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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 […]

Show of the week: The Unusual Suspects

This four-part limited series follows the story of a group of wealthy Sydney suburbanites and their Filipino maids who realise they must join forces when they face a similar predicament. Providing a fresh view into the immigrant experience, The Unusual Suspects combines soap opera and heist caper to follow these women from vastly different walks […]

SBS secures APC’s Nordic noir Valkyrien

France-based financier and distributor About Premium Content has secured a deal with SBS Australia for Nordic drama Valkyrien. SBS will air Valkyrien later this year following the show’s UK launch on Channel 4 in June, closely followed by on-demand Walter Presents, also in the UK. The series has aired on Walter Presents US. Valkyrien, made […]

News brief: Broadcasters buy ZDF’s Carthage special

Wales’ S4C, SBS in Australia and New Jersey public station WNET have all prebought Carthage’s Lost Warriors, a documentary special about South American settlers. The 1x60mins doc is produced by German pubcaster ZDF, its commercial arm ZDF Enterprises and arts and culture channel Arte. It examines the hypothesis that under attack from the Romans, some […]