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BBC buys Swedish drama

UK pubcaster the BBC has bought another foreign-language drama for BBC Four, picking up Swedish series Modus. The eight-part drama follows an FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik as she returns to her native Sweden for family reasons. BBC Four continues to build on its reputation for acquiring the best in international drama with Modus; an […]

TF1, Channel 5 experience 10.0 Earthquake

France’s TF1 and Channel 5 in the UK have bought disaster movie 10.0 Earthquake. They have acquired the film, which a devastating earthquake in LA that follows deep fracking, from LA-based MarVista Entertainment. Other buyers are Spain’s Mediaset, LNK in Lithuania, Hollywood Movie Channel in Taiwan, V in French-speaking Canada and FTV Prime in Czech […]

RTL checks into Banijay’s Sex Academy

RTL5 in the Netherlands has ordered a local version of the Sex Academy format. The show was created by TV2 in Denmark and is distributed internationally by Banijay International. In the series ordinary couples check into the titular Academy and are schooled on topics including the importance of foreplay, different sexual positions and role-playing. They […]

News brief: Red Arrow cuts TV movie deal with Canada’s V

French-language Canadian broadcaster V has inked a deal with distributor Red Arrow International for a raft of Larry Levinson TV movies. Levinson Productions has made over 200 TV movies for the major US broadcast and cable nets. The Canadian deal is an extension of an existing agreement between V and Red Arrow, which reps the […]

ITV’s Mr. Selfridge shopped to Canuck net

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a batch of deals with Canadian broadcasters, including one for its retail-themed drama Mr. Selfridge. Zoomer Media-owned Vision TV has acquired the 1x90mins+9x60mins season one of Selfridge, plus the upcoming 10x60mins season two. The show stars Jeremy Piven as the American-born UK retail magnate who launched the iconic Selfridges store […]

Banijay and Eyeworks announce new deals for diving shows

Banijay and Eyeworks have both sealed new deals for their respective diving formats Stars in Danger: High Diving and Celebrity Splash. Banijay International has inked a deal with Ambra Multimedia and the Italian producer will make a local version of Stars in Danger: High Diving (pictured) for Mediaset. Which of Mediaset’s Italian channels will air […]