Viaplay strikes deal with US-base Wiip, including climate anthology series

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has struck a pact that will see shows from US producer Wiip become available on the company’s streamer Viaplay. The “multi-market partnership” will see Wiip shows join Viaplay’s line-up in the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland and the Netherlands. The first show will be The Uninhabitable Earth, a climate change anthology […]

TBI Weekly: How Korea’s wave is changing course

South Korean producers and broadcasters make regular appearances in TBI news but recent deals suggest the country’s content wave could be moving in a new direction, writes Richard Middleton. The Korean wave has been lapping shores in the West for almost a decade now, most notably via K-pop bands like BTS, innovative entertainment formats such as The […]

Korea’s JTBC Studios acquires ‘Mare Of Easttown’ prodco Wiip

The studio division of South Korean pay TV broadcaster JTBC has acquired Wiip, the independent production firm behind recent HBO series Mare Of Easttown. US-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has sold its majority stake in the company to JTBC Studios and will now move to a minority stake, while private equity firm Atwater Capital is exiting […]

Netflix hires ITN’s CEO Anna Mallett for production & appoints overall deals exec

  Netflix has appointed Anna Mallett, the former BBC Studios exec and current ITN CEO, to oversee its production operations, and hired a US-based exec for the streamer’s burgeoning overall deals activity. Mallett becomes VP of physical production and will be based out of London, with a remit across all shows produced in the UK. […]