Topic & SBS strike deals for ‘Agatha Christie’s Hjerson’

Global broadcasters and platforms including US streamer Topic and Australia’s SBS have picked up Agatha Christie’s Hjerson, following deals with distributor ZDF Studios. Beyond North America and Australia, ZDF Studios has also licensed the series to VOD platforms Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Deutsche Telekom and Huawei for German speaking territories as well as Germany’s public […]

Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate; Topic takes ‘Catching A Killer’; Netflix Germany, Movistar Plus+ VRT pick up Van Gaal doc

Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has announced the key titles leading its MIPCOM slate this year, including scripted drama Last King Of The Cross. Helium Pictures’ 10 x 60-minute series stars Tim Roth and Lincoln Younes and charts the rise of a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no […]

Exclusive: Topic, HBO Max, SBS Oz buy Russian drama ‘Dead Mountain’

US streamer Topic and HBO Max in Latin America are expanding their Russian drama offerings after striking a deal to acquire noir scripted series Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, with more deals in the works. The show debuted earlier this year on Russia’s Premier.One and is based on the true story of how nine […]

US SVOD Topic acquires ‘The Bridge’

US SVOD platform Topic has acquired all four seasons of Nordic drama The Bridge following a deal with German distributor ZDF Enterprises. The series has also been relicensed to Australian pubcaster SBS TV and was recently sold to Israel’s KAN. The Bridge is a crime thriller which sees police forces from two different countries come […]

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. […]