2 and streamer ITV Hub, featuring stars as they attempt to impress their fellow singers […]

Kids round-up: ‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate; Mikros names Miloro president; Wildbrain to co-pro emoji series    

‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate CBBC, UK pubcaster BBC’s children’s channel, has commissioned a slew of new original shows, headlined by Dodger, a prequel to Charles Dickens’ iconic novel Oliver Twist. The 10 x 45-minute family adventure is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and will follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin’s […]

NBCUIS president Jeff Wachtel exits company after 20 years

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)’s president Jeff Wachtel is stepping down and leaving the US media giant. London-based Wachtel has been with NBCU for almost 20 years and was appointed to his most recent role in 2018, with a remit that included heading up production, formats and partnerships around the world. He also oversaw NBCUIS prodcos, […]

Matchbox and Eureka are ‘Making It’ in Australia

NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Matchbox Pictures and Sydney-and-LA-based Eureka Productions have teamed up to co-produce an Australian version of competition format Making It for Network 10. Set to launch next year, Making It Australia will be the second international version of NBCUniversal’s format, following last year’s Finnish adaptation, bringing together some of the country’s most talented […]

NBC buys Canadian drama ‘Transplant’ as Covid-19 coping strategies continue

NBC has become the latest US broadcaster to acquire existing scripted product to avoid the production hiatus by striking a deal for Canadian medical drama Transplant. The 13-part show, which debuted in February on Canuck network CTV, centers on Dr. Bashir ‘Bash’ Hamed, a Syrian doctor who flees the country’s war to set up life […]

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