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Viewpoint: factual TV in a post truth world

Twenty-sixteen saw some fascinating and somewhat worrying developments in terms of truth and the media – particularly around politics and the upheavals around Brexit and the US election. Donald Trump has become a leading exponent of ‘post truth’ in his race to the White House. His support for the ‘birther’ movement and claims that President […]

Broadcasters buy Back to the Future special

Several broadcasters including History in the US have acquired Back to the Present, the pop-science and entertainment special released to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of classic movie Back to Future II. The show is distributed by Can’t Stop Media, the London-based content specialist recently acquired by Vivendi as part of the French media giant’s […]

Turkish format to debut on RTL in Hungary

A Hungarian broadcaster is working up the first international version of Turkish-produced talent singing format It’s Showtime. RTL2 has commissioned the show after its Bertelsmann stablemate FremantleMedia picked up production rights in 20 territories. FremantleMedia’s UFA Magyarország will produce the show through its recently launched Show and Factual division. FremantleMedia‘s option deal with Istanbul-based format […]

Netflix among those joining Z Nation

Netflix has taken worldwide on-demand rights to zombie drama Z Nation, becoming one of a number of buyers of the Dynamic Television-sold show. Netflix is joined in acquiring the show by Pick in the UK, Universal Networks International in Australia and Germany, RTL2 in Germany, Canal Plus in France, AXN Italy, Leone Film Group, Telenet […]

Matthieu Porte’s Can’t Stop inks trio of Ukraine deals

Ukrainian free-to-air broadcaster ICTV has ordered local versions of German-originated scripted reality formats Customs Investigators and Special Forces (pictured). The series were created by German producer Blueprint Entertainment and air on RTL2 in Germany. The shows are distributed by Can’t Stop Media, the formats business created by former Zodiak executive Matthieu Porte. Can’t Stop and […]

Discovery acquires sex therapy doc

Discovery Fit and Health in the US is among the buyers of Real 40 Year Old Virgins, a documentary about a pair of adults taking sex therapy classes as they prepare to lose their virginity. Australia’s ABC, RTL2 in Germany, Norway’s TV Norge, TV2 in Denmark, SBS in the Netherlands, VMMa in Belgium and Discovery’s […]

Embarrassing sales for Zodiak

Zodiak Rights has sold fact-ent series Embarrassing Bodies to a raft of broadcasters. Broadcasters including Nine Network (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Discovery Italia (Italy), RTL (Holland), TV2 (Denmark), NRK (Norway), Fox (Finland), and Canal Vie (French Canada) have all bought season six of the series, in which people get medical help for a range of […]

New deals for German scripted reality series Day and Night

All3Media has secured deals for its German-originated scripted reality format Day and Night. The show, which was created by All3Media’s German production company Filmpool, has been bought by M6’s W9 channel in France and free-to-air channel RTL Klub in Hungary and TV JOJ in Slovakia. W9, the DTT channel owned by, has commissioned the series […]