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HBO remaking Scandi drama in Europe

HBO Europe is making two local versions of Nordic Noir hit Mammon. The European arm of the Time Warner-owned US cable giant confirmed to local press a Czech adaptation of the series had been ordered and has just entered production. TBI understands a second regional adaptation has also been greenlit for HBO Europe’s Polish service. […]

BBC Four embraces slow TV

UK public service arts and culture channel BBC Four is embarking on a season of slow TV, the real-time TV phenomenon that was started by Norwegian pubcaster NRK. The BBC Four slow TV season will comprise three voiceover-free slow series. Three-part half-hour series Make will be produced in-house and follow traditional craftsman as they make […]

Scandi nets travel to Deutschland 83

Five north European channels have prebought buzzy German Cold War drama Deutschland 83. SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland have all joined the US’s SundanceTV in acquiring the RTL series. FremantleMedia International has global sales rights and has been heavily touting it in recent months. […]

German net joins BBC’s Hunt

Germany’s NDR Naturfilm has become a coproduction partner on the BBC’s new Alastair Fothergill natural history documentary series, The Hunt. The BBC programme, which is launching at the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool this week, is now a copro between Silverback Films Production, NDR, BBC commercial arm BBCWW and US cable net BBC America. In Germany, […]

Sky, Scandi nets join Attenborough’s Conquest

Sky’s Italian business and a pair of Scandinavian pubcasters have acquired David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies from the UK’s Atantic Productions. Following the deals, the 3x60mins doc series, which looks at the beauty and science of flight, will air on Italian pay TV and on NRK in Norway and SVT in Sweden. ABC in Australia […]

Buyers embark on Indian Summers ahead of UK TX

A raft of international broadcasters have picked up big-budget UK drama Indian Summers ahead of its launch on Channel 4 in the UK this weekend. All3Media-backed New Pictures made the series for UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and US pubcaster PBS. It debuts on Channel 4 this Sunday in a 9pm slot. All3Media International is […]

Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

Nordic fund invests in TV4 drama copro

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has invested NOK2 million (US$260,000) in a Swedish drama coproduction that TBI first reported on last year. Modus Operandi (aka Vik/Stubø) comes from FremantleMedia-owned Scandinavian scripted prodco Miso Films, and is based on crime novels from Anne Holt. Miso coproduces with TV4 and German prodco Nadcon. TBI first reported news […]

$1.5m presales for Zed’s Annihilation

A doc series that sheds new light on the rise of Hitler has secured US$1.5 million in presales from a variety of broadcasters. Annihilation will broadcast throughout the world in January to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners at Nazi war camps following deals with distributor Zed. Those attached are France […]

New Witnesses come forwards in Europe

More channel groups in Europe have acquired French drama Witnesses from Newen Distribution. Following a recent deal with Channel 4 in the UK, Newen has sold the show to Belgium’s RTBF, Telenet and VRT in the territory’s various language regions; Norway’s NRK2; and Germany’s RTL Crime. Newen says the series represents just the second time […]

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