NPO1 in Netherlands orders ‘Elixer’, scripted co-pro from Topkapi, NTR & BNNVARRA

Dutch broadcaster NPO1 has commissioned Elixer, a new scripted drama about the pharmaceutical industry, from Banijay-owned label Topkapi, NTR and BNNVARRA. Distributed by Banijay Rights, the eight-part series will air on NPO1 in 2025, and is also bound for Nordic public broadcasters NRK, DR, SVT, RUV and Yle, as well as ZDF Germany and VRT […]

NTR lines up ‘Hepworth’ as Benelux buyers acquire from TVF

Benelux-based broadcaster NTR is among companies to have picked up programming from UK factual distributor TVF International. The deal includes Sequoia Films’ documentary Indian Space Dreams (1 x 52), which was filmed over five years and provides an insight into India’s space mission that operates out of Mumbai. Elsewhere, Avrotros acquired Unity House Productions’ doc […]

Sky Arts, Hulu, SBS acquire Margaret Atwood doc from Kew Media

Sky Arts in the UK, US streamer Hulu and SBS in Australia are among buyers of a documentary about Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel The Testaments. Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word is Power (1 x 92 minutes and 1 x 78 minutes) follows the famous […]

Endemol Shine’s NL Film gets Oscars nod

NL Film, the Endemol Shine-owned prodco behind TV drama Penoza, has had its latest feature selected as the Netherlands’ entry for the Academy Awards. The Dutch film institute, Eyefilm, selects one movie per year to be the country’s official entry for the Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars. NL Films’ Tonio has been selected, […]

Dutch TV Lab returns, goes online first

Dutch incubator initiative TV Lab has returned with a new design that sees each new formats launch online before broadcasting on pubcaster Ned 3. The project, which first launched five years ago as a way of exposing audiences to experimental new formats by allowing viewers to choose their favourites, is now offering viewers the chance […]

New French distributor launches with former M6 kids boss

France-based producer Superprod has launched an international sales division, Superights. Morgann Favennec has been hired as deputy managing director and will head up sales and acquisitions activity at the new distributor. She joins from RTL-owned French commercial broadcaster M6 where she was head of kids programming. Prior to that she held roles at Jetix, Disney […]

MIPTV News: Noble Savage playing Mind Games in Cannes

Noble Savage, the formats company run by former Sony exec Fraser Small, is launching a Dutch-originated quiz/entertainment format, Mind Games, at MIPTV. A second season of the show has been ordered by Nederland 2 and the Dutch public broadcaster will play the new episodes in a Friday primetime slot after the debut series performed well. […]