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RTL extends ‘Sisi’ as Globoplay, Mediaset strike deals for Austrian drama

RTL Deutschland has ordered a second season of period drama Sisi ahead of its debut on the channel, while distributor Beta Film has struck sales across Lat Am and Europe. The six-hour series has been produced by Story House and tracks the life of Austrian Empress Elisabeth, who marries Emperor Franz but fights against the strict […]

HBO Max Lat Am & Canal+ Group among global deals for UK true crime drama ‘Deceit’

HBO Max and the Canal+ Group are among broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America to have acquired UK-based Story Films’ true crime drama Deceit. Having debuted on Channel 4 in the UK last month, the four-part series is being distributed by All3Media International, which has signed deals for the show with HBO Europe […]

Scripted round-up: Netflix buys Israel’s ‘Blackspace’; Hulu reboots ‘How I Met Your Mother’; Ovation adds ‘Frankie Drake’

Netflix buys Israel’s Blackspace Netflix has picked up rights around the world to Federation Entertainment’s Israeli drama Blackspace. The 8 x 60-minute psychological thriller is set in an Israeli high school and has been written by Anat Gafni and Sahar Shavit, with Drama Team and Federation producing for local network Reshet 13. It has now been acquired […]

NPO bites into ‘Sokkuri Sweets’ format for Netherlands

Dutch pubcaster NPO has ordered a local adaptation of Nippon TV’s Japanese gameshow format Sokkuri Sweets. Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is to develop and produce the series, under the title Showcolade, which will air in primetime on NPO1 from this coming Sunday, 18 April. The culinary format features celebrities trying to tell the […]

Acorn TV takes US, UK, Oz rights to Nordic drama ‘The Sommerdahl Murders’

Global streamer Acorn TV has joined France’s Mediawan and others in picking up rights to the first season of Nordic crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The 4 x 90-minute/8 x 45-minute drama is based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise and will be available on Acorn TV across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, […]

NPO revamps and rebrands on-demand service

Dutch public broadcasting organsiation NPO has revamped its on-demand service and rebranded it from Uitzending Gemist (Missed Broadcast) to NPO Start. NPO said that the new service is easier to use, with viewers able to create profiles so that they can create playlists and follow their favourite programmes on different devices. NPO Start users will […]

BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

ITV prepares to launch Talpa’s Cannonball

A UK version of Talpa Global’s physical gameshow format Cannonball is in the works for ITV. The deal marks ITV’s latest deal for a show from Talpa, the Dutch company it bought for an initial US$500 million in early 2015. Cannonball is a water-based physical gameshow in which contestants compete across crazy water-based challenges, such […]