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PBS & NENT Group pre-buy BBC drama ‘The Trick’ as Abacus takes sales rights

PBS in the US and the NENT Group have picked up the upcoming British drama The Trick, following deals with Abacus Media Rights. Amcomri Media Group-owned Abacus has acquired global distribution rights for the series (excluding the UK), which will debut on BBC One in October. It has struck pre-sale deals with PBS and the […]

Unscripted round-up: Red Arrow Int’l takes ‘Controlling Britney’ rights; Love Nature & WNET launch sardine doc; ‘Project Cupid’ strikes in Poland

Red Arrow Int’l takes ‘Controlling Britney’ rights Red Arrow Studios International has acquired global distribution rights to Controlling Britney Spears, a new feature length documentary containing new allegations about the pop icon’s daily life inside her much-scrutinised conservatorship. The documentary is a follow-up to previous doc Framing Britney Spears and was produced in partnership by […]

TBI Weekly: Delivering an alternative approach to the tragedy of 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approach, Lucie Ridout, executive producer at UK-based Arrow Pictures, reveals the behind-the-scenes challenges of bringing a fresh and representative exploration of the tragedy to screen.  The terror attacks on 9/11, the most shocking event in many people’s lifetimes, have led to many high-quality documentaries and, as […]

Sales round-up: SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights; Oz drama ‘RFDS’ flies worldwide

SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired exclusive AVOD rights to Czech crime thriller Rats, following a deal with distributor GoQuest Media. Produced by Heaven’s Gate, the 6 x 55-minute series is based on true stories and made in collaboration with the National Anti-Drug Centre (DEA) of the Czech Republic. The thriller was […]

Love Nature, PBS & Sky join for ‘Osprey’ special

Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature, PBS in the US and Sky Nature in the UK are preparing to air a forthcoming one-hour special about a pair of Osprey, which has recently wrapped production. Osprey (1 x 60 minutes, working title) follows a life-long couple as they reunite having traveled separately from South America to the US to raise […]

‘Sanditon’ revived by PBS & BritBox for two more seasons

British period drama Sanditon has been saved from cancellation, with the show recommissioned for a second and third season by PBS in the US and streaming service BritBox for the UK. The series was dropped by original UK commissioner ITV1, following its first 8 x 60-minute season, in 2019. The two new seasons will instead make […]

PBS, ARTE France & Channel 4 co-commission 9/11 anniversary doc from Arrow Pictures

PBS in the US, ARTE in France and Channel 4 in the UK have jointly commissioned London-based factual producer Arrow Pictures for a new feature-length documentary about the ongoing impact of the 9/11 terror attacks. The 1 x 120-minute Generation 9/11 will mark the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda-orchestrated terrorist attacks on the US on […]

Show of the Week: Professor T

Original Death In Paradise leading man Ben Miller returns to the detective genre with this new drama that tackles as many mental health issues as it does violent crimes. Miller plays the titular Professor Jasper Tempest – aka Professor T – a brilliant but unorthodox criminology teacher at England’s prestigious University of Cambridge, who is […]

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