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Nordic pubcasters combine to fight SVOD threat

Public broadcasters in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland are forming an alliance to combat the threat of global SVOD services. The director generals of DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland released a joint statement noting their organisations have committed to coproducing a number of […]

Broadcasters find C4’s National Treasure

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired National Treasure, the Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters drama about an ageing star who is accused of historical sex crimes. Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and the ABC in Australia have all bought the four-parter, which was produced by All3Media-backed prodco The Forge and distributed […]

BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

Sky and Scandis buy Babylon Berlin

Beta Film has sealed a raft of deals for Babylon Berlin, the upcoming €40 million (US$42 million) German period drama. Pay TV operator Sky has acquired the show for the UK and Germany, and Beta Film has also locked in several Scandi deals, with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, DR Denmark, YLE Finland and RUV Iceland […]

Buyers queue up for Grizzy and the Lemmings

The first free TV sales of French CGI toon Grizzy and the Lemmings have been completed, with a raft of European broadcasters coming on board the Hari International show. Super RTL in Germany, VRT in Belgium, NPO in the Netherlands, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, RUV in Iceland and Puls TV in Poland have […]

BBC First, CBC hear The A Word

BBC First is Australia and CBC in Canada are the latest buyers of Keshet International-sold British drama The A Word. European pubcasters YLE, from Finland, Iceland (RUV), Croatia (HRT) and Slovenia (RTV) have also licensed the series, along with pay TV platform Yes in Israel. This comes as American coproducer SundanceTV came onboard the second […]

News brief: Chinese VOD net add Turtles

Chinese on-demand video site Tencent has acquired seasons one and two of Viacom’s Tenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The deal was one of a batch distributor Viacom International Media Networks announced overnight, with Nicaragua’s Telenica taking a 1 400-hour package including new shows Harvey Beaks, 100 Things to do Before High School and Shimmer & Shine. […]

Nordic pubcasters urges UK gov’t to back BBC

Director generals from the Nordic region’s pubcasters have warned the British government not to weaken the UK’s BBC, claiming there is “a growing need for public service broadcasting”. In an open letter to the government published by The Guardian, the signees said the BBC had shown “an amazing ability to adapt” to the changing world. […]

NHK buys BBC One Agatha Christie drama

Japanese pubcaster NHK is one of a batch of networks to acquire BBC One period drama Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime from distributor All3Media International. NHK will launch the 6x60mins on its main terrestrial channel and follows agreements with the ABC in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, BBC Worldwide Channels for pan-Africa, TV2 in Norway, […]

Trapped marks Icelandic drama first for the BBC

UK public broadcaster the BBC has bought Trapped, the upcoming Icelandic drama from local filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur. The ten-part series will go out on BBC Four in the UK, marking its latest foreign drama acquisition after the channel bought Swedish series including Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves and Crimes of Passion from Sweden, Hostages from Israel […]

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