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Buyers in China, NZ & Japan among 1,000 hours of ITV Studio sales at ATF

Buyers in China, New Zealand and Japan are among those to have picked up more than 1,000 hours of programming from ITV Studios, as the Asia TV Forum moves into its second day. Pumpkin Film in China, Now TV in Hong Kong and TVNZ in New Zealand have taken rights to Nolly, the three-part drama […]

NHK, Asharq News & Now TV strike Espresso factual deals

Japanese pubcaster NHK, MENA broadcaster Asharq News and Hong Kong’s Now TV have each struck deals for new factual programming from UK distributor Espresso Media International. NHK has acquired On Broadway (1 x 52-minutes), the Oren Jacoby directed film in which stars of the stage and screen, including Helen Mirren and Hugh Jackman, go behind […]

Sales round-up: BBC goes ‘Searching For Italy’; ITV makes double reorder for ‘The Masked Singer’; Now TV & Discovery+ in slew of  ‘Anti-Vax’ doc deals

BBC goes ‘Searching For Italy’ UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired CNN Original travelogue series Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy. The six-part series will launch on BBC Two and VOD service BBC iPlayer on 27 February, following the actor as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines. […]

Africa’s Universal TV & Hong Kong’s Now TV snags ‘Leverage: Redemption’

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) and Now TV in Hong Kong have acquired rights to Electric Entertainment’s drama, Leverage: Redemption. NBCUIN has taken linear and SVOD rights to the show for its Universal TV service in Africa, while Now TV in Hong Kong has acquired SVOD rights for its new subscription streaming service, Now Studio. The […]

Mola TV, SBS, TVNZ ink Keshet drama deals

Broadcasters and streamers across Asia, Australia and New Zealand have picked up a raft of scripted series following deals with distributor Keshet International. Mola TV has acquired several shows for its Indonesian OTT and pay-TV service, including the first sale for Emmay Entertainment’s Bandi Yuddh Ke (aka Prisoners Of War India). The 110 x 30-minute […]

UK’s BT preps flexible pay-TV packages to compete with streamers

UK telco BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages in a bid to disrupt the country’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages, which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons […]

Britbox adds Amazon, Now TV execs to UK management team

BBC and ITV-backed streamer BritBox has unveiled its senior management team ahead of the UK-focused service’s launch later this year, with new additions including a former Amazon exec. The team is led by the previously announced Reemah Sakaan who has expanded her BritBox US and CA role to become group director of SVOD at ITV. […]

HBO readies two-hour ‘Game Of Thrones’ documentary

HBO is readying a two-hour documentary that goes behind the scenes on the final series of Game Of Thrones.  The WarnerMedia-owned channel released a 70-second trailer for the doc on Monday (13 May), teasing an air date of 26 May — a week on from next Sunday’s highly anticipated series finale. The 115-minute film — whose […]

BBC box sets head to Sky, Now TV

Sky and BBC Studios have struck a deal to bring a list of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and Now TV. From April, Sky subscribers will be able to binge on “hundreds of hours” of BBC content including classic series such as The Vicar of Dibley, Only Fools and Horses, The Royale […]

Sky UK among buyers of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed its high rating cop series 9-1-1 in over 100 countries, including to Sky Living and Now TV in the UK and Ireland. Since its debut this January in the US, 9-1-1 has become the best-rated scripted series on Fox, according to the company. The series, created by Ryan […]

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