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Deals round-up: Flame snags Attenborough rights; Will & Kate travel with Cineflix; ZDFE preps ‘Our Continents’ for the world

Flame to sell Attenborough’s Life In Colour globally Australia’s Flame Distribution has taken global sales rights outside of the UK to three-part natural history docuseries Life in Colour With David Attenborough. The show, from Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures, uses ground-breaking technology to reveal how animals use colour, with Attenborough travelling to locations including the […]

Exclusive: ‘Bake Off Junior’ travels across Europe following BBCS deals

Netherlands-based NPO3, SBS in Belgium and DR in Denmark have snagged format rights to BBC Studios’ cookery show Bake Off Junior. The deals, which emerged on the second day of BBCS’s virtual Showcase event, will see the format remade for NPO’s kids block Zapp and were among a raft of agreements struck by BBC Studios Distribution […]

Crave, TV4, Discovery make room for ‘Framing Britney Spears’ doc

Canadian streamer Crave, TV4 in Sweden and Discovery in Italy are among those to have snagged rights to Framing Britney Spears, the FX and Hulu doc that debuted earlier this month. The 1 x 75-minute doc, which is produced by The New York Times and Red Arrow Studios-owned Left/Right, was directed by Samantha Stark and premiered […]

Sweden’s TV4 orders Minnow format ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins” from Banijay’s Jarowskij

Swedish broadcaster TV4 has ordered a local version of Banijay’s format SAS: Who Dares Wins. The eight-part remake is being produced by Banijay’s Swedish label Jarowskij and will see 18 civilian volunteers participate in a Special Forces training camp, supervised by four former instructors. It was originally created by UK production company Minnow Films and […]

Canadian drama ‘Hudson & Rex’ finds home in UK, Nordics & Spain

UKTV’s Alibi, TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark and Forta in Spain have picked up the English-language version of cop drama Hudson & Rex. The police series is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions, in association with Canada’s CityTV and Beta Film, which distributes globally. It is the first English-language adaptation of the European scripted […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

TBI Formats: What next for IP creators in a world of diminishing returns?

The format business is unlike any other part of the TV sector. The right idea can keep a company afloat for years or even decades after it was first thought up – and what works for one country often works for another. That means repeat customers in multiple markets over the long-term, all derived from […]

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