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Nordic World seals indie first-look deals

Nordic World has agreed first-look deals with four indie producers in Denmark and Sweden. The distributor, which is owned by Nordic broadcasters TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden, has sealed agreements with STV and Doceye in Denmark, OTW in Sweden and Feelgood in Norway. Following the signing of the deals, Nordic World will sell the producers’ […]

ORF seals German Screenings deals

ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Austrian pubcaster, has announced a raft of documentary sales in the wake of the 38th German Screenings, which took place in Vienna, Austria, this week. From its respected Universum factual strand Secrets of Bumblebees was acquired by Italian pubcaster Rai and its Polish, Swedish and Slovenian counterparts TVP […]

Viewpoint: bringing a classic format into the digital era

DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson on how classic UK gameshow Catch Phrase was rebooted for a 2013 audience. Today’s tech savvy audiences are increasingly multi-screening and interacting with TV content in different ways, which means the opportunities for development and innovation are broader than ever before. At DRG, having a digital strategy […]

News brief: French primetime format set for Euro remakes

Producers in the Netherlands and Denmark are optioning Can’t Stop Media’s French primetime format Angels of Reality. Zodiak Netherlands and STV in Denmark have taken the show, which La Grosse Equipe produces for NRJ12 in France. Matthieu Porte’s Can’t Stop has worldwide rights. The format, which sees local celebrities try to make it in the […]

Ofcom awards more local UK TV licenses

Ofcom has awarded local digital-terrestrial TV licences for Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland. The licences were awarded respectively to Glasgow Television and Edinburgh Television, both backed by Scottish commercial broadcaster STV. In May last year, Ofcom invited applications to run local TV services in 21 local areas. In total, 57 applications were received to run […]

Kinetic and STV developing National Treasures

Kinetic Content and STV Productions are making National Treasures, a new fact-ent format for UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4. Kinetic, which is part of the Red Arrow group, created the format and Red Arrow International will sell it internationally. The US producer teamed with 4Rights, the rights exploitation arm of Channel 4 to develop the […]

Ovation comes on board TV adaptation of Ian Rankin novel, Doors Open

US cable channel Ovation has become a coproduction partner on Doors Open, the upcoming TV adaptation of the Ian Rankin novel. Ovation will coproduce with BBC Worldwide and Sprout Pictures, the production company owned by Stephen Fry, who will also star in the TV movie. Worldwide will distribute the show, which will debut on ITV1 […]