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MIPCOM deals… deals… deals…

Scandinavian broadcaster TV4 strikes output deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution for series from the 2011/12 slate.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks Asia strikes output deal with CBS Studios International for series including Hawaii Five-O.

ABC (Australia) acquires Fireworks International’s detective drama Republic of Doyle and digital series Girl Number 9.

DRG to distribute Muse Entertainment and Drimtim Entertainment-produced epic drama Ben Hur, which has been picked up by US network ABC and Germany’s Prosieben.

Middle Eastern pay broadcaster Orbit Showtime Network inks output deal with Disney Media Distribution for series including No Ordinary Family and Desperate Housewives.

Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) strikes two international coproduction deals for kids series including Kung Fu Chicken and Red, Yellow, Blue.

Middle Eastern network MBC to produce local version of Banijay Entertainment’s format The People’s Quiz.

Endemol strikes raft of CEE deals including selling Wipeout to TVN (Poland), Nova TV (Czech Republic) and Markiza TV (Slovakia) and a local version of The Marriage Ref to TV3 (Russia).

ZDF (Germany) comes on board DQ Entertainment and Method Animation coproduced  26x30mins animated series Peter Pan.

Turner Broadcasting inks video-on-demand deal with Russia’s TVIGLE.RU, making Adult Swim content available on-demand, to seven million people

Disney Media Distribution, the international sales arm of the Hollywood studio, has closed a number of major deals for its latest sci-fi series No Ordinary Family. The distributor has sold the series, which stars The Shield’s Michael Chiklis and is produced by ABC Studios, to British broadcaster UKTV, Latin America’s Sony Entertainment Television, Italy’s Mediaset, Australia’s Seven Network, India’s Zee and New Zealand’s TVNZ. 

IMG Entertainment to distribute Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2010 featuring Denzel Washington at MIPCOM.

TV5 in the Philippines to launch dedicated Cartoon Network branded block with shows including Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls.

Rive Gauche sells gameshow format Hunch to Endemol France.

TV3 Ireland, Cyprus’ CYBC and Iran’s Marjan Television Network to produce local versions of ITV Studios’ Come Dine With Me.

Cyber Group launches animated 3D series Cloud Bread in association with Korea’s GIMC and broadcaster KBS.