RTP


Global pubcasters prep online distribution platform

A group of public broadcasters from Europe, Asia and North America are joining forces to launch Panora.tv, a new online distribution platform. The group includes Canada’s CBC and National Film Board, Australia’s ABC, Portugal’s RTP, Switzerland’s RTS, YLE from Finland and RTVE from Spain. Each will contribute programming from their territory to create a local […]

The Story Lab staffs up, opens new offices

Production and distribution group The Story Lab has hired seasoned execs to run new international offices, hired a permanent formats chief, and opened a new office in the UK as part of aggressive expansion plans, TBI has learned. TBI understands that The Story Lab is also looking for an exec to run a new scripted division, […]

eSports scripted series set to launch

Lisbon-based digital prodco BeActive has created what it claims to be the first scripted series set in the world of eSports gamers, with the show set to broadcast on Portugal’s RTP. The Players has wrapped production in Portugal’s capital city, having taped in June and July, and will be made available in several formats, including […]

CuriosityStream strikes for Scorpion doc

Factual-focused SVOD net CuriosityStream has acquired a Scorpion TV documentary that looks at birth in a new light, for its global service. The John Hendricks-created platform has tapped UK-based Scorpion for Microbirth, a 1x60mins doc that looks at birthing through microscopic lenses. CuriosityStream has been building out its offer through acquisitions and originals since launching […]

Federation opens The Bureau ahead of MIP

Federation Entertainment has sold Canal+ spy drama The Bureau to a raft of broadcasters before taking the series to Cannes next week. Belgium’s VRT, Sweden’s SVT and Portugal’s RTP have all picked up the first and second season of the drama series. Kiwi channel Rialto has also bought both seasons on the show. In Germany, […]

French doc sales for Terranoa

Terranoa, the distribution arm of French prodco Gedeon, has sold a raft of docs to public broadcasters in Iberia. Spanish pubcaster RTVE has acquired an 11-hour package from Paris-based Terranoa. It has taken three-parters Water: H20 Stories and Secrets of the Moon. It also bought 4x52mins Paris-Berlin: Shapes and Shades of History (top). Portugal’s RTP […]

Broadcasters line up for Peg + Cat

RTP in Portugal and MBC Kids in the UAE are acquiring Canadian-produced preschool cartoon Peg + Cat. TFO in French-speaking Ontario in Canada and Télé-Québec are also buying the show, which debuted on PBS Kids in the US last year. Peg + Cat comes from 9 Story Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. 9 Story […]

News brief: Portugal’s RTP in for Armoza primetime format

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ primetime show I Can Do That!. RTP has produced the series in association with Endemol Portugal and the remake will launch this Saturday under the title of Desafio Total. TV presenter Sílvia Alberto and comic Marco Horacio will host the series, in which celebrities […]

Shine cuts format deal with Talpa

Shine and Talpa will jointly produce formats including The Voice in Spain and Portugal after the pair agreed a programming deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Shine Iberia has taken exclusive rights to jointly make shows from John de Mol’s Talpa in the region. The first show out of the deal will be The Voice […]

News brief: Broadcasters buy Cloudbabies

Broadcasters in Europe, the Middle East and Korea have acquired preschool toon Cloudbabies from producer and brand owner Hoho. The CBeebies series will launch later this year on RTP in Portugal, Al-Jazeera Children’s Channel (aka JCC) in the Middle East and Kenny & Co in Korea following the agreements with Hoho Entertainment’s sales arm Hoho […]