TVNZ’s ‘Down For Love’ heads to Netflix following TVF global sale

Netflix has picked up TVNZ show Down For Love, the dating series that follows people with Down Syndrome as they search for partners. The 5 x 46-minute show is produced by Attitude Pictures and follows ten people living with Down Syndrome on a quest to find love and companionship. Over the course of five episodes, […]

UK’s Channel 4 & TVNZ board Oz obs-doc ‘Police Rescue Australia’

Channel 4-owned FTA-channel More 4 in the UK and TVNZ in New Zealand have struck pre-sale deals for obs-doc series Police Rescue Australia with distributor Hat Trick International. The 6 x 60-minute series, produced by Sydney-based indie Lune Media, will make its premiere on Channel 9 in Australia on 29 May. The action centres on the […]

TVNZ snags Kiwi rights to ‘Love Island’ & extends ITV Studios overall deal

Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has extended its long-standing output deal with ITV Studios and struck an additional deal handing it rights to shows including a new Love Island spin-off.  The output deal covers drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and documentaries, while TVNZ has also secured rights to the UK, Australia and US versions of Love Island, […]

News round-up: Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s ‘First On Scene’; Espresso takes in Canadian doc ‘Cynara’; Bomanbridge unveils MIPTV deals

Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s First On Scene Viaplay, ProSieben and Nine Network in Oz have struck pre-sale deals with Fred Media for its latest series, First On Scene. The show has been produced by WTFN and documents acts caught on camera from America’s bravest news cameramen and women as they capture unexpected real-life […]

Buyers in China, NZ & Japan among 1,000 hours of ITV Studio sales at ATF

Buyers in China, New Zealand and Japan are among those to have picked up more than 1,000 hours of programming from ITV Studios, as the Asia TV Forum moves into its second day. Pumpkin Film in China, Now TV in Hong Kong and TVNZ in New Zealand have taken rights to Nolly, the three-part drama […]

Show of the Week: Kid Sister

New Zealand comedy drama following Lulu, a young Kiwi woman in her prime, but in the Jewish world she is careening towards ‘spinsterhood’. Now on the verge of 30, Lulu’s parent’s attempts at pushing her off the shelf into the arms of a ‘Nice Jewish Boy’ leave her clinging on for dear life. Matters are […]

News round-up: GWR Studios & WeShort strike content pact; TVNZ orders ‘My Kitchen Rules’; OneGate Media to shop Prime’s ‘Deadlock’

GWR Studios & WeShort strike content pact GWR Studios, the newly launched production arm of Guinness World Records, has struck a new content partnership with WeShort, the on-demand entertainment platform dedicated to short-form content. The development agreement will see GWR Studios work with WeShort to create new original short-form series to stream exclusively on WeShort’s […]

Paramount+ UK links with SBS & TVNZ on Buccaneer’s ‘Doll Factory’ drama

Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland has partnered with Australia’s SBS and New Zealand’s TVNZ on an adaptation of Elizabeth Macneal’s novel The Doll Factory. The 6 x 60-minute drama is from Marcella producer Buccaneer Media, with its sibling distribution firm Cineflix Rights selling globally. The series was ordered by Sebastian Cardwell, deputy chief content officer for Paramount […]

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