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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 […]

SBS, NRK among first buyers of DRG’s ‘My Grandparents’ War’

DRG has unveiled the first international sales for Channel 4 documentary series My Grandparents’ War. Australia’s SBS has acquired the 4 x 60 minute series produced by Wild Pictures, which has also been picked up NRK in Norway and RTHK in Hong Kong. In each episode, leading actors re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents in […]

Trendwatch: East to West

Turkish drama has already conquered Latin America and is now expanding into Asia, where synergies look set to pave the way for mutual cooperation and co-productions. Richard Middleton reports Few trends have stuck like the growing appeal of Turkish drama. Rewind a decade or so, and the thought that scripted series from the country would […]

SBS scripted chief Sue Masters to step down to move into development

Sue Masters, head of scripted at Australian broadcaster SBS, is to leave the organisation at the end of the year after five years in the role. Masters joined SBS in 2014 and worked on shows including Safe Harbour, Deep Water and Dead Lucky, as well as Robbie Hood, The Hunting and the forthcoming Hungry Ghosts. The […]

Global Agency strikes formats pact with Korea’s SBS

Turkish distribution giant Global Agency has struck a content deal with the distribution arm of South Korean broadcaster SBS. Under the deal with SBS Contents Hub (SBSCH), Global Agency is to represent 10 titles from the broadcaster, which it will shop around in Turkey. It will also distribute the Turkish remakes worldwide. HECE Medya Turkey […]

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