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News round-up: ‘Grandpa’ travels to Australia; Fauna brings ‘True’ to Turkey; Eccho shops K-drama duo

‘Grandpa’ travels to Australia National Indigenous Television (NITV), a division of SBS Australia, has acquired UK children’s series The World According To Grandpa for its new kids AVOD platform NITV Jarjums, following a deal with distributor Beyond Rights. Produced by Saffron Cherry Productions for the UK comcaster Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the series was created and […]

Poland opens path for state-controlled TVN24 with media reforms

Poland has passed a controversial new media law which has the potential for major curbs on freedom of speech in the country. The new law, which was approved by Polish MPs on Wednesday, has been heavily criticised as curbing media freedom. In particular, it prevents companies from outside the European Economic Area from holding a […]

Korea’s Studio Dragon drama trio land sales & remakes

Three Korean drama series, all produced by Seoul-based Studio Dragon, are headed to Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, with a trio of remakes and sales negotiated by parent company CJ ENM. Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV has acquired the occult series The Cursed, which premiered on South Korean network TVN last year, with the show to […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

Walter Presents takes trio of Polish dramas from Discovery’s TVN

Global drama streamer Walter Presents has struck a three-year deal for almost 30 hours of programming from Discovery-owned Polish broadcaster TVN. Viewer in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand will be able to watch Polish shows including legal drama The Disappearance (Chyłka), which is based on novelist Remigiusz Mróz’s novel and tracks a […]

Korea’s tvN commits to ‘Cash Back’ from CJENM & Bunim Murray

South Korean network tvN has ordered a full season of Cash Back, the gameshow format co-produced by the network’s parent CJENM and Banijay’s US-based Bunim/Murray Productions. The studio-based physical format, which was piloted earlier this year on tvN, has been handed a six-episode run and is set to launch later this month. It is sold […]

Skydance TV adapts Korean drama ‘Hotel Del Luna’ from ‘Parasite’ prodco CJENM

Altered Carbon prodco Skydance Television has partnered with the South Korean firm behind 2019 feature hit Parasite to develop a TV series based on Asian fantasy drama Hotel Del Luna. Skydance, which launched its TV division in 2013, is working with Korea’s CJ ENM and its subsidiary Studio Dragon to “reimagine” the IP for a global […]

ITV Studios snags second window sales for ‘Bodyguard’

ITV Studios (ITVS) has struck a raft of deals for its scripted series including Jed Mercurio’s crime hit Bodyguard, as Covid-19 drives up demand for second window rights. The six-part show, from ITVS-owned World Productions, was first available in 2018 via the UK’s BBC and Netflix elsewhere but has now been picked up by Seven […]

News round-up: Oz ‘Living Room’ travels to US; CJ ENM & Bunim/Murray format deal; ZDF snags Covid-19 series

Dabl steps into WTFN’s ‘Living Room‘ WTFN-produced The Living Room is headed to the US on CBS-owned digital lifestyle network Dabl, thanks to a 120-hour content deal negotiated by Australia’s WTFN-owned distributor Fred Media. The long-running studio-based series, which was originally made by WTFN for Australia’s Network Ten, offers a “fresh entertainment spin” on lifestyle […]

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