Exotic drama slate for Eccho

Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights is taking varied slate of new drama to MIPCOM. The firm has closed deals for Turkish, Latin American and Korean formats to expand its catalogue ahead of the market. From Turkish producer Ay Yapim, which was part of Eccho’s former sister firm, Sparks Network, comes Fox Turkey’s Wings of Love (Bana […]

DirecTV Lat Am welcomes Last Panthers

Pay TV provider DirecTV Latin America has acquired six-part crime series The Last Panthers. The Sky Atlantic and Canal+ drama will launch regionally on the platform today. The show, from the UK’s Warp Films and France’s Haut et Court Television, follows a gang of daring diamond thieves who are drawn into a collision with a […]

DirecTV completes Spotless deal

DirecTV has bought one-hour drama Spotless for Latin American pay TV. The series will air on DirecTV’s OnDirecTV channel. “OnDirecTV, our exclusive entertainment channel, has become a top performing channel among our subscribers by showcasing the very best in international premium series,” said Willard Tressel, OnDirecTV’s general manager. “Spotless nicely fits our channel vision with a winning combination of […]

ITV sells Mr Selfridge to BBC in Africa and NBC in Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold drama series Mr Selfridge to new partners in Europe and Africa. BBC Worldwide has picked up rights to the show, which tells the story of the creation of the London store, for its BBC Entertainment channel in Africa. NBCUniversal has also bought the drama for female-skewing channel Diva Universal […]

First Latin America launches for Sundance channel

Sundance Channel has inked a deal with DirecTV Latin America, giving it carriage across seven territories in the region for the first time. Sundance Channel Global, the international unit of US-listed channels group AMC Networks, said that it will seek distribution deals with other pay TV operators into Latin America following the DirecTV launch in […]