HBO Europe, Starzplay and more take coming-of-age drama ‘We Are Who We Are’ global

Broadcasters and platforms across the world have acquired Luca Guadagnino’s eight-part drama We Are Who We Are, following a slew of deals with distributor Fremantle. The series has travelled to 133 territories in total, with agreements struck with M-Net for South Africa, HBO Europe for the Nordics, Spain, Portugal and CEE, HBO for Latin America and the […]

Kids round-up: Nick LatAm teams with Bala and Nature Conservancy; Baratunde Thurston to deliver Kidscreen keynote; WHO launches Covid shorts on Spacetoon

Nick LatAm teams with Bala and Nature Conservancy on digital series Nickelodeon Latin America has launched Planeta Bala, a new environmentally focused original digital format show, made in partnership with global conservation group The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The 20-episode series, which is hosted by singer/songwriter and social media star, Bala, has been created and produced […]

News round-up: ‘Model Railway’ goes Dutch; Sky scores Liverpool FC doc; South Africa opens ‘Love Island’; Oz Directors’ Guild hire

Great Model Railway Challenge leads to Netherlands NPO Max in the Netherlands has optioned rights for a local remake of The Great Model Railway Challenge, following a deal with distributor Silverlining Rights. The format was sold to MGM-backed prodco Concept Street last month and NPO has now optioned a Dutch version of the show, which was […]

Drama round-up: ‘Romulus’ expands into new territories; Lookout Point options ‘Big Girl Small Town’; France Télévisions sees ‘Little Coincidences’

‘Romulus’ expands into new territories Broadcasters in Germany, Russia and Greece have acquired historical epic Romulus in pre-launch sales deals with ITV Studios that extend the series reach to 44 territories. Produced by ITV Studios-owned Cattleya, Sky and Groenlandia, the Latin-language drama has been acquired by Deutsche Telekom for its MagentaTV OTT service in Germany, […]

Sky strikes kids content pact with NBCU sibling DreamWorks

Sky has struck a deal with fellow Comcast-owned NBCUniversal (NBCU) that will see a raft of kids animation from its DreamWorks operation being made available to UK customers, following the end of the pay TV operator’s content pact with Disney. Starting in late October, hundreds of hours of animated series will become available on the Sky […]

TBI Weekly: What MIPCOM Online+ delivered this week

It has been a MIPCOM like no other and yet despite the lack of rosé and late-night gossiping on the Croisette, distributors and buyers still came together – with numerous deals emerging over the past five days. Here, TBI reflects on some of the key pick-ups to have been revealed over the week and explores […]

Chinese Covid-19 drama sells to UK’s Sky amid global deals

Sky in the UK is among operators to have picked up a Chinese drama exploring Covid-19. Heroes In Harm’s Way has been produced by China Media Group and aired on parent broadcaster China Radio, Film & Television Programs Exchanging Center (CITVC) earlier this month. The show, which follows individuals who work to combat the spread […]