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Production begins on SBS Australia’s female boxing drama

The Ropes, a four-part drama for Australian broadcaster SBS, has gone into production today (May 21) in Sydney’s western suburbs. Produced by Lingo Pictures, The Ropes follows the story of aspiring Iraqi-Australian female boxing trainer Amirah Al-Amir who dreams of transforming the prospects for women’s boxing. The show features Australian acting legend Jack Thompson alongside […]

Epix among nets going Deep State with Fox

MGM-owned cable channel Epix has bagged exclusive US rights to Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa’s first original drama, Deep State. The show’s distributor, Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, has also shopped the series to SBS in Australia, NBCUniversal in France, Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and DR in Denmark. For Epix, […]

Telenet takes over Woestijnvis owner to fight SVOD rivals

Belgian cable operator has agreed to take full control of De Vijver Media, putting it in charge of the VIER, VIJF and ZES commercial channels and the Woestijnvis production house. The Liberty Global-owned operator said the deal will allow it to respond faster and more effectively to innovations in viewing experience or advertising, against a […]

Walter Presents heads down The River

On-demand service Walter Presents has acquired rights to new Norwegian drama The River in the UK, US and Australia. Canal+ in Poland, ZDF in Germany and Yandex in Russia have also bought the 8x60mins series, which UK-based DRG launched at MIPCOM last year. The River is based on real events and set in a close-knit […]

Talpa brings on Sanoma/SBS chief

Talpa Media’s parent has brought on Sanoma Media BeNe CEO Peter de Mönnink. The veteran executive will become chief commercial officer of Talpa Holding and CEO of its subsidiary broadcaster, SBS, on January 11 next year. The position is a new one, and comes soon after Talpa became the sole owner of SBS, with Finland-based […]

Fox brings The Good Fight to Germany

Fox Networks Group has secured rights to The Good Fight in Germany from CBS Studios International. Starting November 7, Fox will show the first season of The Good Fight on Tuesdays at 9pm in Germany. The series plot picks up one year after the events of the finale of The Good Wife. The Good Fight […]

Korean networks launch US on-demand service

South Korean three largest networks – KBS, MBC and SBS – have jointly launched a subscription on-demand platform in the US. The trio has formed new SVOD service Kocowa through their joint venture KCP Global. This will offer subscribers streamed South Korean entertainment programming and K-pop shows. Shows will be made available subtitled into English […]

SBS takes The Good Fight to Australia

Australian cultural pubcaster SBS has become the latest net to buy CBS All Access legal drama The Good Fight. SBS plans to debut the series with a double episode on August 2 in a local 8.30pm slot, and episodes will be made available on SBS On Demand after they broadcast. The Robert and Michelle King […]

TVF secures swathe of deals in Australia and New Zealand

London-based factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of shows to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand. Inside Windsor Castle, co-commissioned by Channel 5 and Smithsonian, has been picked up by Foxtel, SBS (both Australia) and Sky Prime (NZ) while Foxtel also snapped up CBC crime doc Looking for Mike (44 minutes) and Channel […]

Talpa buys SBS channels

John de Mol’s Talpa Holding has acquired a 67% stake in the SBS Broadcasting business, giving it full control of the SBS6, NET5, Veronica and SBS9 channels. Talpa bought the part of the business it did not own from Finnish publisher Sanoma. Accordingly, the deal also sees Talpa hand Sanoma its share of the TV […]

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