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Scandi pubcasters buy Universum docs

Public broadcasters in Scandinavia have bought documentary programming from Austria’s ORF. DR in Denmark took a selection of Universum-branded docs, including Africa’s Wild West and Wild Venice, which has been a big seller for ORF Enterprises, ORF’s commercial arm. DR and Sweden’s SVT have also committed to ORF’s next 4K two-parter The Canary Islands, which […]

ABC adapting Austrian hour-long

Broadcast network ABC is adapting an Austrian comedy, Braunschlag, for the US market. The deal is a script commitment with a significant penalty attached – meaning ABC will have to pay out if it does move forwards with the project. This is the second pilot from the commercial arm of Austrian pubcaster ORF, ORF Enteprises, […]

Euro nets buys ORF docs, crime series

Pubcaster France 5 is among buyers of documentary and crime programming from Austria’s ORF. The France Télévisions channel has bought several docs, including Nock – Mountains at Heaven’s Door. Switzerland’s RTS also acquired doc programming from ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of pubcaster ORF. Meanwhile, Romania’s RCS-RDS bought a 200-hour package, while SRF – which […]

CEE Euro nets tread The Road to War

Broadcasters across central and eastern Europe have acquired World War I documentary The Road to War from Austria’s ORF Enterprises. Russia’s Channel One, Slovakia’s STV, CYBC and LTV in Cyprus, MTVA in Hungary, Poland’s TVP and Estonia’s ERR have all bought the 1x50mins doc following NATPE Europe in Prague this week. The doc (pictured) is […]

News brief: ORF Universum launches industry-aimed site

The doc arm of ORF Enterprises, ORF Universum, is launching an industry-focused information website for buyers, sellers and producers. Universum is billing the site as a “fully-featured” tool that will assist channels coproducing content with ORF, commissioners, financiers and sponsors. It will also feature upcoming Universum projects, market trends and camera techniques. ORF Enterprises is […]

ORF seals German Screenings deals

ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Austrian pubcaster, has announced a raft of documentary sales in the wake of the 38th German Screenings, which took place in Vienna, Austria, this week. From its respected Universum factual strand Secrets of Bumblebees was acquired by Italian pubcaster Rai and its Polish, Swedish and Slovenian counterparts TVP […]

Austria’s ORF sells crime and Universum docs at MIPCOM

ORF Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has inked a raft of MIPCOM deals for its crime and for its documentary programming. It has sold its drama series Four Women and a Funeral to cable channels run by Fox and Sony. Sony’s AXN has acquired the crime drama for its AXN channel […]