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ITV orders factual special on Irish baby deaths; RTÉ and Topic onboard

UK comcaster ITV has commissioned a documentary about the Irish mother and baby home scandal that has been in the mainstream news headlines in recent weeks. The factual special, with the working title of The Missing Children, is being co-produced by UK indies True Vision and Nevision and Irish pubcaster RTÉ, in association with First […]

US streamer Topic picks up trio of premium foreign scripted dramas

First Look Media-owned North American streamer Topic has acquired Icelandic political thriller The Minister, Canadian dark comedy Happily Married, and Russian drama An Ordinary Woman, following a deal with UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. Sagafilm’s 8 x 60-minute series The Minister has already appeared on RUV Iceland, DR Denmark, NRK Norway, SVT Sweden, and YLE Finland and stars Ólafur […]

MIPCOM 2019: The Big Deals

As MIPCOM closes its doors after another frenetic market, TBI explores some of the big deals to emerge this year in Cannes. DRAMA With new streamers in town, scripted business was again frisk along the Croisette, with one of those new entrants, Topic, picking up rights to StudioCanal shows Vernon Subutex and Danish comedy drama […]

Exclusive: Disney+ hunts ‘chaste YA’ as SVODs descend on Cannes

The streaming giants are gathering force and playing ball with producers and distributors, with the likes of new SVODs Disney+, HBO Max, Apple Kids and Topic taking Cannes by storm. This edition of MIPCOM was the first at which family-friendly Disney was looking to buy for its streaming service, which will launch on 12 November. […]