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TVF extends co-pro pact with Tokyovision, sells to NHK and Animal Planet

Factual distributor TVF International has struck a raft of sales with Japanese broadcasters and agreed a new co-production arrangement with Tokyovision. Pubcaster NHK secured Indian Space Dreams for its Dramatic Planet slot, which airs on NHK’s Educational channel and is from Sequoia and Spring Films. The show features exclusive behind-the-scenes access to India’s first space […]

Blue Ant scores Japanese sales with NHK, FNG Japan

Japanese public broadcaster NHK has swooped for Blue Ant International’s blue chip natural history doc Turtle Beach. The deal is among a slate of licensing and renewal agreements struck with NHK as well as cable and satellite network Fox Networks Group Japan. NHK has licensed three new titles including Turtle Beach (1 x 60 minutes; […]

Discovery, NHK acquire from TVF’s expanded APAC team

Discovery Asia and NHK in Japan are among broadcasters to have picked up programming from TVF International’s recently bolstered Asia-Pacific sales team. Discovery Asia acquired pan-Asia rights to Chef Exchange (10 x 30 minutes), Singapore on Film (2 x 60 minutes) and Beach House Pictures’ access-driven two-parter Raffles: Remaking an Icon (2 x 60 minutes). […]

ZED, CuriosityStream reveal ‘Prehistoric Worlds’

French independent producer/distributor ZED has revealed a first look at Prehistoric Worlds, its 90-minute special that is being coproduced with US SVOD CuriosityStream, France 5 and NHK in Japan. The show will feature CGI and virtual effects that are designed to recreate the animal and plant worlds that lived at that time, with the show […]

Japan’s NHK acquires UK kids show ‘The Worst Witch’

Japanese broadcaster NHK has struck a deal with ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) for UK children’s live-action show The Worst Witch. NHK, which will dub the series using a cast of local Japanese actors, has acquired the first two seasons for its educational network E-Tele Channel. The series is based on the eponymous children’s fictional works by […]

BBC’s ‘The Planet’ lands in Japan, US

The series, which finished airing on BBC2 in the UK this week, is fronted by Brian Cox and uses new production techniques and visual effects to explore Earth’s nearest planetary neighbours. It’s produced by BBCS’s Science Unit and has been acquired by ABC in Australia, France5, VRT in Belgium and ZDF Info in Germany. Russia’s […]

ITVS GE, NHK tie up for blue chip doc ‘Wild Tokyo’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered up with Japanese pubcaster NHK on the production of 4K blue chip natural history programme Wild Tokyo. The 1 x 60-minute doc is set to launch in the lead up to the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. It is co-produced via ITV Studios-owned factual producer Oxford Scientific Films. From […]

NHK to adapt ‘Secret Life of Four Year Olds’

Japanese broadcaster NHK is to adapt The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds for its free-to-air general channel.  Banijay Rights has sold rights to the show to NHK Enterprises, which is producing RDF’s award-winning format in Tokyo. The deal was struck by Samia Moktar, sales manager at Banijay Rights. Local versions of the format have been produced in France, […]

Japan’s NHK orders feature doc from Icon Films

UK prodco Icon Films and Botswana’s Natural History Film Unit are set to deliver a feature length doc exploring the Okavango Delta for broadcast on Japan’s NHK. Using the latest filming technology veteran natural history filmmaker Brad Bestelink, and his team at Natural History Film Unit, will film over a full seasonal cycle on the Delta, revealing the story […]

TBI Weekly: The Future is Factual – The Top Unscripted Trends of 2018

Weeks after unveiling its long-gestating, multi-million-dollar collaboration with David Attenborough, Netflix made another strong statement in the factual space at this week’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) where new recruit Sara Edelson – Los Angeles-based manager for original docs – eschewed the SVOD’s low profile strategy at markets, and met delegates out […]

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