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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. Z@pplin 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 […]

Euro nets make First Hand plays

Four European broadcasters are among buyers of documentary programming from Switzerland-based First Hand Films. VRT in Belgium has taken the 1x56mins Ida’s Diary, which is about a troubled Norwegian woman that keeps a video diary. Estonia’s ERR bought the 3x52mins Faith Love Desire and 1x57mins And Who Taught You to Drive?, meanwhile. Latvian TV took […]

Turner plays to Monster’s Jungle Beat

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired Monster Entertainment-sold non-verbal kids toon Jungle Beat for its Boomerang channel in various European territories. The third season of the 13x7mins show, which comes from South Africa’s Sunrise Productions, will debut on Boomerang in the third quarter of this year in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region and eastern Europe. […]

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 […]

Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

Broadcasters take Depeche Mode on tour

A raft of broadcasters have acquired a Depeche Mode live concert film. Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin has been picked up by pay broadcasters Sky in the UK, Canal Satellite Digital in Spain, Polsat in Poland, DirecTV Latin America and Globosat in Brazil. Free-to-air broadcasters that have bought the film, which was directed by Anton […]

New Witnesses come forwards in Europe

More channel groups in Europe have acquired French drama Witnesses from Newen Distribution. Following a recent deal with Channel 4 in the UK, Newen has sold the show to Belgium’s RTBF, Telenet and VRT in the territory’s various language regions; Norway’s NRK2; and Germany’s RTL Crime. Newen says the series represents just the second time […]