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Sales round-up: ‘Gloria’ goes global; Viasat World expands factual slate

‘Gloria’ goes global Mediaset in Italy, NBCUniversal International Networks for CALLE 13 in Spain and MHZ in the US and Canada, TVP in Poland, SBS in Australia and La Forta in Spain have all picked up the broadcast rights to drama series Gloria. These deals, along with a presale to French SVOD platform Salto, were […]

Off The Fence appoints chief for new Canadian office

My Octopus Teacher firm Off The Fence (OTF) has opened a new office in Canada and named Imelda Wiebers to run it. Wiebers, who is OTF’s director of commercial & business affairs, will manage and oversee the new arm, which is based out of Toronto. Her current role includes assessing the legal and commercial return […]

Sales round-up: Salto takes Russian ‘Sherlock’; ‘Unusual Suspects’ bought by Canada’s Bell; ‘Line Of Duty’ lands on US AVOD

Salto takes Russian Sherlock French streamer Salto has picked up rights to eight-part mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles, after striking a deal with distributor ZDF Enterprises. The 8 x 52-minute series, which will be available on Salto under the title Sherlock: Les Chroniques Russes in the autumn, was produced by Russian prodcos Start and […]

Wildbear & ZDFE start production on Japanese WW2 docuseries

Australia’s Wildbear Entertainment has started production on a four-part docuseries that claims to be the first international series to explore the Second World War from Japan’s perspective. Inside Japan’s War (4 x 60 minutes) will begin at the start of Hirohito’s rule in the mid-1920s and takes viewers through to the end of the Second […]

Off The Fence names creative chief & unveils new ‘pillar’ approach

My Octopus Teacher outfit Off The Fence (OTF) has reorganised its operations to focus on three pillars of programming and appointed the MD of its production arm to a new creative role. The revamp comes six months since former Red Arrow Studios exec Bo Stehmeier returned to ZDF Enterprises-owned OTF as CEO and will see […]

US SVOD Topic acquires ‘The Bridge’

US SVOD platform Topic has acquired all four seasons of Nordic drama The Bridge following a deal with German distributor ZDF Enterprises. The series has also been relicensed to Australian pubcaster SBS TV and was recently sold to Israel’s KAN. The Bridge is a crime thriller which sees police forces from two different countries come […]

Off The Fence hires Debbie Hinningan to lead natural history

My Octopus Teacher outfit Off The Fence (OTF)  has appointed former BBC exec Debbie Hinningan as its head of natural history. Hinnigan will be based out of OTF’s Bristol office in the UK and will oversee all operations for the natural history production team, which has produced content for companies including National Geographic, Discovery, Love Nature, […]

Kids round-up: ‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate; Mikros names Miloro president; Wildbrain to co-pro emoji series    

‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate CBBC, UK pubcaster BBC’s children’s channel, has commissioned a slew of new original shows, headlined by Dodger, a prequel to Charles Dickens’ iconic novel Oliver Twist. The 10 x 45-minute family adventure is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and will follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin’s […]

News round-up: BBCS trio join Gramafilm; Sweden & Poland join Family Food Fight; OTF takes end-of-life doc ‘Laura’s Choice’

BBC Studios trio join Gramafilm London-based producer Gramafilm has added three development executives to its ranks. Eddie Evelyn-Hall, Laura Amure and Jamie Cowell will work across the company’s entertainment and factual entertainment. Evelyn-Hall becomes creative director of development, effective immediately, and will report directly into Gramafilm owner and director James Morton-Haworth. She will lead development […]

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