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Discovery acquires sex therapy doc

Discovery Fit and Health in the US is among the buyers of Real 40 Year Old Virgins, a documentary about a pair of adults taking sex therapy classes as they prepare to lose their virginity. Australia’s ABC, RTL2 in Germany, Norway’s TV Norge, TV2 in Denmark, SBS in the Netherlands, VMMa in Belgium and Discovery’s […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Beyonce concert to broadcast in 150 territories

A concert in aid of female empowerment starring singer Beyoncé Knowles will broadcast in 150 territories, it has been confirmed. The Sound of Change concert on June 1 will see former Destiny’s Child star Beyoncé (left) joined by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Ellie Goulding, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu among the presenters. […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Özlem Özsümbül, Kanal D

Özlem Özsümbül is head of sales and acquisitons at Kanal D. With a shopping list covering series and movies, the Screenings is a key part of the year, she tells TBI. Which channel or channels are you buying content for? We have two teams for two TV stations, Kanl D and TV2   What is […]

News brief: Banijay’s Stars in Danger dives into Denmark

Banijay International has shopped its Stars in Danger: The High Dive series to TV3 in Denmark. The Danish free-to-air broadcaster will air a four-episode version of the series, which has proved popular in international markets. TV3 will air its version in a primetime slot in its autumn schedule. In Scandinavia, the format has already been […]

Raft of broadcasters buy Gabriel Byrne drama Secret State

Numerous international broadcasters have acquired Secret State, the political drama that stars Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance, TBI has learned. The four-part miniseries is produced by Shameless producer Company Pictures, which is owned by super indie All3Media. Its sales arm, All3Media International, is selling the it internationally and AMC/Sundance Global has taken the show for […]

MTG Studios options Scandi formats in France, UK and Germany

MTG Studios’ has secured options for key formats from its production company Strix, with producers in the UK, France and Germany and a commission in Finland. Maverick, the All3Media-owned producer of Embarrassing Bodies has optioned My Best Friend in which dogs are found new owners. Maverick’s Stephan Fleahy said: “My Best Friend is exactly the […]

Broadcasters flock to A+E’s Duck Dynasty

Broadcasters in Europe, Asia and North America have acquired A+E Networks’ series Duck Dynasty. The Gurney Productions-produced show has been licensed to TV3 in Denmark, TV5 in Finland, Pro4 in Hungary, Veronica in the Netherlands, Kanal 9 in Sweden, TV2 in Norway, Mediacorp in Singapore, OLN in Canada, and Ztélé in French-speaking Canada. Duck Dynasty […]

Banijay renews format distribution deal with DR

DR and Banijay International have renewed their formats distribution deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Banijay sells DR formats internationally. In the wake of renewing the agreement, the distributor said that it had sold DR format Whack ‘n Munch into Norway, with commercial broadcaster TV2 inking a deal for a local version. The show […]

Zodiak reels in Minnow for first-look

Zodiak Rights has inked a first-look deal with UK indie producer Minnow Films. The distributor will sell its shows internationally, starting at MIPTV next month. Minnow was founded in 2006 by filmmaker Morgan Matthews. The first programmes to come under the deal from the Minnow Films include one-off doc Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline, […]