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Exclusive: Rai, Asacha Media’s Stand By Me prep first Italian Covid-19 drama

Italian pubcaster Rai is preparing to air the first scripted series to be filmed and released during the Covid-19 pandemic, after linking up with Asacha Media Group’s prodco Stand By Me. A Coronavirus-themed special season of teen drama JAMS is in the works, which is being co-produced using new techniques to observe the new health […]

Netflix forges Fandango pact for Elena Ferrante novel, orders Swedish drama

Netflix has linked up with My Brilliant Friend producer Fandango to adapt another novel from author Elena Ferrante, while also ordering a drama about Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson. The streamer is working with Fandango to turn Ferrante’s novel The Lying Life Of Adults into a small screen series, following the book’s publication in Italy in […]

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 […]

Coronavirus hits events in Italy & Korea, Series Mania ‘monitors’ & MIPTV to refund

TV conferences and markets around the world are being postponed amid concerns over the spread of Coronavirus. Italian broadcaster Rai confirmed it was not moving ahead with Cartoons on the Bay, which had been due to take place in Pescara, Italy between 2-5 April. Organisers said that “in relation to the spread of the COVID-19 […]

Europe’s Alliance looks to Spain as it navigates different priorities

The fledgling Alliance of European public broadcasters is looking to get into business with Spain as it continues to become more established in the landscape.  Rai’s commissioner for international co-productions Michele Zatta has confirmed that the Alliance – a partnership formed last year between France Télévisions, Italy’s Rai and Germany’s ZDF to pool resources and […]

Rai asks for more ‘Ladies’ Paradise’

Rai Uno has ordered another 320 episodes of Ladies’ Paradise (Paradiso delle Signore) from Banijay Group’s Aurora TV. Set in 1950s Milan and centring around a clothing department store, the Ladies’ Paradise series was launched by Rai Uno in 2015 and broadcast in primetime for two 20×50-minute seasons, one night a week. The third season saw it turn into […]

AMC’s Sundance joins The Name Of The Rose co-production

Germany’s Tele München Group has announced that AMC Networks’ SundanceTV and Sundance Now are coming on board the recently announced adaptation of Umberto Eco’s The Name Of The Rose. Produced by 11 Marzo Film, Palomar and TMG, the limited series is already lined up to appear on RAI in Italy during 2019. Under the terms […]

TBI Weekly: Three moves that may chip at Netflix dominance

Moves to combat the Netflix-effect are high on the agenda for major broadcasters and networks this week. Three TV groups have laid out global streaming and content ambitions in the past seven days, including UK broadcasters BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, European broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF, and US-based Discovery. We found that the […]

France Télévisions, Rai, ZDF drama pact takes on Netflix

European public broadcasters France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF have unveiled the first projects to be developed under the rubric of an alliance announced yesterday at the Series Mania event in Lille to address the challenge posed by the likes of Netflix and other subscription video-on-demand providers. Earlier this week, France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte (pictured) […]

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