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SundanceTV boards Irish drama

SundanceTV has become a coproduction partner on buzzy Irish drama Rebellion, TBI has learned. Rebellion is a five-part serial charting the birth of modern Ireland, beginning with the outbreak of World War I. Irish pubcaster RTÉ commissioned the show, with Zodiak Media’s Touchpaper TV signed up to coproduce. SundanceTV, which this yera became the first […]

Smithsonian buys Irish music special

Smithsonian Channel has acquired the latest special of Irish music series Other Voices. The one-hour show will run on Smithsonian in the US and Canada after acquiring it from Dublin-based Monster Entertainment. Hosted by Aidan Gilen (Game of Thrones, The Wire), the special features then-unknown Irish singer-songerwriter Hozier’s first television appearance. YLE in Finland, Arts […]

LA Screenings: RTE searches for CSI replacement

Irish pubcaster RTÉ is at the LA Screenings searching for three dramas to replace CSI, The Mentalist and Revenge. The broadcaster also needs a new sitcom to sit alongside The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls, but has made fresh dramas the priority. This comes as Jerry Bruckheimer’s CBS procedural CSI comes to a […]

RTÉ, YLE in tune with Hozier music doc

Ireland’s RTÉ and Finland’s YLE are among buyers of an Other Voices strand special on Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. Hozier – Other Voices Special is a 1x50mins doc that Dublin’s Monster Entertainment is launching at MIPDoc next month. It includes an interview with Andrew Hozier-Byrne and live performances. Arts Channel in New Zealand has also acquired […]

BBC, Canal+ among Vietnam doc buyers

The UK’s BBC and France’s Canal+ have acquired Last Days in Vietnam, a doc from PBS International about the final stages of the Vietnam War. SBS in Australia, YLE in Finland, NHK in Japan, RTÉ in Ireland, DR in Denmark, SRC-RDI in French-speaking Canada, Channel 8 in Israel, MBN in the Middle East, ERR in […]

RTÉ calls for format pitches

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has called on local producers to submit programme ideas for its upcoming Formats Farm pitch. The pubcaster’s sales arm, RTÉ Global, has set a deadline of March 27 for format ideas that will be screened by RTÉ commissioners, who then pass some on to channels controllers. Four ideas are ultimately taken to […]

German net joins BBC’s Hunt

Germany’s NDR Naturfilm has become a coproduction partner on the BBC’s new Alastair Fothergill natural history documentary series, The Hunt. The BBC programme, which is launching at the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool this week, is now a copro between Silverback Films Production, NDR, BBC commercial arm BBCWW and US cable net BBC America. In Germany, […]

Nets accept Sony’s Marry Me proposals

Broadcasters such as MTG, RTE and OSN have bought American romantic comedy series Marry Me from Sony Pictures Television. MTG has taken rights for its free TV channels and SVOD service, Viaplay, in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, while Ireland’s RTE has picked up the NBC show for RTE2. Middle Eastern pay TV provider OSN has […]

Cartoonito, RTE buy Pip Ahoy!

Cartoonito in the UK and Ireland and Irish pubcaster RTE have acquired rights to Channel 5’s animated series Pip Ahoy!. RTE’s deal gives it free TV rights in Ireland. The show comes from Ireland’s Monster Entertainment, and is about an eager young pup and his best friend, a cat, in a seaside resort. Monster is […]

Euro broadcaters buy Outlander

A raft of international broadcasters including HBO Netherlands and Viasat have acquired US drama series Outlander. Sony Pictures Television distributes the series and has struck the sales deals, with several buyers in Latin America also buying the scripted series. The series, based on Diana Gabaldon’s second book in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, was […]