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Raft of broadcasters buy Gabriel Byrne drama Secret State

Numerous international broadcasters have acquired Secret State, the political drama that stars Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance, TBI has learned. The four-part miniseries is produced by Shameless producer Company Pictures, which is owned by super indie All3Media. Its sales arm, All3Media International, is selling the it internationally and AMC/Sundance Global has taken the show for […]

New French distributor launches with former M6 kids boss

France-based producer Superprod has launched an international sales division, Superights. Morgann Favennec has been hired as deputy managing director and will head up sales and acquisitions activity at the new distributor. She joins from RTL-owned French commercial broadcaster M6 where she was head of kids programming. Prior to that she held roles at Jetix, Disney […]

First Hand scores doc, factual sales

Switzerland-based First Hand Films has scored deals for its documentary and factual content with broadcasters in territories as far apart as Belgium and Australia. Among the deals secured at MIPTV last week, Belgian pubcaster VRT has bought The Secret of Hama, which is a humourous behind-the-scenes look at a struggling Dutch apartment store. Over in […]

Presales sealed for The Jungle Bunch series

A raft of broadcasters have acquired upcoming kids series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue. The 52x11mins animated series is distributed by PGS. It has shopped it to broadcasters including Super RTL (Germany), VRT (Belgium) and Noga (Israel). The TAT Productions-produced show  was commissioned by French public broadcaster France Télévisions. It comes on the heels […]

Broadcasters jump at Felix Baumgartner doc

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired Space Dive, the one-off documentary about Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive. The documentary is distributed by BBC Worldwide. It has shopped it to Belgium (VRT), Denmark (DR), Finland (YLE), Germany (RTL), Holland (VPRO), France (France 4), Russia (Russia 2), Norway (NRK), Singapore (Channel News Asia), Korea (Chosun), Poland (TVP), […]

CNN buys Lance Armstrong exposé

As the scandal surrounding Lance Armstrong’s alleged doping continues to unfold, CNN has bought The World According to Lance, a one-off documentary about the disgraced cyclist. Turner-backed current affairs channel CNN will air the film on its US channel in primetime on Saturday, 27th October. The doc is produced by Australian public broadcast ABC for […]

Zodiak launching Tele Images’ The Ranch at MIPJunior

Zodiak Kids is launching a new animated series at  MIPJunior, The Ranch. From Tele Images, which is part of the Zodiak Media group, the series will debute next month on French commercial broadcaster TF1. It has also been presold in France to Teletoon+ and equestrian channel Equidia Life. In Germany, KI.KA has prebought the 26x26mins […]