News round-up: ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals; PBS & NRK open ‘The Letter’; MIP Cancun confirms 2023 dates

ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals Broadcasters and platforms across Latin America have struck deals for factual content with distributor Abacus Media Rights at MIP Cancun. ARTE1 in Brazil has acquired a line-up including Lennon’s Last Weekend, The Oratorio, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and […]

BBC & PBS explores ‘How Hip Hop Changed The World’ with Chuck D

UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World, a new docuseries from Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D, featuring contributions from a long list of music artists. Developed by Chuck D and his producing partner, Lorrie Boula, the four-part series will debut as a boxset on BBC iPlayer and […]

PBS takes ‘Marie Antoinette’ into North America after Banijay Rights deal

PBS in the US has picked up North American rights to Marie Antoinette, the Deborah Davis-penned drama produced for Canal+ in France. The show, which will have its North American premiere in Spring 2023, has been produced by Banijay Studios France, CAPA Drama and Les Gens. Banijay Rights sells globally. The series has been created […]

UK’s Alibi & Masterpiece set sail on Annika S2, following global sales deals

UKTV’s Alibi has partnered with Masterpiece in the US on a second season of detective drama Annika, while Sky Deutschland and ZDF have struck a two-window deal for the show in Germany. The 6 x 60-minute series is based on the BBC Radio 4 drama, written by Nick Walker, and produced by Scottish indie Black Camel […]

Arte France looks for environmental docs, renews PBS agreement

Arte France and PBS in the US have renewed their co-production agreement, the former’s head of society and culture unit, Fabrice Puchault, told TBI at Sunny Side of the Doc. Previously speaking at Fipadoc in January, Puchault regretted that the agreement renewal was not moving forward as quickly as hoped due to the pandemic. “More […]

Love Nature, PBS & Arte explore climate change with ‘Evolution Earth’

Love Nature has partnered with PBS in the US and European broadcaster Arte on a five part natural history series that reveals how wildlife are adapting to new environments caused by climate change. Evolution Earth (5 x 50 minutes) is being produced by Passion Planet and examines a raft of adaptation stories that illustrate the […]

Factual round-up: Collective takes on ‘Air Warriors’; Escapade takes Lionfish doc rights

Collective takes on ‘Air Warriors’ UK factual prodco Collective Media Group is taking over production duties on Smithsonian Channel’s Air Warriors. The show, which was previously produced in-house by Smithsonian Channel, will now be made by Collective, beginning with its upcoming tenth season. Air Warriors takes the audience behind the scenes to reveal the origin […]

Show of the week: Green Planet

Natural history legend Sir David Attenborough is back on screens with this latest ambitious and high-end series as he guides viewers through an exploration of our planet from the perspective of its plant life. Travelling to the US, Costa Rica, Croatia and northern Europe, his globe-trotting journey will take in environments from deserts and mountains […]

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