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Non-English drama streamer Walter Presents lands in New Zealand

Non-English language scripted streamer Walter Presents has come to New Zealand through state broadcaster TVNZ’s OnDemand service. Effective immediately, with more than 250 hours of non-English language scripted content to be added over the next six months, the programming will be made exclusively available through a dedicated Walter Presents section on the TVNZ OnDemand homepage. […]

TBI Special Report Part Two: An adapted marketplace for buyers and sellers

Streamers and broadcasters face the unenviable task of delivering fewer shows to bigger audiences with less money to spend on production and acquisition. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton explore how they are weathering this uncertain time – and the steps some are taking to keep content rolling and viewers engaged. Few sectors of the economy […]

TBI Weekly: How buyers are reacting to the Covid-19 crisis

All this week, TBI has been hearing from buyers around the world about the ramifications of Covid-19 on their acquisition strategies and scheduling conundrums. Here are five key takeaways. Buying time With production halted on most shows, broadcasters have been trying to maximise programming they have in the can – with the UK’s ITV and […]

Exclusive: How are int’l buyers working around Covid-19?

The way that we all work has changed. Most of you will be reading this while stuck at home. But the international content industry is still in operation and it is adapting in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. In this new series of interviews, TBI hears from buyers from across the world to learn […]

Factual round-up: TVF tackles Coronavirus; Reelz marks VIS UK first; Red Arrow, Blue Ant add to slate

TVF working on Coronavirus specials UK-based independent distributor TVF International is working on two investigative specials from Channel NewsAsia about the Coronavirus. Current affairs special Coronavirus: The Silent Killer (1 x 48-minutes) investigates the origins and global spread of the virus and assesses the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak. Bild in Germany, Al Jazeera […]

YLE, SVT, TV2 among buyers acquiring BBC Studios’ Mallorca Files

YLE in Finland, Sweden’s SVT and AXN Mystery in Japan are among international buyers of BBC Studios’ forthcoming feel-good crime drama The Mallorca Files. The show was the first production greenlit for Cosmopolitan Pictures, the prodco founded by former BBC Studios drama boss Ben Donald in 2014, and has been created with Clerkenwell Films. The […]

Discovery swoops for Zig Zag’s ‘Killing Michael Jackson’

Discovery Networks has picked up Zig Zag Productions’ Killing Michael Jackson for the UK, Italy, Germany and the Nordics.  The global business will also launch the hour-long film, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Jackson’s death by exploring circumstances around his passing and its aftermath, on its free-to-air channel Quest Red in the UK. The doc […]

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