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Fremantle strikes unprecedented China deal for ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Chinese streaming giants iQiyi, Alibaba-owned Youku and Tencent Video have all bought the second season of Italian-language drama My Brilliant Friend, marking the first time the three operators have acquired a non-English language European drama at the same time. My Brilliant Friend: The Story Of A New Name will launch to an audience of more […]

Slate round-up: Rai reveals virtual offerings; TVF unveils Covid-19-driven shows

Rai rides Piaggio onto virtual portal Rai Com, the distribution division of Italian pubcaster Rai, has launched an array of programming via its virtual sales platform including TV movie Piaggio and crime series Il Commissario Ricciardi. Virtual screenings of the new lineup, which had been scheduled to be rolled out at MIPTV, are currently available […]

MIPCOM slates – Rai Com & Mediapro

Rai Com The latest titles from Italian distributor Rai Com includes new episodes of the evergreen Detective Montalbano and new Manetti Bros. series Inspector Coliandro (pictured). There will also be second seasons of crime drama Close Murders and The Ladies’ Paradise, the latter of which is set during the 1950s Italian economic miracle that followed […]

Drama, Italian style

Italy has emerged from the doldrums to become a leading European drama producer in recent years, largely down to investment from the pay TV sector. New developments look set to take things a step further, reports Jesse Whittock. The idea that Italy would give birth what is set to be one of the biggest international […]

Italian drama sells in Cannes

Several broadcasters bought Italian crime series The Young Montalbano in Cannes last week. The cop series is distributed by RAI Com, the programme sales arm of Italian pubcaster RAI. The BBC picked up the new season of the show for the UK, NHK took it for Japan and RAI Com said it was close to […]

Rai Com creates buzz around Italiana

The commercial division of Italian pubcaster Rai is in Cannes launching a magazine series based on an opinion-forming Italian culture magazine. Rai Com’s Italiana TV Magazine will run to 28 episodes of 25 minutes, with each looking at different parts of Italian culture such as food, art, architecture, fashion and design. The series is based […]

Rai Com scoops journalist miniseries drama

Rai Com, the international sales arm of Italian pubcaster Rai, is taking a scripted miniseries about trail-blazing journalist Oriana Fallaci to Cannes. Oriana stars Vittoria Puccini as Fallaci, a 20th century journalist famed in Italy for her interviews with world leaders and coverage of war and revolution. Rai Com will also offer new seasons of […]

The public purse

Public broadcasters around the world are squeezed tighter than ever in today’s post global recession marketplace. Can their commercial divisions ease the burden, asks Jesse Whittock A quick Google search on public service broadcasters returns worrying results such as “EBU concerned over Portuguese broadcasting budget cuts”, “Concerns over plans to dismantle Israeli public broadcaster” and […]

Rai’s new sales division plans Cannes debut

The new commercial division of Italian pubcaster Rai is coming to Cannes with a slate of new shows and unreleased episodes from returners. Rai Com has replaced Rai Trade, and will debut internationally at MIPCOM. The division will be in Cannes selling new shows including the 6x100mins mafia drama Palermo Drug Squad, director Gabriele Salvatores’ […]