News round-up: Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s ‘First On Scene’; Espresso takes in Canadian doc ‘Cynara’; Bomanbridge unveils MIPTV deals

Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s First On Scene Viaplay, ProSieben and Nine Network in Oz have struck pre-sale deals with Fred Media for its latest series, First On Scene. The show has been produced by WTFN and documents acts caught on camera from America’s bravest news cameramen and women as they capture unexpected real-life […]

Channel 4 & SBS investigate Reeva Steenkamp true crime docuseries

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and Australia’s SBS have both picked up true crime documentary series My Name is Reeva: I Was Murdered by Oscar Pistorius. Channel 4 has taken linear and SVOD rights to the Keshet International-distributed doc, which is now streaming on its All4 platform, while SBS is due to premiere the series today. […]

SBS in Oz & Fifth Season move into ‘Swift Street’ with Tig Terera

Australia broadcaster SBS has ordered an eight-part drama set in Melbourne that has Fifth Season attached. Swift Street is set in bustling inner-city Melbourne and follows a 21-year-old woman who must team up with her jaded old-school hustler father to get him out of debt and save him from a merciless crime boss. The show […]

News round-up: SBS options AfterShock title; Estonia lands ‘The Secret Song’; WildBrain partners with Ukrainian Glowberry for ‘Brave Bunnies’

SBS options AfterShock title SBS in Australia has agreed a deal to option AfterShock Comics’ title The Normals via prodco Werner Films. The Adam Glass-penned title will be executive produced by Werner Films’ Joanna Werner and Stuart Menzies alongside Glass and AfterShock’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer. Louise Fox will showrun the series […]

Viaplay, Alibi, SBS & Disney+ buy Icelandic thriller ‘Black Sands’

Viaplay, UK network Alibi, SBS in Australia and Disney+ are among buyers of Icelandic drama Black Sands, which has been extended into a second season by local commissioning broadcaster, Channel 2. The crime thriller is produced by Icelandic indie Glassriver in association with All3Media International, which has struck a first season deal with Viaplay that […]

Topic & SBS strike deals for ‘Agatha Christie’s Hjerson’

Global broadcasters and platforms including US streamer Topic and Australia’s SBS have picked up Agatha Christie’s Hjerson, following deals with distributor ZDF Studios. Beyond North America and Australia, ZDF Studios has also licensed the series to VOD platforms Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Deutsche Telekom and Huawei for German speaking territories as well as Germany’s public […]

Sales round-up: ‘The Vanishing Triangle’ pre-sales; Sky, NBCU & AMC bite into ‘Reginald The Vampire’; SBS tastes ‘Spice Trails’

‘The Vanishing Triangle’ pre-sales Broadcasters and platforms in the UK, Europe and Australia have taken Irish drama thriller The Vanishing Triangle, following pre-sale deals with distributor Eccho Rights. Acorn TV has secured the UK premiere, as well as licensing the series for several other territories in its global footprint. SBS has picked up Australian rights, […]

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