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Globosat, DR among buyers of SVT’s Avicii doc

Globosat in Brazil and Danish pubcaster DR have acquired a doc about Scandinavian superstar DJ Avicii from the sales arm of Swedish pubcaster SVT. Avicii on Tour (trailer screenshot above) has also sold to Scotland’s MacTV, the Netherlands’ VPRO and Belgium’s Medialaan, which is the parent of Flemish-speaking channel VTM, an SVT rep told TBI. […]

Buyers descend on Scandinavian Screenings

More than 80 international buyers have this week travelled to Denmark to check out the latest wares of Scandinavian producers and broadcasters, according to the Nordisk Film & TV Fund. The three-day 2014 Scandinavian Screenings began in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Wednesday (June 4) at pubcaster DR’s headquarters. Around 130 documentaries, dramas, children’s series […]

Trio of Scandi format deals for ITV Studios

The Nordic division of ITV Studios has sealed three format deals with broadcasters in the region. In Finland, YLE has ordered a local version of The Big Reunion that will run to eight parts and a 90-minute special. The show reunites former pop bands and puts them into training before they go back on stage […]

Broadcasters probe United States of Secrets

Eleven broadcasters have acquired new Frontline series United States of Secrets from PBS International. ZDF in Germany, SBS (Australia), NHK (Japan), NRK (Norway), RDI (Canada), Al Arabiya/MBC (Middle East), TVI (Portugal), TVN (Poland), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark) and PBS America have all bought the two-part show. The series looks into the US government’s surveillance programme, […]

DRG pens scripted deal with NRK

UK-based distributor DRG has expanded its relationship with NRK by securing exclusive first-look rights to the Norwegian public broadcaster’s entire scripted output. The deal comprises finished programmes and formats. DRG already distributes NRK’s unscripted formats. Under terms of the new deal, DRG has taken international rights to scripted format Eyewitness, which is billed as a […]

DRG launches dedicated formats division

UK-based distributor DRG is launching a dedicated formats business that will tap into the resources of the new Nice Entertainment Group it now sits within. DRG Formats will be lead by DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson (left) and also include the newly promoted Albertina Marfil, experienced formats vendor Jennifer Harrington and a […]

News brief: Global sales for new Jungle Bunch series

Broadcasters in Europe, the Middle East and North America have bought Tat Productions and Master Films animated kids series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue! The show was commissioned by France Télévisions. It is distributed by PGS Entertainment, which has shopped it to broadcasters including Cartoon Network in Germany (where Super RTL has already taken […]

BBC crafts swathe of format deals for Sewing Bee

BBC Worldwide has agreed deals for local versions of its Sewing Bee format in France, Norway and Sweden. David Weiland, Worldwide’s executive VP, Western Europe, told TBI about the deals from the ongoing BBC Showcase event in Liverpool. The fact-ent format, which was created by Bake Off producer Love Productions, has also been optioned Italy, […]

News brief: The Returned goes back to Scandinavia

A trio of Scandinavian broadcasters has bought French paranormal drama The Returned (Les Revenants) from distributor Zodiak Rights. Public channels YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway and Icelandic national broadcaster RUV have acquired the Haut et Court TV-produced show. This comes after Swedish pubcaster SVT became one of the first international channels to acquire the […]

ITV shops magic and wedding series

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has agreed deals for its factual titles with broadcasters around the world. Hidden camera magic series Tricked has been bought by TV4 in Sweden, NRK in Norway, Nelonen in Finland and Discovery in Western Europe, Italy and Spain. Discovery has also taken several other fact-ent series from ITV Studios. It has […]