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South Korean first for Turkish drama

South Korean channel GTV has acquired what it claims to be the first Turkish drama series to air on Korean television. GTV will show the title, Phi, in November as it looks to introduce Turkish drama to the Korean market. The channel focuses on a female audience with a line up of lifestyle, cookery and […]

Viaplay commits to Conspiracy of Silence

MTG video streaming service Viaplay has ordered an eight-part political thriller named Conspiracy of Silence. The announcement comes on the same day HBO Europe unveiled its first original series from the Nordic region, Gösta. Set in murky world of the international arms trade, the drama will follow Jens Hultén (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) as […]

TBI Weekly: Disney challenges loom

Disney has had a tough week. On one end news emerged that the company is looking to cut costs, which may lead to significant job losses, and on the other a New Zealand broadcaster has claimed its deal with the group is behind a drop in its profits. The Walt Disney Company is looking to […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

Eccho Rights recruits in Seoul

Eccho Rights has added to its Asian team with the recruitment of Deborah Youn, who will be based in the distributor’s new office in Seoul, South Korea. Deborah comes from iMBC where, as Sales Manager, she has been responsible for global distribution and digital licensing of Korean broadcaster MBC’s content. She also oversaw the acquisition of English-language programming […]

Eccho showcasing Warner Bros. Scandi drama

Eccho Rights is to sell a Warner Bros. and TV4 drama. Crime series Maria Wern is based on a series of novels from author Anna Jansson, and has performed well for TV4 in Sweden and Das Erste in Germany. Eccho’s deal includes eight episodes of the first season and another eight that are planned to […]

Eccho poaches Imagina sales boss

Eccho Rights has hired Laura Miñarro as director of coproduction and scripted. Miñarro joins from Spain’s Mediapro, where she was general manager of the Imagina International sales operation. She also served as VP, international copro at Mediapro’s Globomedia. At Eccho she will be based in Madrid and work alongside Lat Am and Iberia chief Barbora […]

Deal round up: Fremantle pitches in with Tent City

FremantleMedia North America has scored a production deal with US prodco Tent City Entertainment, to-line news in today’s round up. The deal will see FremantleMedia’s US arm working with Tent City co-founders and former LMNO Productions execs Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian (pictured) on true crime programming. LA-based Tent City is known for shows […]

Exotic drama slate for Eccho

Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights is taking varied slate of new drama to MIPCOM. The firm has closed deals for Turkish, Latin American and Korean formats to expand its catalogue ahead of the market. From Turkish producer Ay Yapim, which was part of Eccho’s former sister firm, Sparks Network, comes Fox Turkey’s Wings of Love (Bana […]

Netflix buys buzzy Ukraine comedy drama

Netflix has acquired Servant of the People and the hit Ukrainian comedy drama will play on the SVOD operator’s international services. It has landed a show currently in the news, after Fox optioned it last week, with a view to making a US version. Today’s deal is global, meaning Netflix will bring the original version […]

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