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Asian Academy Creative Awards fete ‘Delhi Crime’, ‘World’s Got Talent’

Richie Mehta’s Netflix series Delhi Crime picked up four gongs at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs) in Singapore. The annual awards show, which held ceremonies on 5 and 6 December, saw the seven-part drama – which dramatises India’s notorious 2012 gang-rape case – win Best Drama Series, Best Original Programme by a Streamer/OTT, Best […]

HBO Max marks first series pick-up with Lena Dunham’s ‘Generation’

HBO Max has handed a series order to a high school-set comedy drama produced by Girls creator Lena Dunham. Generation, which was ordered to pilot earlier this year, marks the first show to get picked up to series at the streamer. Created by 18-year-old Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel Barnz, the 10-part series follows […]

Sky Studios takes the reins of ‘Das Boot’ from Sonar

Sky Studios is to fund and distribute the next seasons of wartime U-boat drama Das Boot. The pay-TV operator’s commissioning and production arm will take the reins to the Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland co-production, which is set to return next year for a second season. New deals for the Sky Deutschland drama – the […]

Drama deals: eOne boards first French drama, Eccho swoops for Sweden’s ‘Love Me’

Entertainment One picks up first French-language drama Entertainment One (eOne) has picked up international distribution rights to France 2 crime drama La Garçonne from Call My Agent! producers Mother Production and Gedesel. The deal marks eOne’s first French-language acquisition, and was brokered by Noel Hedges, EVP of acquisitions and international distribution for the studio. Set […]

ITVS GE strikes Asian sales for ‘India’s Wild Karnataka’, ‘Gold Digger’

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has struck a raft of sales for the likes of drama Gold Digger and A Confession as well as natural history series India’s Wild Karnataka. Package deals have been signed with True Visions in Thailand across drama, factual and entertainment, while FPT Telecom in Vietnam has acquired a host of drama […]

Sky Studios strikes two-year pact with Merman Television as Amazon deal expires

UK pay-TV operator Sky’s production outfit Sky Studios has struck a two-year funding and distribution deal with Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan’s prodco Merman Television. The pact covers overhead and development funding and a first-look distribution agreement, and will see the business expand its UK scripted team to develop global-facing drama. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will […]

Formats round-up: Viu adapts CJ ENM’s ‘Black’, Newen medical format goes to Germany

Viu adapts CJ ENM thriller ‘Black’ Asian OTT service Viu is adapting CJ ENM’s scripted drama Black for its 17 markets. The PCWW Media Group-backed platform is to launch an eight-part Malaysian version of the format, starring popular local stars such as Kamal Adli, Siti Saleha, Nabila Huda and Zoey Rahman. The original Korean series […]

Sky plots 32-acre film and TV studio at Elstree

Sky is developing a 32-acre film and TV studio at North London’s Elstree, set to bring about more than 2,000 jobs and a £3bn ($3.8bn) production investment to the UK creative sector. Sky’s new studio space, called Sky Studios Elstree, comes just months after Netflix set up shop at Shepperton Studios with a 14-stage studio […]

Hulu Japan gets ‘Filthy Rich’ from Newen Distribution

Hulu Japan has bought two seasons of New Zealand family drama Filthy Rich from Newen Distribution. The drama, originally commissioned by New Zealand’s TV2 and produced by Filthy Productions, has already been sold into Hulu out of the US and Fox in the Middle East. The format is also being remade Stateside by Fox. The […]

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