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$1.5m presales for Zed’s Annihilation

A doc series that sheds new light on the rise of Hitler has secured US$1.5 million in presales from a variety of broadcasters. Annihilation will broadcast throughout the world in January to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners at Nazi war camps following deals with distributor Zed. Those attached are France […]

News brief: Networks shop for Small Potatoes

ABC4Kids in Australia has acquired a movie based on Meet the Small Potatoes, Little Airplane Productions’ short-form preschool series. Once in Mexico has also acquired the 1x45mins show, while Canadian French-language broadcaster TV5 Quebec has acquired the 26x3mins show. Meet the Small Potatoes is billed as a rock mockumentary and follows four singing potatoes that […]

Dining with the Enemy format goes international

Nordic World has sealed the first international deals for local versions of edgy cooking format Dining with the Enemy. The distributor, which represents the key broadcasters from the Nordic region, sells the TV2 Norway and Gry Winther-produced format internationally. The show has a well-known war correspondent and a top chef host a meal for two […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Russia check in for In Treatment

There will be new seasons of the local versions of In Treatment in Argentina, Canada and Russia after Dori Media inked deals for the scripted show. Dori has also sold the format into Brazil. In Brazil pay TV channel GNT will debut a local adaptation of the show on October 1. Hailing from Israel, where […]