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Walter Presents picks up Brazilian titles

Walter Presents, Channel 4’s VOD service dedicated to foreign drama for UK and US, has picked up Globo’s series Merciless and The Hunter. The titles are available on the platform in Portugese with English subtitles. Merciless revolves around a psychopath named Edu who uses all of his charm to hide his real and dark personality. […]

Diaz’s 7A picks up SIC programming

César Díaz’s 7A Media will sell SIC Television programming in Lat Am and the US Hispanic market after striking a distribution deal with the Portuguese free-to-air broadcaster. SIC has been investing more in original production, notably in drama, and 7A will take its new telenovelas to market. New titles include Más que Amor (More than […]

The Story Lab staffs up, opens new offices

Production and distribution group The Story Lab has hired seasoned execs to run new international offices, hired a permanent formats chief, and opened a new office in the UK as part of aggressive expansion plans, TBI has learned. TBI understands that The Story Lab is also looking for an exec to run a new scripted division, […]

Viacom keeps up Lip Sync momentum

Viacom’s popular entertainment format Lip Sync Battle has sold to six new territories. Season one of the original US version of the show, in which celebrities impersonate music stars, has gone to TV2 in Norway, 365 Media in Iceland, Media Works in New Zealand, SIC in Portugal, Kanal 2 in Estonia and DBS in Israel. […]

AMC, Discovery Lat Am score Cineflix shows

AMC Networks Iberia and Discovery Networks Latin America are among buyers of programming from UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. AMCN Iberia’s deal, which covers Spain and Portugal, hands the broadcaster the 10x30mins Angry Planet (pictured), Battle Factory, Ocean Vet and 1,000 Days For the Planet. AMCN Latin America has also tapped Cineflix for new content. It […]

Nat Geo buys Cindy Crawford eye hospital doc

National Geographic Channels International is among buyers of The Hospital in the Sky, a documentary featuring supermodel Cindy Crawford and about a mobile training hospital. SBS One in Australia, Choice TV in New Zealand, SIC CARAS in Portugal, BTV in Bulgaria, HRT in Croatia and ABS-CBN in the Philippines have also acquired the 1x60mins documentary. […]

Fox orders Relativity’s Home Free

US broadcast net Fox has ordered a new home renovation competition series Home Free and Electus will sell it internationally. Relativity Television is making the series and its CEO, Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), will exec produce. In the series, which will debut in late July on Fox, nine couples compete to restore a […]

Chipmunks sell out in Europe

The new Alvin and the Chipmunks animated series, Alvinnn!! and the Chipmunks, has been acquired by Italian kids channel K2 and free-to-air broadcasters RTBF in Belgium and SIC in Portugal. The latest deals for the PGS Entertainment-distributed series mean it has now sold into all of Europe’s major territories ahead of its launch next year. […]

New Dragons’ Den remakes in Europe, Africa

Broadcasters in Sweden, Portugal and South Africa are launching their own versions of the Sony-distributed business formats Dragons’ Den. In Sweden, Viasat-owned TV8 has ordered a 10-part run that will be known locally as Draknästet, with ITV Studios Nordic producing. In Portugal, Take & Sound Productions is producing a local run for commercial broadcaster SIC […]

Ovation embraces Wall of Sound

US arts cable channel Ovation has bought weekly music magazine series Wall of Sound from Netherlands-based international distributor FCCE. The series features news stories, album reviews, exclusive interviews and chart countdowns. Besides heading to Ovation, it has also been picked up by SIC in Portugal, Viacom 18 in India and broadcasters in the Middle East […]