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French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

Beyonce concert to broadcast in 150 territories

A concert in aid of female empowerment starring singer Beyoncé Knowles will broadcast in 150 territories, it has been confirmed. The Sound of Change concert on June 1 will see former Destiny’s Child star Beyoncé (left) joined by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Ellie Goulding, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu among the presenters. […]

August gets distributor and new series order for Ella Bella

August Media has teamed with Cake for international distribution of preschool series Ella Bella Bingo, TBI can reveal. The kids content company is currently making the second season the show with its creators, Norway-based Kool Produktion. It is also understood that NRK has ordered an additional 52 episodes of the show ahead of delivery of […]

BBC seals format deals for Mastermind

BBC Worldwide has struck agreements for international versions of long-running UK quiz show Mastermind. Mastermind has been on the BBC in the UK for 35 years and Worldwide, the commercial arm of the public broadcaster, has inked two format agreements for the show. It will air in Turkey and West Africa. In Turkey, Dogus Media […]

News brief: Nick Jr acquires Justin Time

Nick Jr. in France has bought seasons one and two of Canadian-produced animated series Justin Time. Season two 26x11mins show, which comes from Toronto’s Guru Studios, has also sold to Disney in Australia, Finland’s YLE and Israel’s Hop! channel. The show already broadcasts in more than 70 territories on channels such as NBC and Sprout […]

ZDF picks up sales rights to latest hit Scandi drama

ZDF Enterprises has taken international rights to Death of a Pilgrim, the latest hit Scandinavian drama series. The four-episode series is a coproduction between Danish public broadcaster DR and its Norwegian and Finnish counterparts NRK and YLE. Production company Chimney Pot and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Nordvision Fund were also partners […]

Worldwide sales for Penguin’s Peter Rabbit series sells

Silvergate Media has inked a raft of international deals for the new Peter Rabbit animated series. The company makes and distributes the CGI animated show, which is coproduced by Penguin UK and Nickelodeon in the US. It has presold it to ABC TV Australia, France Televisions, RTE Ireland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and Finnish Broadcasting […]

Broadcasters jump at Felix Baumgartner doc

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired Space Dive, the one-off documentary about Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive. The documentary is distributed by BBC Worldwide. It has shopped it to Belgium (VRT), Denmark (DR), Finland (YLE), Germany (RTL), Holland (VPRO), France (France 4), Russia (Russia 2), Norway (NRK), Singapore (Channel News Asia), Korea (Chosun), Poland (TVP), […]

Raft of deals for Prisoners of War, the drama that inspired Homeland

Keshet International has sold the scripted format rights to Prisoners of War, the drama that was the basis for Homeland, to Weit Media, which will make a local Russian version of the format. The programme sales arm of Israeli broadcaster has also sold the original Israeli version of the drama, Prisoners of War, to SBS. […]

Starz buys US$30m Titanic series

Starz Entertainment has acquired Titanic: Blood and Steel, the twelve-part miniseries about the ill-fated ocean liner.   The show will air on Starz’ Encore channel. Distributor Tandem Communications said that as well as the US deal, it has sold the series into fifty other territories including to NRJ12 in France, YLE in Finland, TV Norge […]