Acorn TV & TVNZ spend a second season ‘Under The Vines’

AMC Networks-owned SVOD service Acorn TV and New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ have renewed romantic comedy series Under The Vines for a second season. The sophomore order comes just over a week since the New Zealand comedy made its season one premiere on the US streamer and head of its early 2022 debut on TVNZ 1. […]

TVNZ & Canada’s BGM search for Rabbit Film’s ‘ Most Endangered Species’ format

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has ordered a local version of factual entertainment format The Most Endangered Species With WWF from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The local version will be titled New Zealand’s Most Endangered Species, and the 6 x 60-minute series is being produced by Warner Bros. International TV Production New Zealand […]

Sales round-up: SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights; Oz drama ‘RFDS’ flies worldwide

SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired exclusive AVOD rights to Czech crime thriller Rats, following a deal with distributor GoQuest Media. Produced by Heaven’s Gate, the 6 x 55-minute series is based on true stories and made in collaboration with the National Anti-Drug Centre (DEA) of the Czech Republic. The thriller was […]

Mola TV, SBS, TVNZ ink Keshet drama deals

Broadcasters and streamers across Asia, Australia and New Zealand have picked up a raft of scripted series following deals with distributor Keshet International. Mola TV has acquired several shows for its Indonesian OTT and pay-TV service, including the first sale for Emmay Entertainment’s Bandi Yuddh Ke (aka Prisoners Of War India). The 110 x 30-minute […]

‘Little Birds’ flies to Starzplay & more in global deals

Starz-owned streamer Starzplay is among a host of global platforms and broadcasters that have picked up UK-based Warp Films-produced drama Little Birds, following deals with distributor ITV Studios. The international streamer has picked up the six-part drama series in a multi-territory deal for Belgium, Brazil, France, Luxembourg, Spain, French-speaking Switzerland, the Netherlands and Latin America. […]

Commission round-up: Acorn TV & TVNZ order vineyard drama; Talpa’s ‘Marble Mania’ rolls into Germany; NHK reveals 8K Westside Story; ITV gets walking

Acorn TV & TVNZ reveal romcom order AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and TVNZ have joined up to co-commission a New Zealand romantic comedy. Under The Vines is being produced by Libertine Pictures and EQ Media Group, and has been created and co-written by Erin White. The six-part series stars Rebecca Gibney (Wanted) and Charles Edwards (The […]

TVNZ dives into mental health with local version of Oz ‘Man Up’ format

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has greenlit a local version of Movember’s Man Up format. Wellington-based Gibson Group is producing the new version of the format, titled Man Enough, which is distributed by TVF International, with the 2 x 44-minute series due to air later this month of TVNZ 1. Man Enough is being launched globally […]

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