October 14, 2019

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Banijay Group Unveils New Production Label from Bear Grylls

TVREAL Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman have launched a new production label, The Natural Studios, under the Banijay Group umbrella.


Tubi Set for U.K. Launch, Unveils Kids Service

At MIPCOM today, AVOD service Tubi announced plans to expand to the U.K. early next year and unveiled Tubi Kids, which launches this month with some 1,200 titles.

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International Emmy Kids Awards Nominees Span 15 Countries

TVKIDS The nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with 28 nominees in 7 categories.


Sophie Cookson & Ben Miles on KI’s The Trial of Christine Keeler

TVDRAMA Sophie Cookson and Ben Miles were in Cannes yesterday to promote The Trial of Christine Keeler, a six-part series on offer from Keshet International (KI) about the infamous "Profumo affair.”

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all3media international Signs Deals in Japan, Taiwan

TVASIA all3media international has secured a broad range of deals in Asia for its drama and factual-entertainment programming, including Celebrity Undercover.


New Deals for Project Blue Book Season Two

TVDRAMA A+E Networks has lined up a new slate of broadcasters for season two of Project Blue Book, executive produced by Robert Zemeckis.


Endemol Shine, Hunan TV in New Co-Dev Pact

TVFORMATS Endemol Shine China and Hunan TV have inked a co-development partnership on Sing or Spin, a brand-new prime-time entertainment format.


China’s Alibaba Boards Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten

TVKIDS Genius Brands International has entered into a strategic co-production partnership with Youku to co-produce Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Five Guys a Week to Be Adapted in Holland, Sweden

TVFORMATS Fremantle has clinched its first commissions for the new reality-dating format Five Guys a Week, which is getting local versions on RTL4 in Holland and TV4 in Sweden.


Nippon TV’s Abandoned Being Adapted in Turkey

TVDRAMA Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) has signed its fifth deal with Turkish producer MF Yapim, this one regarding format rights to its one-hour drama series Abandoned.


PBS International Inks Sales for The Serengeti Rules

TVREAL PBS International has sold The Serengeti Rules to the BBC in the U.K., ARTE in France, ZDF in Germany, MTVA in Hungary and Delta for inflight.


NENT Group Renews Honour

TVDRAMA Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has commissioned a second season of its hit original series Honour.


Rive Gauche Television Reboots Dog Whisperer

TVREAL Rive Gauche Television and Dog Whisperer Productions are launching at MIPCOM Dog Whisperer with Colleen Steckloff, a reboot of the original Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.


BBC Studios Joins Forces with MIGU Video for Animal Impossible

TVREAL China Mobile’s video platform MIGU Video is set to co-produce Animal Impossible, a ten-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit.


Dance Revolution Licensed in Russia

TVFORMATS Armoza Formats has licensed Dance Revolution, a prime-time dance competition from Québecor Content and Fair-Play, in Russia.

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Insight TV Studios Launches in the U.S.

TVUSA Insight TV is expanding its content production and sales operations to the U.S. with Insight TV Studios, which will develop and produce original content for broadcasters and digital platforms.


Kitty is Not a Cat Renewed for Season 3

TVKIDS Seven Network has ordered a third season of the BES Animation-produced children’s comedy series Kitty is Not a Cat.

MIPCOM Spotlight: aQieve

TVREAL With a focus on wellness—a multibillion-dollar industry that is exponentially growing by the day—aQieve developed the 13-episode series LIFE by Laila.


Inter Medya Places Pair of Dramas in Spain

TVDRAMA Inter Medya has licensed the Turkish drama series Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters and Hayat into Spain.

GO-N Scores French Sale for Tina & Tony

TVKIDS GO-N International has licensed the preschool series Tina & Tony to France Télévisions.

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Blue Ant International Shores Up Deals with Japanese Broadcasters

TVREAL Blue Ant International has inked a number of licensing deals and four renewals between Japan’s national broadcaster NHK and cable and satellite network Fox Networks Group Japan.

Orange Smarty Partners with TI Productions

TVREAL Orange Smarty has entered into a new partnership with TI Productions, a subsidiary of TI Media, which owns such brands as Country Life, NME and Wallpaper.

You Are Not a Loan Optioned in Two Markets

TVFORMATS The social-experiment format You Are Not a Loan, created in partnership by Renowned Films and The Story Lab, has been optioned for local versions in the Netherlands and Denmark.

***TV Latina at MIP Cancun***

GRB Studios Sends Remembering Whitney to Brazil

TVREAL GRB Studios has inked a raft of deals for its celebrity-driven factual programming at MIPCOM.

Unexplained and Unexplored Set for Science Channel

TVREAL Explorers Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah delve into historical mysteries in Unexplained and Unexplored, a new eight-episode Science Channel series.

APC Kids Lands First Sales for Dinocity

TVKIDS APC Kids has secured the first sales for Riki Group’s new animated series Dinocity, produced in partnership with the studio Animax.

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Secret Admirer Format Headed to Denmark

TVFORMATS The Naked Television format Secret Admirer has been licensed by Fremantle for a Danish version to air on the XEE channel in Denmark.

Thai Drama Love Destiny Sells into Indonesia

TVDRAMA JKN Global Media has signed a deal with Rajawali TV, a leading free-to-air channel in Indonesia, that includes the award-winning Thai drama Love Destiny.

Soccer Drama The Window Assembles Creative Team

TVDRAMA ZDF Enterprises and Japan's Fuji TV have unveiled the key creative team and the start of shooting for their suspenseful drama series The Window.

Eagle Rock & FilmRise Partner for Music Doc

TVREAL Eagle Rock Entertainment and FilmRise are set to co-produce ICON: Music Through the Lens, a six-part documentary series that presents the stories behind the greatest music images ever made.

Keith Chapman Inks Development Deal with Island of Misfits

TVKIDS Island of Misfits (IoM) Media Ventures has signed a development project deal with Keith Chapman, the creator of Paw Patrol and Bob the Builder, for a new animated series tentatively titled Farmer Mars.

Electric Entertainment’s The Outpost Renewed for Third Season

TVDRAMA Electric Entertainment’s fantasy-adventure series The Outpost has been renewed for a third run on The CW.

Celebrity Song Challenge Optioned in Germany, Italy

TVFORMATS Vivendi Entertainment has landed a pair of options on its new prime-time entertainment show Celebrity Song Challenge, signing deals in Italy with Endemol Shine and Germany with Tower Productions.

Timeless Drama Channel Continues Rollout Momentum

TVDRAMA SPI International has launched its Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) in 12 countries so far with 14 operators, reaching 2.5 million homes in six months.

New Network Head for Cartoon Network & POGO in South Asia

TVKIDS Abhishek Dutta has been named senior director and network head for kids to oversee Cartoon Network and POGO in South Asia.

Madd Entertainment Sends Kuzgun to Albania

TVDRAMA Madd Entertainment has licensed the Ay Yapim series Kuzgun to TVKLAN in Albania, marking the third deal between the two companies.

DocuBay Stocks Slate

TVREAL The documentary-focused VOD service DocuBay has added a wealth of new programs to its offering as it gears up to launch in 180-plus countries beginning next month.

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Nippon TV – Your Turn to Kill

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SPI International – Mister Mayfair

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MarVista Entertainment – Next Level

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