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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 […]

Sales round-up: Sky Vision sells Arabia, SBS Food’s Gusto deal, Passion’s CEE deals

Discovery Asia-Pac acquires Arabia Discovery Networks in Asia Pacific has picked up rights to a show following explorer Levison Wood’s latest travels from Sky Vision. Arabia with Levison Wood (pictured) is produced by Wood’s production company, Blackmane Media, and has been co-funded by Sky Vision, which acquired international distribution rights from Blackmane’s agent, Wolfsong Media. […]

Sales round-up: Fremantle seals Balkans deals; Passion lands ‘Moon’ sales

Fremantle sells ‘Jamie Oliver’ and ‘Got Talent’ into Balkans Fremantle has struck two deals across the Balkans, teaming up with Fox Networks Group Bulgaria and United Media to bring multiple Jamie Oliver series and its Got Talent juggernaut to the region. Under the deal, FNG Bulgaria will air a range of Jamie Oliver content on […]

Passion’s Rees appointed COO of Tinopolis Factual

Nick Rees has been promoted to chief operating officer of factual and distribution at Welsh-based mega indie Tinopolis. Currently serving as managing director of Passion Distribution, Rees’ newly created role will see him handle all commercial aspects of the business, maximising the indies’ IP and enhancing collaboration between production and distribution across the group. Prior […]

TBI Weekly: Formats thrive in purple patch post-MIPTV

The formats market has struck a purple patch a month on from MIPTV, with the past fortnight seeing a string of deals for scripted and non-scripted shows. The deals, listed in full below, have seen fact ent titles such as The Great Bake Off travel to Thailand, Family Food Fight being remade in Mexico, Catch […]

UK Screenings: Diversity is key for Passion projects

An eclectic slate of thought-provoking and entertaining content will lead the way for the Passion Distribution Showcase, held once again at London landmark The Ivy. Passion will open its doors to 80 buyers for the fifth year straight, providing an opportunity to “entertain and inform” clients of its upcoming slate ahead of MIPTV, according to […]

Passion hires Fremantle exec as head of acquisitions

Passion Distribution has hired FremantleMedia International’s (FMI) Sean Wheatley as head of acquisitions. Wheatley will spearhead the company’s content acquisition activity, working closely with Passion’s production partners – both independent producers and the Tinopolis group companies. He takes up the role this Spring. He reports to Passion’s CEO Emmanuelle Namiech. As part of his remit, […]

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