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News round-up: Global sales for Euro-thrillers; Portugal’s SIC acquires ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ format; Finland’s YLE gets ‘Pretty & Single’ and more…

Euro-thrillers head to Netflix and others in global sales Global streamer Netflix and broadcasters around the world have picked up thrillers The Twelve and Amsterdam Vice, following a raft of sales agreements with Federation Entertainment. The 10 x 52-minute Belgian psychological thriller The Twelve was produced by Eyeworks, part of the Warner Bros group, for […]

Drive sells more than 50 hours of factual content worldwide

Multiple networks in Europe and Australasia have picked up a range of factual content after UK distributor Drive sold more than 50 hours of programming. Seven Network in Australia and TopTV in New Zealand have both picked up The Restoration Workshop, a 10 x 60-minute series produced by Middlechild for UKTV’s Yesterday channel, following antiques dealer and expert restorer Gary Wallis as he […]

Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

BBC Brit, YLE among int’l networks to strike factual deals with Keshet International

BBC Brit and YLE in Finland are among broadcasters to have picked up shows from Israeli distributor Keshet International, which has struck a raft of factual deals around the world. Reggie Yates Meets World (4 x 60 minutes), from Flicker Productions, examines issues affecting young people today and has been acquired by YLE in Finland […]

News round-up: Sky extends ‘Bulletproof’, orders AI game; Spain secures more Turkish drama; Indian remake for Israel YA drama

Sky extends Bulletproof, orders AI game version Sky has ordered a three-part special based on its Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters-fronted drama Bulletproof, with an “immersive” game powered by artifical intelligence (AI) also in the works. UK-based Vertigo Films is producing the three-part special, which will air on Sky One and its on demand service […]

Sky Arts, Hulu, SBS acquire Margaret Atwood doc from Kew Media

Sky Arts in the UK, US streamer Hulu and SBS in Australia are among buyers of a documentary about Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel The Testaments. Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word is Power (1 x 92 minutes and 1 x 78 minutes) follows the famous […]

YLE, SVT, TV2 among buyers acquiring BBC Studios’ Mallorca Files

YLE in Finland, Sweden’s SVT and AXN Mystery in Japan are among international buyers of BBC Studios’ forthcoming feel-good crime drama The Mallorca Files. The show was the first production greenlit for Cosmopolitan Pictures, the prodco founded by former BBC Studios drama boss Ben Donald in 2014, and has been created with Clerkenwell Films. The […]

Conecta Fiction: Flipping the script

In June, the Spanish city of Pamplona-Iruña will host the third edition of Conecta Fiction, a four-day annual event where the creativity, financing and co-production of scripted TV will take centre stage. Andy Fry reports Explaining why Conecta Fiction adds value to what is already a packed schedule of markets and networking events, its director […]

Magnify scores first scripted format deal with YLE’s ‘Mental’

Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media has struck its first scripted format deal, selling Mental into France Télévisions’ VOD platform Slash, with a 10 x 23-minute series set to go into production in May with delivery this Autumn. The original series is produced by It’s Alive Productions and Finland’s state broadcaster YLE. The French adaptation is a co-production from Paris-based Black Sheep Films and […]

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