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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 The long-running studio-based series, which was originally made by WTFN for Australia’s Network Ten, offers a “fresh entertainment spin” on lifestyle […]

Big Brother makes a comeback in Poland & Finland

Endemol Shine Group’s Big Brother is returning to Poland and Finland after a hiatus. ESG has been commissioned by Poland’s original carrier of the show, TVN, to produce a new series which will air in spring 2019 on TVN7. The originals series launched in the country in 2001. Meanwhile, Nelonen Media is onboard for a […]

New Polish law could place strict limit on foreign ownership

Polish politicians from the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party are mulling changes in the country’s media rules that could restrict foreign ownership of media assets to as little as 15%, according to local reports. The PiS government plans to introduce new legislation covering concentration of media ownership in the autumn. According to leading daily […]

Viacom eyes all-cash Scripps takeover

Viacom is reportedly eyeing one of the biggest all-cash takeovers in recent US media history by planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for around US$10.6 billion. According to Reuters, New York-based Viacom is willing to fork out cash to finance the deal, which would add the Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel to a stable […]

Canal+ drama Belfer tops Polish demand list

A local Canal+ drama is the most in-demand series in Poland, according to exclusive new stats. Belfer took more than 1.3 million more average demand expressions than the second-placed Pretty Little Liars last week, the latest TBI-Parrot Analytics In-demand charts reveal. The seriesis a crime drama for pay TV operator Canal+. Its 6.45 million demands […]

Virgin Media adds France 2, TVN & Russian nets

UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has bolstered its offer by securing distribution of channels from France, Poland and Russia. The channels will be offered through the Virgin Worldbox app from today as branded ‘bouquets’, allowing ex-pats to watch programming from their home territories. From France, Liberty Global-owned Virgin will offer public broadcast channels France […]

TVN Media names new board president

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster TVN has appointed Piotr Tyborowicz as president of the board of its sales subsidiary, TVN Media. Tyborowicz, who heads TVN’s ad sales division, takes over from TVN CEO and managing director, Jim Samples, who will now head the firm’s supervisory board. At the same time TVN appointed Piotr Korycki as vice […]

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