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News round-up: Korea’s Wavve lands at NBCU; Lifetime’s ‘Married At First Sight’ travels; Starzplay inks Warners deal; and more…

NBCUniversal signs content deal with Korea’s Wavve South Korean streamer Wavve will supply Korean content to NBCUniversal as part of a new deal announced over the weekend. The platform’s operator, Content Wavve, is a consortium established last year, made up of South Korea’s terrestrial broadcasters – SBS, MBC and KBS – as well as telecoms […]

Show of the week: You Sleep, You Lose

You Sleep, You Lose was not originally destined to be a primetime gameshow, but rather a factual series exploring the effects of sleep deprivation. German broadcaster ProSieben was planning a themed week around the airing of a TV movie called 9 Days Awake, based on a bestselling book and the initial idea was to create […]

Lifetime orders ‘MAFS’ self-shot spin-off from ‘Love Is Blind’ prodco

The US producer behind Netflix hit Love Is Blind has turned to innovative techniques to produce a spin-off from reality show Married At First Sight (MAFS) for A+E Networks’ American cabler Lifetime. Married At First Sight: Couples’ Cam is from Red Arrow Studios-backed Kinetic Content and is a self-shot version of the reality dating format, […]

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ lands at broadcasters across Europe

Germany’s Kabel Eins, TNT Serie in Europe and HBO Nordic have all picked up seasons of Amazon crime drama Bosch in a slew of new European deals for distributor Red Arrow Studios International. Free-to-air channel Kabel Eins has taken seasons one to three of the Fabrik Entertainment-produced series, while WarnerMedia has picked up four, five […]

Factual round-up: TVF tackles Coronavirus; Reelz marks VIS UK first; Red Arrow, Blue Ant add to slate

TVF working on Coronavirus specials UK-based independent distributor TVF International is working on two investigative specials from Channel NewsAsia about the Coronavirus. Current affairs special Coronavirus: The Silent Killer (1 x 48-minutes) investigates the origins and global spread of the virus and assesses the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak. Bild in Germany, Al Jazeera […]

UK’s Channel 5 hands first commission to Woodcut Media

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered a six-part history documentary series, marking its first commission to be handed to UK prodco Woodcut Media. Secret History Of World War II (6 x 60 minutes) homes in on key events that took place during the devastating and turbulent conflict. The show explores the famous evacuation of Dunkirk […]

Nippon TV & Red Arrow’s gameshow format ‘Block Out’ lands in Europe

Producers in Iberia, the Netherlands and France have picked up rights to Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios’ gameshow format Block Out. The show, which made its debut in Thailand on Channel 7 and has subsequently sold to VTV in Vietnam and ANTV in Indonesia, sees two teams attempting to remain on a wall while […]

Show of the week: Californian Commando

Fish-out-of-water stories are nothing new, but with Californian Commando we might be getting one of the most extreme cases in recent memory. The show focuses on 23 year old Van Hamilton (Kian Lawley), a spoiled rich kid from the golden state who is going on an exciting holiday to Finland. At least that’s what he […]

ZDFE adds former Red Arrow exec for acquisitions, sales in English-language & Scandinavia

ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has appointed former Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) exec Yi Qiao as director of its drama acquisitions and sales operations in Scandinavia and English-speaking territories. Qiao most recently worked for RASI as senior sales manager in London and oversaw deals for the company in the UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Middle East and Africa. […]