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South Korean streamer Wavve unveils $900m originals plan amid global push

South Korean streamer Wavve, which was launched by local broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS with the backing of SK Telecom, is to spend almost $900m on new content and establish a studio for originals as part of a strategy to increase its global activities. The OTT service, which is formally known as Content Wavve, was established […]

Round-up: SBS & Vice Media renew partnership; Viasat World & ZDFE strike factual deal; TVF International strikes first-look with Attitude Pictures

SBS & Vice Media renew partnership Australian broadcaster SBS has renewed its content partnership with Vice Media Group, with new programming for its SBS Viceland TV channel and SBS digital platforms. The agreement includes more than 1,000 hours of Vice Media Group content, with exclusive access to more than 600 hours of new, original programming. […]

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 […]

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