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SBS cooks up Story Lab’s socially-distanced format ‘All Together At The Table’

SBS in Belgium has ordered a local version of remotely filmed cooking class format All Together At The Table. The format was created in March by France’s Kitchen Factory Production, which has now been behind almost 100 episodes across two seasons for M6, with another run in the works. It was launched to international buyers […]

Tastemade, SBS snag TAC Studios lifestyle shows

US network Tastemade, SBS in Australia and Discovery Networks in the Middle East and Africa are among companies to have picked up programming from TAC Studios. The deals for content from TAC Studios – the production arm of The Africa Channel – will see Minjiba Entertains airing on Discovery Networks, Tastemade and SBS Food, with […]

Australia’s SBS names Matthew Hancock to head up On Demand

Australian pubcaster SBS has appointed Matthew Hancock to lead its on demand offering. Hancock, who was previously head of priorities & planning for the broadcasters TV and online division, will become general manager of SBS On Demand having joined the organisation in 2016. He replaces Abigail Thomas, who now works at SBS’s corporate strategy team, […]

Netflix ends ‘Sabrina’ after two seasons, greenlights Lumiere & Nexiko dramas

Netflix has cancelled The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina after just two seasons but expanded its offering in Europe, with shows from Lumiere Group and Swedish prodco Nexiko. Sabrina was originally developed for US broadcast network The CW as a companion to Riverdale, but shifted to the global streamer in 2017 when it offered a two-season […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

China’s iQiyi goes global with A+E Network’s first Korean drama

A+E Networks has unveiled its first foray into Korean drama with an adaptation of a hit webtoon, with a local broadcaster and streamers picking up rights to the series. Backstreet Rookie will debut simultaneously later this month on Korean network SBS and SVOD U-Next in Japan, while China-based streamer iQiyi will offer the show globally […]

Australian screen industry releases Covid-19 guidelines to aid return to work

The Australian screen production industry has released a set of “Covid-safe guidelines” to help get the industry back to work. The guidelines have been developed by the Australian Sector Task Force, which comprises the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Screen Australia, the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), Screen Producers Australia (SPA), State […]

News round-up: Spain’s LA 2 orders rural travel series; J2911 hires new sales exec; SBS picks up second run of ‘Australia In Colour’ and more…

Spain’s LA 2 commissions rural travel show from RTVE and DLO/Magnolia Spanish FTA network LA 2 has picked up Ruralitas, a new travel series produced by RTVE in collaboration with the Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO/Magnolia. The series tours Spain and meets people who have chosen to live in the most remote and sparsely-inhabited parts […]

Drive sells more than 50 hours of factual content worldwide

Multiple networks in Europe and Australasia have picked up a range of factual content after UK distributor Drive sold more than 50 hours of programming. Seven Network in Australia and TopTV in New Zealand have both picked up The Restoration Workshop, a 10 x 60-minute series produced by Middlechild for UKTV’s Yesterday channel, following antiques dealer and expert restorer Gary Wallis as he […]

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