Roots planted in 50 territories

The remake of epic miniseries Roots has sold into 50 territories. Distributor A+E Networks has closed deals in five continents: Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. The buyers are SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand; Thai PBS, D’Live in South Korea, Atresmedia for Spanish linear TV and HBO for SVOD; HBO Europe for […]

Twofour racks up Oz and Kiwi sales

UK-based Twofour Rights has shopped a raft of programming to buyers in Australia and New Zealand. Free TV net Nine has bought Indus Films-produced Feeding the Super Rich and Feeding The Super Rich Christmas special and Boomerang-produced one-off fact-ent show Million Pound Movers. Pay TV outfit Foxtel has acquired Alex Polizzi shows Alex Polizzi’s Secret […]

Sky Living checks NBC’s Blindspot

UK pay TV channel has acquired new season NBC mystery drama Blindspot from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The show launched strongly to 10.6 million viewers (a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo) this week, benefiting from lead-in from singing competition show The Voice. Blindspot was well-received at the LA Screenings earlier this year. It […]

TVNZ stocks up on US drama

Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ has unveiled its new season line-up, revealing a raft of US series pick-ups. The free-to-air broadcaster has bought The Muppets from Disney Media Distribution. The series, which launches on ABC in the US this fall, was one of the buzziest from this year’s LA Screenings. Also from Disney, TVNZ has The Catch […]

News brief: French Turner channel gets Ace

Boing, one of Turner Broadcasting’s French kids channels, has acquired 9 Story Media Group toon Get Ace. 9 Story coproduces the Network Ten series with Australia’s Galaxy Pop, with a second season recently greenlit. ABC in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, TVE in Spain, E-Junior in UAE and Zoom in Israel have previous buyers of […]

Sky, Scandi nets join Attenborough’s Conquest

Sky’s Italian business and a pair of Scandinavian pubcasters have acquired David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies from the UK’s Atantic Productions. Following the deals, the 3x60mins doc series, which looks at the beauty and science of flight, will air on Italian pay TV and on NRK in Norway and SVT in Sweden. ABC in Australia […]

France Télévisions, Clan make Doozers play

France Télévisions and Spain’s TVE Clan are among buyers of The Jim Henson Company cartoon Doozers. Dreamia in Portugal and another Spanish network, AMC Networks International-owned Canal Panda, have also bought show in Europe, while the Okto channel in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand have also acquired it. In Israel, kids channel Hop! has […]

Foxtel, Seven, ABC feel factual Passion

Major Australian television groups have acquired content from Passion Distribution. Pay TV operator Foxtel has bought 200 hours, including Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Sea (pictured). Pubcaster the ABC has taken docs such as Britain’s Poshest Nannies and The Batman Shootings. Seven network, meanwhile, has taken shows such as World’s Angriest, while Nine Network has […]

Nets buy Bejuba!’s Buzz Bumble

A trio of broadcasters have acquired Bejuba! Entertainment-sold animated comedy Buzz Bumble. In the UK kids channel Pop, part of the Sony Pictures Television Networks-owned CSC Media Group, has acquired the Nine Network Australia-commissioned show, with Israel’s Zoom and TVNZ in New Zealand also buying. The show is follows the titular Buzz Bumble and his […]

French telco tracks down BBC’s Intruders

French telco operator OCS has acquired the BBC’s new mystery drama Intruders following MIPCOM. The 8x43mins series, penned by horror writer and producer Glen Morgan, comes from the UK’s BBC Two, US cable net BBC America and LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, distributes it and has closed the sale following […]