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Grandpas Over Flowers set for Turkey remake

South Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is being remade in Turkey for Show TV. The series, which NBC has rebooted as Better Late Than Never in the US, has completed shooting in Turkey ahead of its debut on Show. Bloom Media has overseen production after Show closed a deal with Sera Film, which represents programmes […]

Worldwide touts drama sales ahead of Showcase

BBC Worldwide has shopped several of its drama series to buyers, including SS-GB to RTL in Germany and War and Peace to an SVOD service in Russia. SS-GB, which was a key title at Showcase last year, launched on BBC One last night in the UK. The alternative history drama has been acquired by RTL Pay, […]

Grandpas Over Flowers blooms in Italy

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is set for an Italian remake after Rai ordered a local version. The format, which went to NBC in the US as Better Late than Never, is repped internationally by Small World IFT. It has sealed a deal with Italian pubcaster Rai and the Italian version will go out […]

Italy’s Rai launches streaming service

Rai has launched Rai Play, its free OTT service, which offers live streams of a range of its channels. Launching the service this week, the Italian pubcaster said it has been working on Rai Play for over a year. It will offer live streaming of all of Rai’s main services including Rai 1, Rai 2, […]

Pubcasters set off for The West

Public broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Australia are among channels that have acquired historical docu-drama The West from distributor DRG. The Robert Redford-executive produced show, originally for AMC in the US, has gone to RAI, SVT, DR and SBS, with the latter’s pay TV compatriot Foxtel taking the subscription window. Kabel Eins Doku in […]

Hulu snaps up Cyber’s Zorro series

Hulu has picked up the rights to Zorro the Chronicles and will launch the French-produced animated series in the US. The streaming service will launch the show in English and Spanish. The action comedy was commissioned by France Télévisions and RAI in Italy, with Paris-based Cyber Group Studios, John Gertz’s Zorro Production International and Blue […]

Scandi pubcasters buy Universum docs

Public broadcasters in Scandinavia have bought documentary programming from Austria’s ORF. DR in Denmark took a selection of Universum-branded docs, including Africa’s Wild West and Wild Venice, which has been a big seller for ORF Enterprises, ORF’s commercial arm. DR and Sweden’s SVT have also committed to ORF’s next 4K two-parter The Canary Islands, which […]

Berlin: Edge bags film version of Netflix drama

Scandinavia-based Edge Entertainment has acquired the feature film accompaniment to Netflix’s first Italian drama series. The with Indie Sales gives Ignas Scheynius’s Edge pay TV rights to Suburra, which comes from the director and production company behind popular mafia drama Gomorrah, in Finland, and film rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Prodco Cattleya and […]

RAI plots SVOD Netflix rival

Italian public broadcaster RAI is planning to create an online pay TV platform that can rival new SVOD market entrant Netflix. According to various local reports, new RAI director general Antonio Campo Dall’Orto – a former Viacom International Media Networks executive VP – will ask the Italian government for permission to create an SVOD-style platform […]

Netflix increases prices again

Leading online streaming service Netflix has increased the monthly price of a subscription by a US$1, and will affect subscribers in the US, Canada and Latin America. The new cost of US$.9.99 is the latest price hike the Los Gatos-based digital company has made, coming after an increase in Europe earlier this year and a […]