SBS Australia

MHZ in US & UK’s Walter Presents among new deals for Belgian drama ‘Pandore’

SBS in Australia, Walter Presents in the UK & Ireland, MHZ in the US and Canada and Telus Presents in Canada have all acquired season one of Belgian political drama Pandore. Originally produced by Artemis Productions for RTBF, and co-directed and co-written by Savina Dellicour, Anne Coesens and Vania Leturcq, the 10 x 52-minute French-language […]

Show of the week: True Colours

Australian drama following the story of Aboriginal detective Toni Alma (Rarriwuy Hick), who is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar – the community she left as a child and has had little to do with since. As the investigation unfolds, Alma must “navigate the fine line between respect for her community […]

News round-up: Look Mom! hires for US expansion; Pulse Films & Moses McKenzie team on ‘Olive Grove’ adaptation; SBS Australia seeks ‘Threesome’

Look Mom! hires for US expansion Blue Ant Media-owned Look Mom! Productions has hired Mia Di Pasquale to serve as VP of development as the animation studio expands in North America. Reporting to managing director Josh Bowen, Di Pasquale will be based in Los Angeles and will lead efforts to expand Look Mom!’s development slate and […]

Nat Geo, RMC Découverte & SRF Switzerland ink Autentic factual deals

National Geographic, France’s RMC Découverte and SRF Switzerland are among the broadcasters to pick up new factual content following deals with Germany’s Autentic Distribution. The 6 x 45-minute Colossal Machines has been pre-bought by National Geographic. The science series, about some of the world’s largest machines, which is produced by Go Button Media and Autentic, […]

SBS Australia hears ‘Voices Of The Dead’ in Cineflix Rights factual deal

Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired more than 20 hours of factual content, following a deal with UK distributor Cineflix Rights. Among the new content heading to the services is Sandstone Global’s 3 x 60-minute Voices Of The Dead, which was originally commissioned for Channel 5 in the UK and sees Professor Bettany Hughes using new […]

News round-up: ‘Grandpa’ travels to Australia; Fauna brings ‘True’ to Turkey; Eccho shops K-drama duo

‘Grandpa’ travels to Australia National Indigenous Television (NITV), a division of SBS Australia, has acquired UK children’s series The World According To Grandpa for its new kids AVOD platform NITV Jarjums, following a deal with distributor Beyond Rights. Produced by Saffron Cherry Productions for the UK comcaster Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the series was created and […]

Sales round-up: Salto takes Russian ‘Sherlock’; ‘Unusual Suspects’ bought by Canada’s Bell; ‘Line Of Duty’ lands on US AVOD

Salto takes Russian Sherlock French streamer Salto has picked up rights to eight-part mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles, after striking a deal with distributor ZDF Enterprises. The 8 x 52-minute series, which will be available on Salto under the title Sherlock: Les Chroniques Russes in the autumn, was produced by Russian prodcos Start and […]