TVP joins Globo’s international original

Argentinian pubcaster TVP has come on board Supermax, the original drama Brazil’s TV Globo is making for the international market. Globo announced the series at NATPE, and it marks the Brazilian giant’s first wholly-original Spanish-language effort. Daniel Burman, the Argentine filmmaker behind the Spanish version, has written the series, which Globo will sell internationally. TVP […]

CBC, SVT buy Lanzmann doc

Pubcasters in Europe and North America are the latest to buy Adam Benzine’s documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah. Canadian CBC’s Documentary Channel, Sweden’s SVT, the Netherlands’ VPRO, Finland’s YLE and Poland’s TVP have acquired the 40-minute doc, along with Israel’s Channel 1. They join HBO in the US, ZDF/Arte in France and Germany, […]

Resignations over divisive Polish media law

The EU has said that a controversial new Polish media law, whose introduction led to the protest resignation of top TVP directors over the weekend, could trigger action under its ‘rule of law’ mechanism. Poland’s recently-elected conservative government is bringing media law changes that allow it to make key appointments and remove executives at Polish […]

WDR doping doc finds int’l homes

A German documentary about alleged wide-scale doping among Russian Olympic athletes has sold to seven broadcasters around the world. Top Secret Doping: How Russia Makes its Winners, an in-house doc for German regional pubcaster WDR, has gone to VRT in Belgium, Globo in Brazil, DR in Denmark, Kanal 2 in Estonia, Al Jazeera in the […]

German and Polish pubcasters team for WWII doc

German public broadcaster ZDF and its Polish counterpart TVP are joining forces to make World War II, a two-part documentary that will launch on the 75th anniversary of outbreak of war, which started in 1939 when Hitler’s Germany attacked Poland. ZDF and its commercial arm, ZDF Enterprises will coproduce with TVP’s flagship channel, TVP1. The […]

CEE Euro nets tread The Road to War

Broadcasters across central and eastern Europe have acquired World War I documentary The Road to War from Austria’s ORF Enterprises. Russia’s Channel One, Slovakia’s STV, CYBC and LTV in Cyprus, MTVA in Hungary, Poland’s TVP and Estonia’s ERR have all bought the 1x50mins doc following NATPE Europe in Prague this week. The doc (pictured) is […]

Britain and Poland team for war drama copro

The BBC is teaming with its polish pubcaster equivalent TVP for a second drama coproduction. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, TVP and Polish prodco Apple Film Production will jointly make The Passing Bells. The World War One drama will be penned by Eastenders and Life on Mars scribe Tony Jordan and his […]

Endemol makes Pointless CEE deals

Endemol has sealed finished programme and format deals for its hit UK-originated gameshow Pointless in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Polish pubcaster TVP has ordered a local version of the quiz and a 26-episode Polish version will run on the TVP2 channel starting later this month. PRVA in Serbia has also ordered a local […]

International broadcasters mark the death of Nelson Mandela

International broadcasters have moved swiftly to unveil special programming to mark the death of Nelson Mandela in the early hours of this morning. +++UPDATED DECEMBER 9, WITH A+E AND MTV TRIBUTE PTOGRAMMING South African public broadcaster the SABC said it has deployed special news teams at key points throughout country that it said will bring […]

ORF seals German Screenings deals

ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Austrian pubcaster, has announced a raft of documentary sales in the wake of the 38th German Screenings, which took place in Vienna, Austria, this week. From its respected Universum factual strand Secrets of Bumblebees was acquired by Italian pubcaster Rai and its Polish, Swedish and Slovenian counterparts TVP […]