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New German VOD net buys NRK drama

A new German VOD platform, Canal+’s SVOD service in France and Channel 4’s Walter Presents have bought an NRK drama about three young women struggling to live adult lives. The deals are the first three distributor About Premium Content has secured for Nordic drama Young and Promising, and highlight the growing buying status of on-demand […]

Nebout’s indie developing Swedish thriller for TV

Patrick Nebout’s Dramacorp is developing Swedish novelist Jan Guilou’s Hamilton books for television. Hamilton will be a coproduction of Sweden-based Dramacorp and Swedish IP rights company IRLC. Mia Sohlman, who joined Dramacorp recently, with executive produce with Nebout. This marks one of the first major projects Dramacorp has entered into after launching in April as […]

Discovery Norway hires ex-NRK digital chief

Discovery Networks Norway has hired the head of new media at pubcaster NRK to take on a new digital and business development role. Sindre Østgård (pictured) has been named VP, digital products and business development for Discovery Networks International’s Norway-based arm. He will, however, be responsible for new business in both Norway and Sweden, and […]

Netflix enters CNN’s Race For the White House

Netflix, DR and Foxtel are among international buyers of a CNN original docuseries about famous US presidential races. Race For the White House is a 6x60mins series from prodcos Raw and Trigger Street Productions, and comes as America gears up for the battle between Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican firebrand Donald Trump to lead […]

Televisa SVOD net takes Imira package

Televisa’s Latin American SVOD service, Blim, has bought eight children’s series from Spanish distributor Imira Entertainment. The deal hands the platform the Imira-produced Lucky Fred (pictured), Lola & Virginia, Sandra the Fairytale Detective, Aurora World’s Yoohoo & Friends, SpeedRacer Next Generation from Imira parent Toonz Entertainment, Zodiak Kids’ Martin Mystery, Xilam’s A Kind of Magic, […]

DRG binds with Screen Glue in first-look deal

Britain-based distributor DRG has scored first-look rights to shows from UK-based producer Screen Glue, TBI has learned. DRG will become the sole distributor of all Screen Glue shows going forwards, will help fund development, and will invest in original unscripted content and new formats. Former Wide-Eyed Entertainment and Impossible Pictures exec Jasper James created Screen […]

RTÉ, NRK pitch winner is Bucking the Trend

The national broadcasters of Ireland and Norway have handed Dublin-based Sideline Productions €10,000 (US$11,275) after it won a formats pitching competition. RTÉ and NRK have handed over the cash so Sideline can create a pilot of new problem family-focused format Bucking the Trend for the Irish and Norwegian markets after a “closely fought contest”. The […]

Norwegian format given life at Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a local version of Norwegian format Born On following a deal with distributor DRG. Each episode of the 4x60mins series will see three disparate individuals, one a celebrity, whose only link is being born on the same day reveal how their lives have travelled in very different directions. The […]

Formats Ireland

Ireland is emerging as a solid format creating hotspot, as its small local market forces producers to think internationally, TBI reports. Ask Irish producers what the most significant development in formats has been of recent years and the answer is almost invariably the same: RTÉ’s Format Farm. The initiative launched in 2012 in order to […]

Formats remain in focus as DRG drops label

DRG has discontinued its DRG Formats label, but the Nice Entertainment Group distributor remains a player in the remakes genre as a batch of new international deals demonstrate. DRG’s finished and format catalogues were merged into one at MIPCOM in October, and a spokesperson today confirmed to TBI the DRG Formats moniker had been dropped. […]