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News round-up: Netflix acquires Oz’s ‘Operation Buffalo’; C More renews ‘Blinded’; RTÉ undertakes ‘The Love Experiment’  

Netflix acquires Oz’s ‘Operation Buffalo’ Netflix has acquired Australian spy thriller Operation Buffalo to steam across the APAC region, excluding China, following a deal with distributor About Premium Content (APC). The series will land on the global streamer on 28 February, while APC has also sold the title to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. These latest deals […]

ITV orders factual special on Irish baby deaths; RTÉ and Topic onboard

UK comcaster ITV has commissioned a documentary about the Irish mother and baby home scandal that has been in the mainstream news headlines in recent weeks. The factual special, with the working title of The Missing Children, is being co-produced by UK indies True Vision and Nevision and Irish pubcaster RTÉ, in association with First […]

Kids round-up: RTÉ preps first children’s slate; Sky Kids & AnimeLab pick up ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’; Rainbow & Toonz partner for Pinocchio

RTÉ launches first global kids sales slate Ireland’s RTÉ Programme Sales has announced its first-ever slate of kids programming for the global market. Highlights include six new live action series, with the first four, Wonder What, Let’s Find Out, Insiders and Body Brothers, all produced by Stop.watch for RTÉ. Wild Kids was meanwhile produced by regional Irish indie GMarsh TV and Squad Goals by […]

Blue Ant’s Love Nature joins Ireland’s RTÉ, Arte France on wildlife series

Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature has joined forces with Ireland’s RTÉ and Arte France on a new three-parter that explores the hardy and resilient wildlife that survives on Ireland’s battered Atlantic islands. Ireland’s Wild Islands is being produced by Irish production company Crossing the Line and is hosted by Irish wildlife and outdoor TV presenter […]

News round-up: VIA orders Armoza dating format; SVT snags ‘Fittest Family’; ShortsTV update

VIA orders Armoza’s ‘lean production’ dating format South African lifestyle channel VIA has ordered a local version of Date In Reverse from ITV Studios-owned Armoza Formats. The format, which was created by Volley Formats, Shenhar Productions and Daniella Slavik, follows two singles who get to know each other by experiencing a relationship’s most meaningful milestones […]

TBI Special Report Part Two: An adapted marketplace for buyers and sellers

Streamers and broadcasters face the unenviable task of delivering fewer shows to bigger audiences with less money to spend on production and acquisition. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton explore how they are weathering this uncertain time – and the steps some are taking to keep content rolling and viewers engaged. Few sectors of the economy […]

RTÉ’s ‘CrimeCall’ producers work around restrictions to stay on air

RTÉ’s public appeal show CrimeCall, from Northern Irish indie prodco Green Inc and Dublin-based indie Rare TV Ireland, is still in production despite lockdown. With many shows being cancelled or postponed globally due to the impact of Covid-19 on production, others are finding ways to keep going while adhering to health and safety restrictions. Hosted […]

TBI Weekly: How buyers are reacting to the Covid-19 crisis

All this week, TBI has been hearing from buyers around the world about the ramifications of Covid-19 on their acquisition strategies and scheduling conundrums. Here are five key takeaways. Buying time With production halted on most shows, broadcasters have been trying to maximise programming they have in the can – with the UK’s ITV and […]

Exclusive: RTÉ’s Dermot Horan on ‘buying time’ as production slows

All this week, TBI is hearing from broadcasters around the world about the kind of changes they have had to make to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic. Today we speak to Dermot Horan, RTÉ acquisitions chief – and European Broadcasting Union committee member – about how the Irish pubcaster is adapting and the wider picture […]

RTÉ, BBC hand out quartet of orders to Northern Irish prodco Alleycats Films

Northern Irish production company Alleycat Films has secured a string of commissions, including a second season renewal from RTÉ for dating format Pulling With My Parents, and three new documentary orders. The second run order for Pulling With My Parents (6 x 50 minutes) follows the show’s debut last October on RTÉ2. The new series […]

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