BBC’s Musketeers swashbuckles into new territories

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired BBC drama swashbuckler Musketeers. The show launched this year on BBC One in the UK and is distributed by the pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. It has shopped the ten-part series to German public broadcaster ARD and its Norwegian equivalent NRK. Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 has also bought […]

NRK goes back in time with reality format

Norwegian pubcaster NRK has commissioned a series in which contestants will experience city life as it was in Bergen in 1764. Anno is being billed as a “major new programme initiative for the whole family” from NRK’s development team. MTG-owned Strix is the lead producer, with NRK as minority coproducer. The show will see people […]

SBS and Foxtel make new acquisitions

SBS in Norway and Foxtel in Australia have acquired My Dream Derelict Home from DCD Rights, amongst a raft of deals for the UK-based distributor ahead of NATPE. SBS also bought Nick Knowles’ Original Features along with Australia’s Seven Network and New Zealand’s Choice TV, while Foxtel joined Norway’s NRK in acquiring Liberty of London […]

Channel 4 buys Norwegian political drama

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired Mammon, a political drama from Norwegian pubcaster NRK. The deal comes after the British channel had success with another foreign-language series, French drama Les Revenants, last year. Nordic World has closed further deals for the 6x60mins Mammon in the Nordic territories, as well as Beta Films picking up rights […]

Globosat buys eight-film Java package

Brazilian satnet has acquired an eight-title package with Paris-based documentary distributor Java Films. The deal includes on presale for the upcoming doc Global Gay and comprises Kidnapped by North Korea, GPS A Global War, Speed: In Search of Lost Time, Erebus: Operation Overdue, Mum Please Stop it: When Mothers Abuse Their Children, High Five and […]

NRK buys BBC period drama

Norwegian public broadcaster NRK has acquired BBC period drama Death Comes to Pemberley. The broadcaster plans to run the upcoming three-part series, which is based on a novel by crime writer PD James and is set tin the same world as Pride and Prejudice. NRK revealed the acquisition in its Christmas programming line-up, which was […]

Norwegian format Slow TV set for US remake

US producer LMNO has acquired Stateside remake rights to Slow TV, a format from Norway in which a ship’s journey along the coast was transmitted non-stop for 134 hours on the nation’s public broadcaster. Slow TV first broadcast on NRK in 2011 to strong ratings and was subsequently acquired by UK-based sales house DRG as […]

Norwegian drama set for US remake, Fox, Chernin attached

A scripted format from Norwegian pubcaster NRK is heading in to the States, with Peter Chernin and 20th Century Fox Television attached to the remake. Mammon is billed as a “tense thriller that sets brother against brother in the world of politics, media and finance”. Its distributor DRG has sold the format to Fox’s production […]

The War Report

With the 100th anniversary of the most terrible conflict in world history coming in 2014, Jesse Whittock identifies the projects and producers that will shape World War I in the minds of a new generation of TV viewers. War programming has the unique power to shock, appall and intrigue in equal measures, hence its enduring […]

Format deals for The Ultimate Entertainer

Nordic World’s shiny floor format The Ultimate Entertainer will be remade in Georgia and Armenia having successfully been reversioned for the Russian market. The show was created by Monster Formats, part of the Nice Group, and was originally made for NRK in Norway. Local versions will now be made by GPB in Georgia and Armenia […]