Raft of presales for French WW2 doc

A raft of international broadcasters have prebought World War II feature doc Surrender. The 1x90mins (or 2x45mins) film is produced by France’s Roche Productions and was commissioned by French commercial broadcaster TF1. French distributor Terranoa is selling it internationally and has shopped it to SRC in Canada, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, TV3 Catalunya, […]

SBS Discovery joins Nordisk Film & TV Fund

Norway’s second-largest commercial broadcaster SBS Discovery and its flagship channel TVNorge are joining the Nordisk Film & TV Fond (Fund). SBS Discovery’s Swedish network Kanal 5 has been part of the fund, which allocates capital to Scandinavian programmes and films, since 2008. The fund has a budget of around NOK90 million (US$12.7 million) for 2015 […]

Euro pubcasters back Icelandic crime series

German pubcaster ZDF and its commercial subsidiary will coproduce Icelandic crime drama Trapped, while five other European channels have pre-bought the show. Trapped comes from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, and is planned as a 10x60mins series for RUV. It follows the murder of an unidentified man in small town near an Icelandic fjord, which is […]

Liberty of London in pre-Cannes sales

DCD Rights’ doc series about a London department store has sold to broadcasters in Europe and Australasia. Liberty of London, which went out on Channel 4 in the UK, has gone to NRK in Norway, Viasat in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands, Foxtel in Australia and BBC Worldwide in New Zealand. Season […]

Disney Channel, pubcasters bag Winkler’s Zipzer

Four Disney Channel feeds and two European pubcasters are among buyers of Hank Zipzer, the live-action family comedy from Happy Days star Henry Winkler. The Walt Disney Company has acquired the 26x30mins show for its flagship channel in Spain, Italy, Benelux and Latin America, while SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, ABC in Australia and […]

Euro, Canuck nets Learn to Draw Minis

A pair of Canadian networks and three European channels have acquired an animated interstitial property from Norwegian kids TV company Earthtree Media. TV Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, PopTV in the UK, NRK in Norway and SVT in Sweden have all bought Learn to Draw Minis, a 104x1mins show featuring animated versions of cartoon […]

Fortitude pre-buyers revealed

Canal+ in France and TV2 in Denmark are among the pre-buyers of big-budget Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV drama Fortitude. The completed list also comprises SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Super Channel in Canada, NRK in Norway, RUV in Iceland, DBS in Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution […]

Newen lines up prebuyers for preschool show

Studio Hamburg, Turner Latin America and NRK Norway have signed on as prebuyers of upcoming preschool toon Polo. The 52x6mins series, based on the Bayard Edition Jeunesse book series, is being produced La Fabrique d’Images and Bayard Jeunesse Animation for French kids channel Piwi +. SVT Sweden is also on board the series as is […]

SVT Play added to Apple TV

Swedish on-demand service SVT Play is now available in the Scandinavian territory through the Apple TV platform. SVT play is one of two major on-demand brands Swedish pubcaster SVT offers viewers, and provides on-demand programming and live TV. It has now been added to the Apple TV streaming content bouquet. “We are constantly working to […]

Canal+, ABC visit BBC’s Happy Valley

French pay TV platform Canal+ and Australian pubcaster ABC are among buyers of the BBC’s acclaimed crime drama Happy Valley. Sweden’s SVT, Norway’s NRK, Finland’s YLE and New Zealand’s TVNZ have also acquired the six-part series, which BBC Worldwide distributes internationally. BBC director of television Danny Cohen recently singled the series out as a sign […]

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