Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate; Topic takes ‘Catching A Killer’; Netflix Germany, Movistar Plus+ VRT pick up Van Gaal doc

Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has announced the key titles leading its MIPCOM slate this year, including scripted drama Last King Of The Cross. Helium Pictures’ 10 x 60-minute series stars Tim Roth and Lincoln Younes and charts the rise of a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no […]

Unscripted round-up: ‘The Musical Of Your Life’ lands in UK; Anchor sinks Errol Morris deal; Netflix spins-off ‘Bling Empire’

The Musical Of Your Life lands in UK All3Media-owned Objective Media Group has picked up remake rights to Belgian format, The Musical Of Your Life. The show will reproduced by Objective’s Triple Brew Media and marks the 10th production deal for the format since it was launched at MIPTV earlier this year. The format, which was created by Belgium’s […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How Netflix’s mobile strategy could pay off in developing markets

Omdia analysts Constantinos Papavassilopoulos, Jun Wen Woo and Juan D. Villegas explore why Netflix is looking to tap into mobile-first markets with ‘free’ access to some of its content. Developing markets are largely characterised by low broadband and high mobile penetration. Therefore, mobile operators play a greater role in internet connectivity in these markets, particularly as data and devices […]

Netflix orders Italian drama around adult star Rocco Siffredi

Netflix has commissioned Supersex, a new fact-based Italian original series about the life and career of pornographic actor Rocco Siffredi. Co-produced by Fremantle label The Apartment and Banijay firm Groenlandia, the seven-part series has begun shooting in Rome and will debut worldwide on the streamer in 2023. Supersex is inspired by the real life of […]

Blue Ant’s Beach House expands in India with ex-Netflix docs chief

Blue Ant Media’s Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has launched a new prodco with the former chief of Netflix’s documentary productions in Asia-Pacific, Raghav Khanna. Riverland Entertainment is based out of Mumbai and will partner with local Indian talent to create shows for global and Indian audiences, using Beach House’s network and its post-production facility, Space […]

Netflix settles lawsuit over ‘Bridgerton’ musical

Netflix has settled its lawsuit with the creators of a musical based on its hit series Bridgerton. The streaming leader launched legal action against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear in August after they took their trending social media idea for a Bridgerton musical to the stage at a sold-out Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The […]

Netflix ramps up anime, Korean & Indian drama via Tudum event

Netflix has unveiled new international content during its annual Tudum event, including dramas from Korea and India, as well as slew of anime shows. South Korea’s Studio Mir (Legend Of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender) will produce an anime adaptation of Korean webtoon Lookism, which will debut on 4 November. Lookism tells the story of a […]

Denmark faces $200m hit & industry ‘decimation’, as streamer stand-off persists

Denmark’s production industry is bracing itself for losses of up to €200m ($200m) as the stalemate over rights payments from streamers continues. The stand-off between streamers including Disney+, Viaplay, Amazon Prime Video, TV2 Play and Netflix, among others, has been ongoing since January, causing more than 50 titles to be stopped at either development or production […]

Netflix doubles down on dating with ‘Love On The Spectrum’ extended

US streamer Netflix is investing into dating with a flurry of renewals for its unscripted series, including Love On The Spectrum and The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On. Love On The Spectrum follows people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships, with Northern Pictures producing, while The Ultimatum: Marry or Move […]

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