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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 […]

SBS orders Australia in Colour from Arrow

Australian broadcaster SBS has commissioned Arrow Media for four-part series Australia in Colour.  The programme (4 x 60 minutes), which uses painstaking colourisation techniques to bring black-and-white footage to life, follows the success of Arrow’s pioneering America in Color for Smithsonian Channel. That programme has sold around the world into broadcasters such as France Television, Foxtel, Welt24, NHK, […]

Op-Ed: Look to Asian drama remakes for creative renewal

Amanda Groom, MD of co-production specialist The Bridge, explains why Asian remakes such as SBS Korea’s take on Miss Marple, Ms. Ma, Nemesis, are breathing new life into Western drama IP.  A growing trend across Asia is seeing remakes of Western drama resulting in exciting adaptations of characters and story lines we think we already know. […]