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MIPCOM news round up, day 3

Old city and harbor in Cannes, French Riviera, FranceHere are the top news nuggets from day three at this year’s MIPCOM TV festival.

ZDF has sold a range of its MIPCOM line up including Soko, Cirque du Soleil, Size Matters, Big Pacific and more.

Insight TV and South Korea’s CJ E&M are set to coproduce a new athletic sports science series.

Viacom has launched a new Nickelodeon linear channel via OTT and mobile platform dTV-Channel in Japan – the first time internationally it will make a Nickelodeon-branded subscription TV channel available only via streaming services.

ITV Studios Finland has now acquired the local rights to the Armoza Formats developed and distributed prime time singing competition, The Final Four.

Imira Entertainment has closed a 150 territory, pay TV, distribution deal with Viacom International Media Networks’ Nickelodeon across the EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific markets for the new non-dialogue slapstick comedy series Zelly Go.

Human Knowledge, Talpa’s studio entertainment show that is all about estimating human behavior, has been renewed for a second season on SBS6 in the Netherlands.

Cineflix Rights has closed a number of international deals for Property Brothers at Home and Property Brothers: Buying and Selling

Animal Planet will work together with the Irwin family to develop and produce the television projects that will bring them back to the network across its platforms.

Jetpack Distribution has gained a raft of deals for its shows The Sisters, Jamie’s Got Tentacles and Yoko.

Italy’s Mediaset has commissioned Armoza Formats’ factual entertainment format The Package, as well as hit game show Upgrade. Both shows will begin airing in November 2018.