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Japan’s NHK latest to take ‘Emergency Call’ from Lineup

Japanese public broadcaster NHK is preparing to air a local version of Lineup Industries’ documentary format Emergency Call, marking its second show from the Dutch firm. The Japanese version will broadcast on NHK in January and is based on the De Chinezen show, which was created for Belgium broadcaster VRT Eén. The format follows the […]

Acorn TV returns to ‘Whitstable Pearl’, as first season sells globally

AMC Networks’ streamer Acorn TV has ordered a second season of UK crime drama Whitstable Pearl, while the first run has been picked up by broadcasters in Italy, Japan and across Africa. The show, from Cineflix-backed UK producer Buccaneer Media, is based on Julie Wassmer’s novels The Whitstable Pearl Mysteries and will again explore the […]

France TV, Yandex & Movistar+ among buyers of ‘Universe’ and ‘The Mating Game’

France Télévisions, Yandex in Russia and Movistar+ in Spain are among buyers of BBC Studios (BBCS) science series Universe and natural history show The Mating Game. Universe, from BBCS Science Unit, reveals awe-inspiring wonders from space and recreates dramatic moments that defined Earth’s destiny using CGI imagery and archival footage. Pre-sale deals have been struck […]

News round-up: Belgium’s VTM embraces ‘The Traitors’; Bomanbridge sells Afghan doc; NHK unveils Hideaki Anno profile

Belgium’s VTM embraces ‘The Traitors’ Belgian broadcaster VTM has ordered a local version of Idtv reality entertainment format The Traitors. The deal marks distributor All3Media International’s first format licence agreement for the show, whose original version was produced by Idtv and All3Media, and debuted under the local title De Verraders on RTL4 in the Netherlands last […]

Commission round-up: Acorn TV & TVNZ order vineyard drama; Talpa’s ‘Marble Mania’ rolls into Germany; NHK reveals 8K Westside Story; ITV gets walking

Acorn TV & TVNZ reveal romcom order AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and TVNZ have joined up to co-commission a New Zealand romantic comedy. Under The Vines is being produced by Libertine Pictures and EQ Media Group, and has been created and co-written by Erin White. The six-part series stars Rebecca Gibney (Wanted) and Charles Edwards (The […]

News round-up: David Olusoga to give Edinburgh TV Festival keynote; Bambu launches on Xumo; NHK releases international wildlife co-pro projects

Historian Olusoga to deliver Edinburgh TV Festival keynote speech British-Nigerian historian and broadcaster David Olusoga will deliver the keynote speech at the Edinburgh TV Festival, The MacTaggart Lecture, next month. Known for presenting shows including A House Through Time, Black And British: A Forgotten History and Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, Olusoga is a professor of public […]

News round-up: Salto gets ‘Happily Married’; TVG seeks another ‘Wife Swap’; NHK 8K picks up ‘Wife Of A Spy’ and more…

Salto gets ‘Happily Married’ New French streaming platform Salto has picked up dark comedy drama series Happily Married (C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) as one of its first programme acquisitions. The 10-part first season was produced by Montreal-based Productions Casablanca for Radio-Canada Télé and Tou.Tv Extra. Set in the 1970s, it recounts the “almost true” story […]

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