Deals round-up: Bin Laden doc lands in Europe & Oz; Brazil’s Globoplay acquires Serbia’s ‘Civil Servant’; Lime Pictures to adapt ‘Planet Omar’

Bin Laden doc lands in Europe & Oz SBS in Australia, Sweden’s SVT, DR in Denmark and NRK in Norway, along with an unnamed French broadcaster, have acquired Voltage TV’s documentary series Osama bin Laden: The Inside Story. UK distributor Drive struck the deals for the 3 x 60-minute series, which was originally commissioned by Channel 4 and broadcast as Osama bin Laden: […]

SBS in Oz buys Norwegian-German terrorist drama ‘Furia’

Australian public broadcaster SBS has become the first company to strike a pre-sale deal for Keshet International (KI)’s drama Furia. The show, which was created by Mammon’s Gjermund S Eriksen, is being produced by Norway’s Monster Scripted and Germany’s X-Filme Creative Pool for Nordic streamer Viaplay and ZDF in Germany. Magnus Martens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) […]

All3 hires SBS creative chief to lead Belgian format-focused outfit

All3Media has hired the executive creative director of SBS in Belgium to lead a new production company focused on creating and producing formats in the country. Former Dedsit co-founder David Ottenburgh will head up All3Media Belgium as MD from 1 September and will develop new ideas and adapt IP from All3Media International’s catalogue for the […]

SBS in Oz hires BBC Studios exec to lead entertainment & food

Australian broadcaster SBS has hired BBC Studios (BBCS) exec Emily Griggs for its unscripted output, following Susie Jones’s move to Netflix. Griggs becomes head of entertainment & food and joins the Aussie broadcaster having been in charge of development and content at BBCS in Oz, where she worked on shows such as Mastermind and Celebrity […]

Sales round-up: SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights; Oz drama ‘RFDS’ flies worldwide

SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired exclusive AVOD rights to Czech crime thriller Rats, following a deal with distributor GoQuest Media. Produced by Heaven’s Gate, the 6 x 55-minute series is based on true stories and made in collaboration with the National Anti-Drug Centre (DEA) of the Czech Republic. The thriller was […]

Netflix expands Australia team with hire of SBS Oz exec Susie Jones

Netflix has hired the head of entertainment & food at Australian public broadcaster SBS for its operations in the country. Susie Jones will work on scripted and unscripted for the streamer in Oz, taking up the newly created role from September. Jones has previously worked for the BBC in the UK and Matchbox Pictures, before […]

Exclusive: Topic, HBO Max, SBS Oz buy Russian drama ‘Dead Mountain’

US streamer Topic and HBO Max in Latin America are expanding their Russian drama offerings after striking a deal to acquire noir scripted series Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, with more deals in the works. The show debuted earlier this year on Russia’s Premier.One and is based on the true story of how nine […]

Aussie streamer Stan names SBS exec as director of programming

Australian streamer Stan has hired the channel manager from domestic pubcaster SBS to oversee its content. Ben Nguyen becomes director of programming at the Nine Entertainment-owned streamer, which promoted Cailah Scobie to chief content officer in March. Nguyen had been with SBS for more than a decade, most recently overseeing SBS TV and SBS Viceland, […]

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