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TV4 recruits Finnish Nurses for format

Swedish commercial channel TV4 is to remake Finnish drama Nurses following a deal with distributor Eccho Rights. The resulting series will be TV4’s first medical drama. The commission is for two seasons, with the show known locally at Syrror and launching in the autumn. This comes after Eccho, which represents the Yellow Films & Television-created […]

Hoho plots Grid partnership

UK kids firm Hoho Entertainment has entered into a coproduction agreement with Belgium indie counterpart Grid Animation. The pair will create 26 five-minute vlog for multimedia girls fashion brand Mimi and Bibi, which Waybuloo and Wissper creator Dan Good originated. The shortform episodes will air on UK tween site Totally Tween, with Hoho looking to […]

CBC, SVT buy Lanzmann doc

Pubcasters in Europe and North America are the latest to buy Adam Benzine’s documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah. Canadian CBC’s Documentary Channel, Sweden’s SVT, the Netherlands’ VPRO, Finland’s YLE and Poland’s TVP have acquired the 40-minute doc, along with Israel’s Channel 1. They join HBO in the US, ZDF/Arte in France and Germany, […]

New early learning app buys Irish toon

A new interactive content app for preschoolers, Curious World, has acquired Monster Entertainment-sold toon The Day Henry Met..?. Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently launched Curious World on the App Store, and has now added Wiggleywoo-produced .? and Canadian series Hippothesis, which comes from Yowza, to its offer. The shows will be available to […]

Canal+ buys Russian athletics doping doc

French pay TV service Canal+ has acquired Doping – Top Secret: the Shadowy World of Athletics, as a damning report resulting the programme yesterday rocked the sport’s foundation. DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway and NPO/Vara have also acquired the show from Germany distributor Autentic. The Shadowy World of Athletics is the […]

News brief: Chinese VOD net add Turtles

Chinese on-demand video site Tencent has acquired seasons one and two of Viacom’s Tenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The deal was one of a batch distributor Viacom International Media Networks announced overnight, with Nicaragua’s Telenica taking a 1 400-hour package including new shows Harvey Beaks, 100 Things to do Before High School and Shimmer & Shine. […]

NHK, Canal+ buy Escape From ISIS doc

NHK in Japan and France’s Canal+ are among buyers of Escape From ISIS. ZDF (Germany), TV Globo (Brazil), the ABC (Australia) SVT (Sweden), VRT (Belgium), DR (Denmark), RTL (Holland), TV3 (Spain), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), TVN (Poland), LRT (Lithuania) and ERR (Estonia) have all acquired the doc. France-based distributor Java Films, which turns ten this […]

Nordic pubcasters urges UK gov’t to back BBC

Director generals from the Nordic region’s pubcasters have warned the British government not to weaken the UK’s BBC, claiming there is “a growing need for public service broadcasting”. In an open letter to the government published by The Guardian, the signees said the BBC had shown “an amazing ability to adapt” to the changing world. […]

French, Scandi nets buy CBeebies series

Gulli and Tiji in France are among the latest buyers of DHX Media-sold CBeebies kids series Twirlywoos. The networks get the show after parent Lagardere scored a deal with Canada-based DHX, which has also shopped it to YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and Hop! in Israel. DHX’s channel, Family Junior, will […]

Disney buys Amazon kids series

Disney has picked up Amazon’s original kids series Annedroids. Canada-based distributor Picture Box sells the series and struck the Disney deal, which gives it rights to the show in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South and Sub-Saharan Africa. Finish pubcaster YLE has also acquired the first two seasons of the show. Annedroids was […]