Channel 4 & Walter Presents land Global Screen drama trio for UK & North America

Channel 4 and Walter Presents in the UK have picked up Global Screen dramas Hostage, The Palace and The New Front, with two of the series also set to become available in North America. Swedish six-part thriller Hostage, which has been created by Karin Fahlén and produced by Kärnfilm, explores a plane hijack and has […]

TBI Factual Hot Picks: The Arctic, 66.5 Degrees North

Producer: colourFIELD | Distributor: Orange Smarty | Broadcaster: ZDF (Germany) & Arte (France) From Greenland with its vast ice sheet and calving glaciers, to the frozen wonderland of the Svalbard archipelago, this 3 x 45-minute series explores one of the least touched places on Earth – the Arctic. With interest in this remote part of […]

German broadcasters ARD & ZDF combine libraries for joint streamer

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have formally rolled out their combined streaming service, which allows users to watch shows from both brands on one service. The ARD & ZDF streamer provides access to an array of programming such as ARD’s Babylon Berlin and ZDF’s daily Heute-Show, with common search functionality across both broadcasters’ libraries. […]

Eight European pubcasters launch co-commissioning group New8

Eight public broadcasters across Europe including Germany’s ZDF and the Nordic five have joined forces to create a new co-commissioning club that aims to coproduce eight scripted projects each year. New8 is seeking projects across genres and will pool the resources from ZDF (Germany), NPO (The Netherlands), VRT (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), […]

Show of the Week: In Her Car

This 10-part Ukrainian drama is set during the early days of the Russian invasion in February 2022 and based on real events, following the impact of the war on Kyiv residents. Each episode follows local therapist, Lydia, played by How is Katia? star Anastasia Karpenko, as she drives a different person to safety, with their […]

ZDF, Arte exec Martin Pieper joins Germany’s Gebrueder Beetz Film Production

ZDF and Arte documentary veteran Martin Pieper is leaving the broadcasters to join Germany’s Gebrueder Beetz Film Production. Pieper starts as international producer on 1 October at the prodco, which was founded in 2000 and is behind Sky’s docuseries Juan Carlos – Downfall Of The King. He was most recently leading the culture and science […]

Germany’s ZDF & Acorn TV among first buyers of France TV’s ‘Best Of Us’

ZDF in Germany and Acorn TV in the UK are among buyers of French crime thriller The Best of Us, marking the first international sales of the crime thriller. The show, which is sold by About Premium Content, has been produced by Quad Drama and TS Productions for France Télévisions, debuting in January on France […]

BBC & ZDF to co-pro ‘The Famous Five’ adaptation, TF1 strikes pre-sale deal

The BBC in the UK and ZDF in Germany are to co-produce a new series based on Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five novels, with French rights already pre-sold to TF1. The 3 x 90-minute series will produced by The Pursuit Of Love indie Moonage Pictures and will be created for television and executive produced by […]

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