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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 […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part two

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse. Today’s featured territories are Ireland, Belgium and Germany. IRELAND Ireland’s growing reputation as an IP […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part one

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse, starting with toon powerhouses France and the UK. This year’s Cartoon Forum selection proves that […]

News brief: KiKa buys Irish toon

German children’s channel KiKa has acquired Irish animated preschool series ­Joe & Jack from Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment. The 39x7mins series will beginning broadcasting on the public channel on May 12. Czech channel Česká Televise has also recently picked up rights. Produced by Ireland’s Dancing Girl Productions, Joe & Jack has aired on Irish pubcaster […]

RTE controller quits for BBC Worldwide commissioning role

George Dixon has quit Irish public broadcaster RTE to take a commissioning role at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. At Worldwide Dixon will be global editorial director, filling a role vacated by Liam Keelan after he stepped into Caroline Torrance’s role running scripted programming when she left for Zodiak Media. […]

RTÉ gets Connected

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has commissioned a local version of Israeli multiplatform Connected. RTÉ is coproducing the show with Animo Television & Kite Entertainment, having scored a deal with distributor Armoza Formats. It will go out on RTÉ Two. Connected first played on Hot TV in Israel and has also been made for MTV3 in Finland, […]

Irish talent format set for RTL5 in Holland

Irish talent format The Hit is getting a local version on Dutch broadcaster RTL5. The series has been a ratings hit for Irish pubcaster RTÉ One and formats rights holder Warner Bros. International Television Production has now secured an eight-episode run of its own. WBITVP-owned BlazHoffski will produce the show, which will launch in spring […]

Oz nets bag RTÉ lifestyle, factual series

Australia’s leading pay operator Foxtel and pubcasters ABC and SBS are among others of factual, documentary and lifestyle content from Ireland’s RTÉ Global. Foxtel’s History Channel has signed a 10-hour package from the commercial sales arm of Ireland’s pubcaster, which includes Secrets of the Irish Landscape, JFK: A Homecoming, WB Yeats: No Country for Old […]

Programming and channel deals for Nickelodeon

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has struck a new distribution deal with pay TV operator RCS&RDS covering Romania and Hungary. The deal will expand the reach of Viacom’s channels Nickelodeon and Comedy Central across RCS&RDS’s Romanian and Hungarian pay networks. Nickelodeon will be available in an additional three million homes in Romania and 500,000 in […]

Liberty Global launches Horizon TV in Ireland

Liberty Global has launched its next generation Horizon TV set-top service in Ireland, enabled by a half billion Euro investment in fibre-powered broadband by its European division UPC. Liberty’s Irish operator UPC Ireland launched the set-top box yesterday, which allows users to record up to four programmes simultaneously while watching a fifth, and to access […]