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BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

Buyers queue up for Grizzy and the Lemmings

The first free TV sales of French CGI toon Grizzy and the Lemmings have been completed, with a raft of European broadcasters coming on board the Hari International show. Super RTL in Germany, VRT in Belgium, NPO in the Netherlands, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, RUV in Iceland and Puls TV in Poland have […]

Benelux nets look fowards to This Time Next Year

Deals for hot UK format This Time Next Year don’t appear to be slowing as 2017 gets underway. RTL in Holland and VRT in Belgium have commissioned local versions of the show, which Twofour Rights sells internationally. The series was the objectively the breakout format of 2016, with a majority of executives polled in TBI’s […]

Orange Smarty claims £250k in post-MIPCOM deals

UK indie distributor Orange Smarty has sold a 50-hour package of programming to Foxtel and inked several deals for A Place in the Sun (pictured) amid a flurry of deals struck at MIPCOM and in the weeks since the market. It said the deals were worth £250,000 (US$310,000). Former Electric Sky exec Karen Young set up […]

VRT bags StudioCanal drama package

Belgium’s VRT has acquired a three-title drama package from Europe-based distributor StudioCanal. The agreement hands the Flemish-speaking public network Midnight Sun, The Five and Crossing Lines season three. Midnight Sun will begin on VRT’s network Canvas, which has played similar Scandinavian noirs since 2006, in 2017. The series was originally for Canal+ in France and […]

Founder leaves Flemish Primitives formats firm

Sue Green, the founder and managing director of The New Flemish Primitives, is today leaving the Belgium-based distributor, TBI has learned. She launched the company in 2011, but exits after five and a half years after making what she described as “not a particularly easy decision”. Her next move is not known. “It has truly […]

Federation opens The Bureau ahead of MIP

Federation Entertainment has sold Canal+ spy drama The Bureau to a raft of broadcasters before taking the series to Cannes next week. Belgium’s VRT, Sweden’s SVT and Portugal’s RTP have all picked up the first and second season of the drama series. Kiwi channel Rialto has also bought both seasons on the show. In Germany, […]

Retooled Bob lands global homes

France 5 and Turner Broadcasting System in the UK are among buyers of the rebooted Bob the Builder animated series. [email protected] in the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, Rai Yoyo in Italy, E-TV in South Africa, MiniMini in Poland, RTÉ in Ireland and Hop! in Israel have all acquired the show, which has already launched on […]

NHK buys BBC One Agatha Christie drama

Japanese pubcaster NHK is one of a batch of networks to acquire BBC One period drama Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime from distributor All3Media International. NHK will launch the 6x60mins on its main terrestrial channel and follows agreements with the ABC in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, BBC Worldwide Channels for pan-Africa, TV2 in Norway, […]

Scripps, VRT buy Travel Channel’s Breaking Borders

Scripps Networks Asia Pacific and Belgium’s VRT have acquired the US version of TV2 conflict zone cuisine series Breaking Borders. The pair have bought the show from distributor Nordic World, whose parent, TV2, originally developed the format as Dining with the Enemy with documentary maker Gry Winther. The format sees a well-known local war correspondent […]