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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 […]

Dealing with Covid-19: The art of archive programming

The latest addition to TBI’s ongoing coverage of Covid-19’s impact on the content business is from Alan Erson, MD and executive producer at Australia’s WildBear Entertainment, who explores the huge potential and opportunities emerging around archive programming in the current environment. As TV production shuts down across the globe amid the Covid-19 crisis and viewers […]

ITV Studios unveils ‘Romulus’ pre-sales, plus US and Oz drama deals

ITV Studios has announced deals for its European scripted slate, including a number pre-sales for its Latin language drama Romulus. Cattleya, Groenlandia and Sky’s Romulus (10 x 60’), which reconstructs the tale of the founding of Rome, has been acquired by HBO Europe and SBS in Australia. The SBS deal also includes two further crime procedurals from […]

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