Round-up: SBS & Vice Media renew partnership; Viasat World & ZDFE strike factual deal; TVF International strikes first-look with Attitude Pictures

SBS & Vice Media renew partnership Australian broadcaster SBS has renewed its content partnership with Vice Media Group, with new programming for its SBS Viceland TV channel and SBS digital platforms. The agreement includes more than 1,000 hours of Vice Media Group content, with exclusive access to more than 600 hours of new, original programming. […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

Dealing with Covid-19: Five lessons from a virtual market

Over the coming months, TBI will be running a series of articles exploring how the international content industry is dealing with the challenges of Covid-19. We will explore how businesses are adapting and overcoming the problems posed, with timely and useful insights from producers, distributors, streamers and broadcasters. We kick off with Bethan Corney, MD, […]

News round-up: ProgramBuyer names FNG alum as head of sales; Silverlining sells orgasm doc; StarzPlay adds ‘The Great’

ProgramBuyer appoints ex-Fox Networks Group exec Online distribution outfit ProgramBuyer has named Nina Bareta as its first head of sales. Bareta, a former senior sales manager at Fox Networks Group Content Distribution, had been consulting with ProgramBuyer but will now take up a full-time role driving both distribution and buyer numbers. She joins co-founders Roz […]

Silverlining hires ex-History UK exec as acquisitions head

UK factual company Silverlining has appointed Rachel Job, former director of programming for A+E Networks’ History and H2 channels, to the newly created role of director of acquisitions. Effective immediately, Job’s responsibilities will be based in London where she will source content for Silverlining’s distribution business and work alongside founder Bethan Corney to broker coproduction […]