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  • Dogan Media to be sold off
    Turkey's Dogan Media Group, owner of Kanal D and CNN Turk, is set to be sold to a pro-government conglomerate in a move described by critics as limiting press freedom.
  • First original scripted series for Blue Ant
    Canadian distributor Blue Ant International has unveiled a new slate of programming headlined by the Toronto company’s first original scripted series.
  • Hot Docs turns up The Heat
    Canadian non-fiction festival Hot Docs will kick off its 2018 edition with The Heat, a feature documentary venturing into the kitchens of top female chefs.
  • France TV, Disney zip up more Zip Zip
    Public broadcaster France Télévisions and Disney Channel are onboard the second season of French animated series Zip Zip from Paris-based Go-N Productions.
  • Broken Wings fixed in Kazakhstan
    Turkish distributor Inter Medya has sold family drama Broken Wings to a broadcaster in Kazakhstan.
  • Syndicado readies war, weddings for Cannes
    Canadian digital specialist Syndicado is heading to next month's MipTV with more than 250 hours of content on its slate, including a Russian series in which tanks from rival nations do battle.
  • Catalan comedy heads along the coast
    Barcelona-based distributor Filmax is bringing a Catalan comedy series that has set ratings records in its homeland to MipTV for international sales.
  • James Corden books Late trip to Portugal
    NEWS BRIEF: Portuguese commercial broadcaster SIC has become the latest channel to pick up rights to The Late Late Show with James Corden from distributor CBS Studios International.
  • Queen, Attenborough doc tops Cineflix slate
    A documentary featuring Queen Elizabeth II and natural history broadcaster Sir David Attenborough discussing conservation is headlining Cineflix Rights’ MipTV slate.
  • DCD takes Tern content global
    TV2 in Denmark and RTL Netherlands are among the international broadcasters to have picked up factual content produced by Scotland-based indie Tern TV from UK distributor DCD Rights.
  • African broadcasters take TVF titles
    A host of African broadcasters have picked up shows including Pop Up Start Up from London-based factual distributor TVF International.
  • ZDF to tell Story of Europe at MipTV
    ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has unveiled a slate of programming across its brands for MipTV, including ZDFE.unscripted’s historical docuseries The Story of Europe.
  • Talking Turkey
    Ozge Bulut Marasli of Kanal D and its production companies on the popularity of Turkish drama and her company's global expansion plans.
  • Power to the format
    Topics such as people power, AI and the reinvention of reality to take on drama led the debate about unscripted at INTV in Jerusalem.
  • BBC orders four dramas
    The BBC has ordered four original drama series for BBC1, including a project from the writer of Damilola, Our Loved Boy.
  • Amazon scores more sports content
    Amazon is launching additional exclusive sports programming on its streaming service focusing on college football and rugby to sit alongside its NFL and Manchester City documentaries.
  • Endemol Shine NA shuffles execs
    Endemol Shine North America has hired an unscripted exec as its new executive VP of development for unscripted original series and has made several changes to its programming team.
  • Mango TV takes Millimages' Molang
    Hunan TV-owned VoD platform Mango TV in China has acquired the animated series based on popular licensing and merchandising property Molang from France's Millimages.
  • Daisy & Ollie find Finnish home
    A Finnish broadcaster has acquired UK animated preschool series Daisy & Ollie from CHF Entertainment.
  • Cyber Group adds TV5Monde alum
    Paris- and LA-based producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios has appointed a former TV5Monde exec as VP of digital development and operations.
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  • Cattleya drive On the back of its recent acquisition by the UK’s ITV Studios, Italian producer Cattleya aims to take its international ambitions to the next level.
  • Pride and place As a growing number of children’s series introduce LGBTQ characters, what challenges do they face airing in parts of the world hostile to change?
  • Arabs got formats Khulud Abu Homos, of Arab Format Lab, outlines the state of the formats market in the MENA region ahead of her participation in Discop Dubai this week.