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France’s Arte preps ‘Raising Notre Dame’, as prodco ZED eyes pre-sales

Arte in France has ordered an ambitious three-part series that explores the huge challenges of rebuilding the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, with pre-sales now being sought. Raising Notre Dame is from Paris-based factual prodco and distributor ZED and explores how builders are attempting to reconstruct the 850-year old monument, which was almost destroyed by a devastating fire […]

Round-up: ZED sells royal docs; Discovery+ hires Birns-Halperin to head talent development; Jamie Oliver dishes up for Portugal’s 24Kitchen

ZED sells royal docs French indie distributor ZED has closed global sales deals for two documentaries about royal families – Queen Elizabeth’s Last Battles and Her Name Was Grace Kelly. Telefonica/Canal+ Espana in Spain, RSI in Switzerland, RTBF in Belgium, Societe Radio Canada and Latvian Television are among those to take Queen Elizabeth’s Last Battles, […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

News round-up: CityTV preps ‘Canadian Family’s Got Talent’; Armoza’s lockdown gameshow; ZED seeks pre-sales

CityTV preps Canadian Family’s Got Talent Canada’s CityTV is prepping a lockdown-related version of Fremantle and Syco Television’s Got Talent franchise featuring families fro across the country. Canadian Family’s Got Talent will showcase talented families with selected entries featuring on an expanded national hour of Breakfast Television, starting 1 May. The month-long contest culminates on […]

News round-up: ZED moves into animation; Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ to return; Cineflix sails away with ‘Coast Guard’

ZED moves into animation with Lina’s World Paris-based producer and distributor ZED has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Lina’s World (aka Les Voyages d’Ismaël), an original 2D animated series that delves into the origins of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The educational show explores the religions through three characters – Ismaël, Lina and Némo – […]

News round-up: CNN does Vuulr deal; CuriosityStream breaks records; OCS joins Prime France; ZED sells disaster docs

ZED completes two disaster docs France-based producer and distributor ZED has completed production on two new documentaries examining devastating environmental issues. Co-produced by ZED and CuriosityStream for France 5 and Japan’s NHK, Prehistoric Worlds examines the existence of mankind contrasted against the scale of the history of our planet. Combining CGI, VFX and filming, the […]

Exclusive: ZED preps Iraq docuseries for France Télévisions, ZDF & NRK

France Télévisions has ordered a four-part docuseries that will delve into the past 40 years of conflict in Iraq, with distributor ZED already securing a raft of pre-sales. Iraq, Destruction Of A Nation (4 x 52 minutes) is being produced by French prodcos Tohubohu and Slug News and uses newly declassified documents and testimonies from […]

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