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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 […]

Buyers queue up for Grizzy and the Lemmings

The first free TV sales of French CGI toon Grizzy and the Lemmings have been completed, with a raft of European broadcasters coming on board the Hari International show. Super RTL in Germany, VRT in Belgium, NPO in the Netherlands, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, RUV in Iceland and Puls TV in Poland have […]

Youfone launching TV service in the Netherlands

Dutch SIM-only mobile operator Youfone is planning to launch a new IP-delivered TV service in partnership with phone manufacturer Huawei. According to local reports, Youfone will launch its service by April next year, offering live TV channels, VOD, apps and games, with a basic package priced at €10 (US$12). The basic package will include about […]

Dutch net first to taste Bake-Off companion

Dutch pubcaster NPO has become the first broadcaster outside the UK to order a remake of The Great Bake Off companion series An Extra Slice. The remake will be known as Smaakt Naar Meer and sit alongside the local version of Bake Off, Heel Holland Bakt, debuting on September 7. The format is a studio […]