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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 […]

RTE greenlights original travel format from Green Inc

Northern Ireland indie Green Inc is producing a new original travel entertainment format, High Road Low Road (w/t), for Irish public broadcaster RTE. Each 6×30-min episode sees a pair of celebrity friends or colleagues embark on a holiday destination or city break where each traveller will get to enjoy a very different vacation experience. At […]

News round-up: Acorn TV, RTÉ return to ‘Finding Joy’; 10 Play in Oz buys Amazon drama; Platform One’s Jennifer Fox deal

Acorn TV, RTÉ return to Finding Joy AMC Networks-backed streamer Acorn TV and Irish broadcaster RTÉ have commissioned a second season of comedy Finding Joy from Treasure Entertainment. The six-part Irish series has been created and written by Amy Huberman (Striking Out), who also stars. Rob Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan of Treasure Entertainment produce, with […]

RTÉ, Acorn partner with ZDFE and TV2 Norway on dramedy

Irish pubcaster RTÉ and AMC Networks-backed Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) have partnered to commission a comedy-drama series that also has Germany’s ZDF Enterprises and TV2 Norway onboard. The South Westerlies is from Dublin-based Deadpan Pictures and is set in a small coastal town in the south-west of Ireland that is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind […]

Cloudco bolsters distribution team with Partner

Kids TV producer and distributor Cloudco Entertainment has hired Sam Partner as VP international content distribution. Based at Cloudco’s London office, Partner joins from Beyond Distribution, where he was SVP sales for German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux & Kids. He has previously worked at The Pokémon Company International and Fremantle. Partner will report to Karen Vermeulen, […]

RTÉ, Acorn partner on Victorian drama ‘Dead Still’

Irish broadcaster RTÉ and Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) have co-commissioned Victorian mystery Dead Still. The project is the latest drama venture for AME, the UK-based development division for AMC-backed SVOD service Acorn TV, which is owned by RLJ Entertainment. Together, Acorn TV with AME have commissioned a number of series, including series two and three […]

Fremantle bets on Irish multi-platform format National Treasures

Fremantle has picked up format rights to EZ Films’ multi-platform series National Treasures. The business has acquired format rights in key territories around the world from distributor NordicWorld for the RTE-commissioned series. Territories include France, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Brazil. Created by Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney’s EZ Films for the […]

RTÉ & Irish Film Board pick up four comedy pilots

RTÉ and the Irish Film Board today announced the four projects that have progressed to the next stage in its new scripted comedy initiative. The partnership, which was set up to support new Irish comedy, will see these four become pilots which will air on RTÉ television, with one being selected to become a six-part series. Titles include, […]

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