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  • SA producer preps Zulu drama
    A producer in South Africa has acquired film and TV rights to a novel by the late South African author Kenneth Bhengu.
  • Wishing Tree grows in Brazil
    Globo in Brazil has become the first broadcaster in Latin America to pick up feel-good format The Wishing Tree from Talpa Media.
  • Lovejoy extends Lat Am remit
    US-based channels operator A+E Networks is expanding the remit of one of its leading format sales executives as it increases its focus on Latin America.
  • Bravo shoots final 19-2 episodes
    Bell Media-owned Bravo in Canada has begun production on the fourth and final season of its original crime drama 19-2.
  • Int’l nets uncover Lost Children doc
    Broadcasters in the UK, Australia and Israel have commissioned a feature-length documentary that looks at two children who were taken from their teenage mother in 1950s London by her ex-husband.
  • Nelvana joins Kids Futures
    CONTENT LONDON: The recently appointed head of development at Canada's Nelvana has joined the line-up for C21's Kids Content Futures conference in London on November 29.
  • Panda pounces on BBC commission
    Moira Ross’s new entertainment label Panda Television, part of UK-based Objective Media Group, has secured its first commission.
  • Int'l nets dine with young Ramsay
    Broadcasters from around the world have acquired the second season of the food and lifestyle series fronted by the daughter of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
  • NBC builds bigger Superstore
    NBC in the US has added nine more episodes to its second-season order of Superstore, the comedy series from America Ferrera.
  • Rare's 360 makes Renegade move
    Rare TV’s UK factual prodco 360Production has appointed an exec from Renegade Pictures as its director of UK factual.
  • NBCU's Matchbox plugs Bunghole
    NBCUniversal’s Australian prodco Matchbox Pictures and a theatre company are collaborating on a half-hour drama for the ABC which will utilise a cast and crew of people with disabilities.
  • Kingsley's Lavender preps Cousin Bazilio
    Ben Kingsley’s Lavender Pictures has teamed with UK producer and financier Nevision on a drama titled Cousin Bazilio.
  • Aussie dramas set roots at Acorn TV
    US SVoD service Acorn TV has added two Australian series to its slate of foreign drama following a deal with distributor DCD Rights.
  • A+E adds Sky alum for UK
    A+E Networks UK has appointed the former head of creative at Sky in the UK to work across its portfolio of channels.
  • ITV’s Victoria to reign again
    UK commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned a second run of its historical drama Victoria.
  • This Is Us heads to the UK
    A UK broadcaster has acquired US drama This Is Us from 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.
  • Sky Vision adds PBS alum for US
    UK distributor Sky Vision has created three new senior management roles, including a US-based sales and acquisitions senior VP position that will be filled by the former MD of PBS Distribution.
  • Ukraine passes tax rebate law
    KIEV MEDIA WEEK: Champagne corks are popping here in Ukraine after the government passed a law giving the TV and film industries a major tax rebate.
  • Zodiak Kids turns on vlogging series
    Zodiak Kids Studios has signed a development and production deal for a new scripted series about teen vloggers created by author Ingrid Selberg.
  • FX links with OJ Simpson prodco
    FX Productions has extended its first-look deal with Color Force, the production company behind The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
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  • Studio portrait One of Germany’s biggest movie studios for hire is moving into television coproduction. Wilfried Urbe reports.
  • Malabar’s mission TVO’s Marney Malabar discusses how the Canadian free-to-air network is changing and the content she is looking out for. Adam Benzine reports.
  • Global zeal India's Zee Entertainment Enterprises is having a growth spurt, both domestically and on the global stage, reports Richard Middleton.
  • Digital baked in A+E Networks has merged its international and digital businesses and is targeting both as key areas for growth. Sean Cohan tells Clive Whittingham how he’s going to do it.
  • Who are the pirates? Christopher Elkins, chief commercial officer at UK-based tech firm Muso, says it’s time to adopt a different approach to illegal streaming and downloading.
  • Revved up Former SundanceTV exec Christian Vesper tells Richard Middleton why he’s excited by his new role at FremantleMedia and what it says about the global scripted business.
  • CEE shopping list Peter Chalupa of Slovakia's TV Markíza and Henning Tewes of RTL Croatia tell C21 how formats are defining their channels and reveal the types of shows they are currently seeking.
  • A vote for change Will Brexit liberate the UK’s TV sector or will international media giants abandon London for mainland Europe? Raymond Snoddy gauges opinion.
  • Widening horizons Japan’s long-established TV business has been notoriously insular for decades, but this could be changing on the factual side.
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