RTÉ, YLE in tune with Hozier music doc

Ireland’s RTÉ and Finland’s YLE are among buyers of an Other Voices strand special on Irish singer-songwriter Hozier. Hozier – Other Voices Special is a 1x50mins doc that Dublin’s Monster Entertainment is launching at MIPDoc next month. It includes an interview with Andrew Hozier-Byrne and live performances. Arts Channel in New Zealand has also acquired […]

News brief: North Europe, Belgian nets go Deep

A pair of Scandinavian channels, one from Finland and one from Belgium have boarded Technicolor’s CG-animation The Deep. Belgium’s Ketnet, Norway’s NRK, Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE have all pre-bought the show, which is 26 episodes long and for Seven Network and ABC3 in Australia and Super RTL in Germany. Technicolor distributes the series, which […]

BBC, Canal+ among Vietnam doc buyers

The UK’s BBC and France’s Canal+ have acquired Last Days in Vietnam, a doc from PBS International about the final stages of the Vietnam War. SBS in Australia, YLE in Finland, NHK in Japan, RTÉ in Ireland, DR in Denmark, SRC-RDI in French-speaking Canada, Channel 8 in Israel, MBN in the Middle East, ERR in […]

Scandi nets travel to Deutschland 83

Five north European channels have prebought buzzy German Cold War drama Deutschland 83. SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland have all joined the US’s SundanceTV in acquiring the RTL series. FremantleMedia International has global sales rights and has been heavily touting it in recent months. […]

German net joins BBC’s Hunt

Germany’s NDR Naturfilm has become a coproduction partner on the BBC’s new Alastair Fothergill natural history documentary series, The Hunt. The BBC programme, which is launching at the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool this week, is now a copro between Silverback Films Production, NDR, BBC commercial arm BBCWW and US cable net BBC America. In Germany, […]

News brief: YLE name new drama chief

Finnish pubcaster YLE has appointed Jarmo Lampela as its new head of drama. Lampela replaces Tuire Lindström, who recently moved to a new role as head of international coproductions and partnerships. Lampela begins his new post on May 1, 2015, reporting to YLE’s director of creative content Ville Vilén.

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 […]

Nordic fund invests in TV4 drama copro

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has invested NOK2 million (US$260,000) in a Swedish drama coproduction that TBI first reported on last year. Modus Operandi (aka Vik/Stubø) comes from FremantleMedia-owned Scandinavian scripted prodco Miso Films, and is based on crime novels from Anne Holt. Miso coproduces with TV4 and German prodco Nadcon. TBI first reported news […]

Euro pubcasters back Icelandic crime series

German pubcaster ZDF and its commercial subsidiary will coproduce Icelandic crime drama Trapped, while five other European channels have pre-bought the show. Trapped comes from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, and is planned as a 10x60mins series for RUV. It follows the murder of an unidentified man in small town near an Icelandic fjord, which is […]

H&M doc sells to YLE, TVN

An investigative documentary looking at the practices of clothing retailer H&M has sold to broadcasters such as Finland’s YLE and Poland’s TVN. RTBS in French-speaking Belgium, Switzerland’s RTS and Swedish educational distributor Swedish Film AB have also acquired the 1x52mins The World According to H&M from distributor Java Films. The doc comes from Premiere Lignes […]