Known Associates & RTI ink first-ever SA & Ivory Coast co-pro deal on sci-fi series ‘Ambre’

South Africa’s Known Associates Entertainment is partnering with Ivory Coast pubcaster RTI on sci-fi drama series Ambre, marking the first co-production between the two countries. Filming will take place in South Africa and Ivory Coast and feature actors from both countries, with a script in English and French. South African pubcaster SABC has pre-licensed the […]

France 3 dives into ‘The Silence Of Water’

French broadcaster France 3 has picked up Italian thriller Il Silenzio Dell’Acqua (The Silence of Water) following a deal with Mediaset Distribution. The 4 x 100-minute series is produced by Vela Film and RTI and was originally broadcast on Italy’s Canale 5, proving a ratings hit with four million viewers tuning in for its first […]

Supply and demand in Latin America

TBI and Eurodata TV look at the latest trends in TV viewing in Latin America and find that amid the still-popular classic telenovelas, the format is being reinvented and that a healthy market in imported drama from the Spain, the US and elsewhere exists Latin America remains a drama market, but the type of series […]

Mediaset to spin-off premium pay arm

Mediaset is to spin off its premium pay TV arm into a new company on December 1, following its sale of a stake in the venture to Telefónica. Telefónica is expected to close its acquisition of an 11.11% stake in the venture before the end of this month, leaving the remaining 88.89% in the hands […]