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 […]

Fortitude pre-buyers revealed

Canal+ in France and TV2 in Denmark are among the pre-buyers of big-budget Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV drama Fortitude. The completed list also comprises SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Super Channel in Canada, NRK in Norway, RUV in Iceland, DBS in Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution […]

Scandi nets pre-buy ITVS-sold Swedish drama

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold upcoming Swedish mystery thriller Jordskott – the Tales of Silverhöjd (WT) to an Icelandic channel. RUV in Iceland has acquired the 10-part show, which will ITVSGE will launch to the international market at MIPCOM, while YLE in Finland and TV2 in Norway has also bought it – but did […]

Canal+, ABC visit BBC’s Happy Valley

French pay TV platform Canal+ and Australian pubcaster ABC are among buyers of the BBC’s acclaimed crime drama Happy Valley. Sweden’s SVT, Norway’s NRK, Finland’s YLE and New Zealand’s TVNZ have also acquired the six-part series, which BBC Worldwide distributes internationally. BBC director of television Danny Cohen recently singled the series out as a sign […]

SVT lines up political thriller

Swedish pubcaster SVT is lining up a political thriller from Strix Drama. Ögon Blå is a 10x60mins conspiracy thriller following a former government chief of staff who is thrust into a web of deceit after being reinstated. Louise Peterhoff stars, with Adam Lundgren, who starred in Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, which sold to […]

Scandi broadcasters buy World Cup doc

Sweden´s SVT, Finland’s YLE, and Denmark’s DR have acquired World Cup documentary special Mata Mata. Mata Mata (which translates as ‘Kill-Kill’, the Brazilian term for a knockout match) was originally produced by F24 Film for German pubcaster ARD. It follows three talented Brazilian soccer players – Danilo, Thiago and Dante – in the three years […]

News brief: The Returned goes back to Scandinavia

A trio of Scandinavian broadcasters has bought French paranormal drama The Returned (Les Revenants) from distributor Zodiak Rights. Public channels YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway and Icelandic national broadcaster RUV have acquired the Haut et Court TV-produced show. This comes after Swedish pubcaster SVT became one of the first international channels to acquire the […]

Globosat buys eight-film Java package

Brazilian satnet has acquired an eight-title package with Paris-based documentary distributor Java Films. The deal includes on presale for the upcoming doc Global Gay and comprises Kidnapped by North Korea, GPS A Global War, Speed: In Search of Lost Time, Erebus: Operation Overdue, Mum Please Stop it: When Mothers Abuse Their Children, High Five and […]

The War Report

With the 100th anniversary of the most terrible conflict in world history coming in 2014, Jesse Whittock identifies the projects and producers that will shape World War I in the minds of a new generation of TV viewers. War programming has the unique power to shock, appall and intrigue in equal measures, hence its enduring […]

Doctor Who special to simulcast globally

The upcoming fiftieth anniversary episode of British sci-fi series Doctor Who will launch with a global simulcast to more than 75 territories in November. One-off special The Day of the Doctor (pictured) will go out globally on November 23 at the same time as the UK launch on BBC One, the pubcaster’s commercial arm BBC […]