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Broadcasters buy A Deadly Adoption

Viacom-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 and France’s TF1 are among the buyers of  A Deadly Adoption, the Will Ferrell and Kristen Wigg spoof TV movie. Ferrell stars in and produced the TV movie, which will go out on Channel 5 next month. In the US it bowed on Lifetime last Saturday, winning 2.1 viewers for […]

Kanal 11 has Ex on the Beach with MTV

Discovery Networks Sweden has inked a format deal with Viacom International Media Networks and will air a local version of its reality competition show Ex on the Beach. The local Ex on the Beach will go out on the Kanal 11 channel in Sweden. Stockholm-based prodco Meter, part of Endemol Shine, will make the local […]

News brief: Timber Kings falls in France

French channel RMC Decouverte has acquired titles including Timber Kings and Dynamo: Magician Impossible from UK-based Passion Distribution. The DTT net has also taken So You Think You’d Survive, while rival French nets Voyage and Planete A&E have also acquired new factual fare. Italy’s De Agonstini has bought shows such as World’s Angriest and Angry […]

Networks visit Branson’s Necker Island

Five broadcasters have acquired Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island, a one-hour documentary about Richard Branson’s Caribbean home. The show debuted on BBC Two last month as part of a Lives of the Super Rich season, and has now gone to Medialaan in Belgium, Choice in New Zealand, DR in Denmark, SBS Discovery in Norway and […]

Discovery rebrands SBS operation in Sweden

Discovery is to drop the SBS brand from its Nordic unit SBS Discovery and rebrand it as Discovery Networks Sweden. The change will be implemented in full by the summer, with a new logo and corporate identity to be adopted. Discovery Networks International acquired SBS Nordic from ProSiebenSat.1 in 2013 and integrated it in its […]

SBS Discovery strikes volume deal with truTV

SBS Discovery Norway has struck a two-year volume deal for content from the truTV cable channel. The general entertainment channel is owned by Turner Broadcasting and the SBS Discovery deal was struck by Turner’s Non Stop Entertainment. SBS Discovery operates six channels in Norway; free-to-air flagship channel TV Norge as well as the FEM, MAX, […]

SBS Discovery joins Nordisk Film & TV Fund

Norway’s second-largest commercial broadcaster SBS Discovery and its flagship channel TVNorge are joining the Nordisk Film & TV Fond (Fund). SBS Discovery’s Swedish network Kanal 5 has been part of the fund, which allocates capital to Scandinavian programmes and films, since 2008. The fund has a budget of around NOK90 million (US$12.7 million) for 2015 […]

Turner nabs SBS Discovery exec for Nordics

Turner has recruited Karin Lindström as programme director of its entertainment channels in the Nordic region. The duties covered by the role were previously handled from Turner’s London base, but Lindström will work out of Stockholm as the US company seeks to establish a stronger on-the-ground presence in the Nordic region. Lindström joins from SBS […]

Popstars returns to Denmark after a decade

Music reality format Popstars is returning to Danish screens after ten years away. SBS Discovery has commissioned Banijay-owned Nordisk Film TV to produce a local adaptation for Kanal 5, and casting is already underway ahead of an autumn 2014 launch. The format previously ran for four seasons on Danish channel TV2 between 2001 and 2004, […]

RAI and SBS Discovery make non-scripted programme acquisitions

Italian broadcaster RAI has bought Hurricane Hunters and Prehistoric Assassins from GRB Entertainment amid a raft of non-scripted programme deals for the US-based distributor. Other deals include Norway’s SBS Discovery and Ukraine’s Solar Media both acquiring Bloopers, and Canadian specialty channel operator Blue Ant Media’s acquisition of Last Call Food Brawl and Smoked. TV7 from […]