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US production drives ProSieben’s content business

Revenues from producing in the US and prodco acquisitions have driven significant growth in ProSiebenSat.1’s international business. The German-based media group’s content production and global sales division posted a 38% year-on-year increase in 2016 revenues of €362 million (US$382 million). EBIDTA profit increased 87%, taking the total to €47 million. “The increase in revenues was […]

Red Arrow snags 200-hour Bellum deal

Red Arrow International has taken international rights to a slew of content from US indie Bellum Entertainment. The deal hands Red Arrow 200 hours of factual fare, including long-running series Weather or Not (pictured), Motive to Murder and Murderous Mistresses. Upcoming true crime show Autopsy of a Murder is also included and will be one […]

UK, Germany clean up at international Emmys

Programmes from the UK and Germany led the way at the International Emmy Awards in New York last night, winning six of the gongs that were up for grabs. UK winners at the event, which was presented by Alan Cummings, came in the Best Performance by An Actor, Comedy and TV Movie/ Mini-Series categories, while […]

Breton’s Federation adds distribution exec

France-based producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has hired Leyla Formoso to head up its drama sales efforts in Latin America. The French-Venezuelan sales exec will be in situ ahead of the MIPCancun, which starts tomorrow, and be shopping Federation’s dramas to local buyers. The Federation slate includes Canal+ series The Bureau, Netflix French original Marseille, […]

Married at First Sight heads to France

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of edgy marriage format Married at First Sight. The RTL-owned French channel will make the French version itself through its in-house Studio 89 division. The show has proved popular on FYI and its sister net A&E in the US and is also currently going out on […]

All3Media, Red Arrow prodcos land Bravo commissions

Red Arrow-backed Left/Right and All3Media’s Lime Productions have both scored commissions from US cable net Bravo. Lime will make Relative Success with Tabatha, in which celebrity hairdresser Tabatha Coffey will go into struggling family businesses and untangles to personal and profession issues holding it back. Coffey was on Bravo show Shear Genius before getting her […]

Audio Network poaches Red Arrow sales exec

Audio Network has recruited Tim Gerhartz from Red Arrow to cover sales into Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Gerhartz was VP, sales and acquisitions, at Red Arrow International, covering the UK, Scandinavia, Italy and Benelux. At London-based music licensing business Audio Network, he will head up the sales team covering German-speaking territories. In the new role […]

Dwayne Johnson drums up new reality show

Former pro wrestler Dwayne Johnson is continuing his foray into TV production with Clash of the Corps, a reality show set in the world of competitive drumming. The show is for Latino-skewed US cable net Fuse and will follow two teams of drummers – the Cadets from Pennsylvania and the Blue Devils from Northern California – as they […]

Red Arrow buys Wahlburgers prodco

Red Arrow Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in 44 Blue, the LA-based prodco that makes cable series including Wahlburgers for A&E and Pit Bulls & Parolees for Animal Planet. The longstanding production business was created in 1984 by Rasha Drachkovitch and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch. Both execs will stay on following deal completion. 44 Blue’s […]

Red Arrow spies Russian Mata Hari deal

Red Arrow International has snagged the worldwide rights to a Russian drama about the exotic dancer and spy Mata Hari. The series, Mata Hari, is produced by Star Media for Russian free TV station Channel One. Red Arrow, part of the German ProSiebenSat.1 group, will launch an English-language version at MIPCOM. The cast of the […]