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Exclusive: Facebook Watch on unscripted originals strategy & creative co-pros

Facebook Watch, the global social network’s VOD service, has shared details of its unscripted originals strategy, including “competitive” budgets and creative co-productions with lower investment. Since launching in 2017, the service has gone on to offer both short and long-form content, with unscripted titles including talk show Red Table Talk and reality series The Real […]

Sign up NOW for today’s TBI Talks with Facebook, Passion & Omdia!

Join TBI Talks: The London Screenings later today as we dive into Facebook’s originals strategy with Head of Unscripted Toby Faulkner and explore the potential of factual programming with Passion Distribution COO Nick Rees. Unscripted & factual programming has surged in popularity over recent years and in this session we are joined by renowned execs […]

UK distributor Passion launches ‘producer programming brief’

UK sales firm Passion Distribution has launched a new initiative to support producers and set out an unscripted programming “wish list” for IP owners. The ‘Producers Programming’ brief will see Passion share its latest market intelligence with prodcos, focused on the current needs of the international market. Passion said it wanted to expand opportunities for […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

Passion to shop Stone Age fact-ent series and format

UK-based Passion Distribution has acquired the format and series rights to factual entertainment show Surviving The Stone Age: Adventure To The Wild. The 3 x 60-minute series, which is produced by Renegade Pictures and Motion Content Group for UK broadcaster Channel 4, is set to premiere on 7 November. It follows a group of leading […]

TBI Roundtable: Deal makers

No other sector has had to adapt as quickly to the rapidly changing content market as distributors, but select boutique and mid-sized players have been among those to have retooled themselves fastest. TBI’s latest roundtable gathers some of the brightest UK-based distribution minds together to discuss the financing, commissioning, selling and marketing of content – […]

Passion snaps up ITV’s ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’

Passion Distribution has snapped up UK broadcaster ITV’s documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. Produced by ITN Productions and ITV News, a clip from the film went viral last week after showing Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle discussing the stress of new motherhood while being a tabloid target with journalist Tom Bradby. The full […]

N-TV acquires science and engineering shows from WildBear

German broadcaster N-TV has struck a three-show pre-sale deal with Australian factual producer WildBear Entertainment. How to Build a City (8 x 60 minutes) explores the engineering ingenuity behind major cities including Tokyo, Berlin or Sydney, while How Factories Changed the World (5 x 60 minutes) examines how mass production has radically changed our lives […]

Science Channel, More4 open up Passion and Pioneer’s ‘Superfactories’

Discovery’s US network Science Channel and More4 in the UK have picked up a docuseries about the world’s biggest, greenest and smartest factories, which was commissioned and fully funded by Passion Distribution. Secrets Of The Superfactories (8 x 60 minutes) has been produced by Pioneer Productions, a sister company to Tinopolis-owned Passion, and takes viewers […]

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