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June 25, 2019

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Format Execs Weigh in on State of the Industry at NATPE Budapest

TVFORMATS BBC Studios’ Sumi Connock, Banijay Rights’ Andrew Sime, Viacom International Studios’ Laura Burrell and A+E Networks’ Crispin Clover took part in a NATPE Budapest panel this afternoon moderated by World Screen’s Kristin Brzoznowski to discuss the state of the format business and how best to navigate the challenges and opportunities in the current marketplace.

Red Arrow

Banijay Germany Acquires Good Times

TVEUROPE Banijay Germany has taken on full ownership of the production outfit Good Times, led by Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen.


Execs Talk International Co-Pros in NATPE Budapest Session

At NATPE Budapest this morning, executives from Eccho Rights, Nutopia and 3Vision shared their thoughts on co-productions in the current TV landscape and the impact of streamers in the marketplace today.


Wattpad & Mediaset Enter Co-Pro Pact for TV Shows in Italy

TVEUROPE Mediaset has inked a first-look deal with Wattpad to develop and co-produce TV shows in Italy.

***Inter Medya***

Video: The Rook’s Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson & Olivia Munn

TVDRAMA Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn sat down with World Screen Newsflash to talk about what appealed to them about signing on for The Rook and weigh in on how the show crosses genres to deliver something truly unique.


The Heist Heads to Sweden

TVFORMATS A local adaptation of Endemol Shine Group’s factual thriller The Heist is set to air on SVT in Sweden, the first Nordic and third overall market to pick up the show.

Edinburgh Television Festival

Side Games Lands in the U.S. with Spectrum Originals

TVDRAMA Spectrum Originals has picked up the Latin American scripted series Side Games (Todo por el juego) from The Mediapro Studio's Imagina International Sales.

***THE WIT***

Channel 4 & Hulu’s The Light Adds to Cast

TVDRAMA Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld), Mark Lewis Jones (Chernobyl), Joanna Scanlan (Notes on a Scandal) and Genevieve Barr (Call the Midwife) are among the actors joining Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) in the tentatively titled new drama The Light.


Arabia with Levison Wood Lands Around the World

TVREAL Sky Vision has secured a raft of deals, including a sale to BBC Worldwide, for the adventure series Arabia with Levison Wood.

Polish Pickup for Armoza Formats’ Mind Blowing

TVFORMATS Armoza Formats has struck a deal with the Polish producer Golden Media for the local rights to its mentalism format Mind Blowing.

Sres. Papis Set for Serbian Adaptation

TVFORMATS Viacom International Studios Americas has sold the scripted format Sres. Papis (Dear Daddies) to Prva Televizija in Serbia.

***MIPCOM Regional Editions***

Peter Nowalk’s Close Up Picked Up to Pilot at Freeform

TVDRAMA Freeform has ordered to pilot Close Up, a new one-hour drama series executive produced by How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk and written by Keith Staskiewicz.

Walter Presents to Air Russian Drama The Sect

TVDRAMA Global Series Network (GSN) has picked up the Russian series The Sect to air on the Walter Presents VOD platform in the U.K. and Ireland.

One Life Studios Sends Porus to Macedonia

TVDRAMA One Life Studios has sold the historical drama series Porus to the broadcaster Alfa TV in Macedonia.

***World Screen - September/Pre-MIPCOM Edition***

WWE & China’s PP Sports Extend Partnership

TVASIA WWE and PP Sports have signed a new multiyear agreement to continue delivering WWE’s weekly flagship programming live and in Mandarin across China.

Genius Brands Network Partners with Tankee

TVKIDS Genius Brands Network, which includes the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV, has entered into a cross-content partnership with the on-demand entertainment platform Tankee.

Passion Distribution Lands Raft of CEE Deals

TVREAL Passion Distribution has secured a raft of sales for more than 130 hours of factual entertainment, lifestyle and documentary programming across Central and Eastern Europe.

***World Screen - Program Price Guides 2019-2020***

ABS-CBN Crime Drama Heads to Kazakhstan

TVDRAMA ABS-CBN Corporation has licensed the Filipino crime drama The Blood Sisters to Channel 31 in Kazakhstan.

Dragon Ball Super to Bow on POP

TVKIDS The animated series Dragon Ball Super is slated for a summer debut on the children’s channel POP in the U.K.

9Now Picks Up Aussie Girl

Escapade Media, through its partnership with Principal Media, has sold the premiere rights for Aussie Girl to Australia’s 9Now.

Volkswagen Motorsport India Reteams with GoQuest

GoQuest Digital Studios (GQDS) has been retained by Volkswagen Motorsport India as its content partner for its annual racing championship, the Ameo Cup, for 2019.

Mouk Set for Summer Debut on Semillitas

TVKIDS Semillitas, SomosTV’s 24-hour Spanish-language animation channel for toddlers and preschoolers, has added to its lineup Mouk, an educational series that showcases cultures from around the world.

Duke & Duchess of Sussex-Inspired Animated Series in the Works

TVKIDS London- and New York-based 5-O Entertainment Studios is launching the new animated series Royalty, inspired by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex.

New From WorldScreenings


Imagina International Sales – Money Balls

***Video***(Quiz show, 45 min. eps.) It takes four balls and a daring brain to make your day and win at this new fast-paced quiz show.
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all3media international – Secrets of The Royal Babies

***Video***(Factual, 1x60 min.) Tells the extraordinary tales of Royal births, motherhood and infancy.
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Kanal D International – Price of Passion

***Video***(Romance drama, 32x130 min./95x45 min.) Ferhat is a hit man working for his criminal uncle. Asli is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their paths cross in the most unexpected way.
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Terra Mater Factual Studios – Cantabria—Spain’s Magical Mountains

***Video***(Nature, 1x50 min.) The Cantabrian region is a kingdom of forests, rough canyons, high mountains and amazing wildlife, filled with primeval landscapes where fantasy and reality blurs.
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Globosat – Planet Uncharted

***Video***(Adventure, 15x25 min.) Four Brazilian surfers, along with the photography director Sylvestre Campe, get aboard the Abel Tasman sailboat to seek perfect, unfamiliar and very cold waves.
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Digital Editions for NATPE Budapest International


World Screen Weekly

Nadav Palti, the CEO of the Dori Media Group.

TV Kids Weekly

Netflix’s Melissa Cobb
The VP of original animation at Netflix weighs in on bringing local stories with global resonance to young ones across the globe.

TV Drama Weekly

The Mediapro Studio’s Ran Tellem
The head of development talks about what he looks for, how he works with writers and upcoming projects.

TV Formats Weekly

Format Trends in Europe
Kristin Brzoznowski checks in on the latest trends in the format business across Europe.

TV Real Weekly

Uncovering the Facts with ORF-Enterprise
Armin Luttenberger, head of content sales international at ORF-Enterprise, talks about the highlights of the company’s factual slate.

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