Christie out, Coupland and Heathcote in as Eyeworks NZ bosses

Ashley Coupland and Greg Heathcote have been appointed joint managing directors of producer and distributor Eyeworks’ Kiwi division. They join as Julie Christie vacates the position of CEO of Eyeworks New Zealand. The company said that Christie will remain connected to the company, working in an unspecified “international creative” role. The producer makes shows including […]

MIPTV News: FremantleMedia takes Cell Block remake to Cannes

The new international arm of FremantleMedia is launching drama series including the Prisoner Cell Block H reworking Wentworth at MIPTV. Wentworth, which comes from FremantleMedia Australia and is based on Prisoner (or Prisoner Cell Block H as it was known in the UK) is set to debut on Foxtel channel SoHo. The 10x60mins series has already pre-sold […]

Hit secures Mike, Thomas sales

Broadcasters in Asia and Australasia have acquired more than 100 hours of Hit Entertainment’s children’s programming, including deals for Mike the Knight and Thomas & Friends. Among the deals secured by Hit’s Hong Kong office, Disney Junior in south east Asia and Hong Kong has snapped up season one of CGI series Mike (52x11mins). New […]

Embarrassing sales for Zodiak

Zodiak Rights has sold fact-ent series Embarrassing Bodies to a raft of broadcasters. Broadcasters including Nine Network (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Discovery Italia (Italy), RTL (Holland), TV2 (Denmark), NRK (Norway), Fox (Finland), and Canal Vie (French Canada) have all bought season six of the series, in which people get medical help for a range of […]

TVNZ buys a package of Endemol shows

Kiwi public broadcaster TVNZ has bought a package of shows from Endemol for its TV1, TV2 and TVNZ U channels. Titles include coming-of-age drama series Puberty Blues and comedy series Happily Divorced and The Spa. The shows will aor on TV1 and TV2. TVNZ also renewed deals for a raft of Endemol titles across various […]

France 2 orders local version of Jimmy McGovern Series Accused

French public broadcast channel France 2 has greenlit a local version of Jimmy McGovern-penned British drama series Accused, TBI has learned. The French show will be made by Troisième Oeil. The French production house already makes shows including Vous Trouvez ça Normal? (You Think this is right?) for France 2. The UK show airs on […]

TVNZ acquires Red Arrow’s Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has struck a deal with Red Arrow International to acquire US reality series Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. TVNZ will run the series, which stars Golden Girls’ White and a fearless band of senior citizens pranking youngsters, on its TV2 network. “TV2 is the home of comedy and we can´t wait […]

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