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  • Doctor Foster prescribed in Korea
    MIPCOM: South Korea has become the third territory to pick up remake rights to BBC drama Doctor Foster after local broadcaster JTBC agreed a deal with BBC Studios.
  • Sapan: AMC curation strategy targets talent
    MIPCOM: AMC Networks is using a highly curated approach to programming to differentiate itself from its rivals, president and CEO Josh Sapan revealed in his keynote here at Mipcom.
  • Netflix, Awesomeness tackle Trinkets
    MIPCOM: Global streamer Netflix has ordered a drama based on a young-adult novel by Kirsten Smith that will be produced by Awesomeness TV.
  • Medyapim goes fourth with Nippon drama
    MIPCOM: Turkish prodco Medyapim has acquired the rights to a drama format from Nippon TV, its fourth such deal with the Japanese broadcaster.
  • Federation takes majority stake in Fabula
    MIPCOM: French producer and distributor Federation Entertainment has taken a controlling stake in the Rome-based production company behind one of Netflix’s first original Italian dramas.
  • Shudder snaps up Lagardère's Iskander
    MIPCOM: AMC Networks’ premium streaming service Shudder has acquired rights to French miniseries Iskander in a deal with Lagardère Studios Distribution.
  • Sunny Bunnies hop to HBO Europe
    MIPCOM: Pay TV network HBO Europe has picked up Southern European SVoD rights to a Belarusian preschool animation in a deal with London-based distributor Media IM.
  • YLE buys Hollyoaks, seeks youth content
    MIPCOM: Finnish pubcaster YLE has picked up long-running UK soap Hollyoaks from All3Media International for its free VoD service Areena and is looking for more young-adult programming for the platform.
  • Bron strikes Rare deal with Beta prodcos
    MIPCOM: North American Bron Studios has joined forces with Beta-owned prodcos Dramacorp and Isolani on a drama coproduction.
  • SBS feasts on Gusto's culinary content
    MIPCOM: Australian pubcaster SBS has struck an agreement with Canadian culinary producer and broadcaster Gusto Worldwide Media for more than 40 hours of original food programming.
  • Studio Gale preps Tish Tash
    MIPCOM: South Korean animator Studio Gale has linked with Singapore's August Media and Synergy88 Entertainment in the Philippines on a new 2D children's show.
  • Discovery takes All3's Worst Cooks to Lat Am
    MIPCOM: Discovery in Latin America has renewed its deal with distributor All3Media International for long-running culinary reality series Worst Cooks in America.
  • Lat Am Albavision extends Forgive Me
    NEWSBRIEF: Broadcaster Albavision has picked up the second season of Turkish drama Forgive Me for its services across Latin America.
  • The Cry heard around the world
    MIPCOM: M6 in France, TV2 in Norway and TVNZ in New Zealand have picked up the latest hit BBC1 Sunday night drama from UK-based distributor DRG.
  • Blue Ant haunted by TCB series
    MIPCOM: Canadian producer, distributor and channels operator Blue Ant Media has picked up a supernatural factual series from London-based sales house TCB Media Rights.
  • Zachariou quits Oz agency Create NSW
    One of the most senior executives at Australian state screen and arts funding agency Create NSW has left the organisation.
  • ORF, ZDF taste Vienna Blood
    MIPCOM: Austrian public broadcaster ORF is teaming up with ZDF in Germany to commission an English-language crime drama starring Matthew Beard and Juergen Maurer.
  • Mediapro, Vice meet on border drama
    MIPCOM: The US production arm of Spanish broadcast group Mediapro has teamed up with Vice Studios to develop scripted series for Latin America, starting with a project set on the US-Mexico border.
  • ESG German format bounces over to Fox
    MIPCOM: US broadcast network Fox has commissioned a local version of a physical gameshow format from Endemol Shine which originally premiered in Germany.
  • Banijay sails into The Gulf
    MIPCOM: Banijay Rights has teamed up with New Zealand’s Screentime and Germany’s Studio Hamburg Production and ZDF on a new ‘Southern Noir’ coproduction.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Fear and funding With broadcaster cash becoming harder to secure and budgets fluctuating wildly, Canada’s non-fiction producers are increasingly looking to factual funds to get their projects made.
  • Playing Ball Bunim/Murray Productions is behind one of Facebook’s most popular original series. Julie Pizzi reveals the genesis of Ball in the Family.
  • Vertical thinking Marc Berman offers his take on the new crop of pilots heading into the Upfronts, and finds that this year it’s all about ownership, reboots and female-helmed dramas.
  • Pointing the way Next-generation studio Indigenous Media has joined up with Scandal star Kerry Washington to launch a drama on Facebook Watch.
  • Middle ground Turkish imports plus a lack of local commissioners have made the Middle East a tough place for scripted producers. But there are reasons for optimism.
  • Baring FAANGs As Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google step up their efforts to reach children, should the industry be welcoming, wary or worried?
  • Out of this world Live event shows and rights negotiations with streamers were high on the factual agenda at a soggy MipTV and MipDoc in Cannes.
  • Facing up to Facebook As Facebook steps up its efforts to attract viewers, the industry remains torn on whether mass migration to mobile will sound the death knell for traditional TV.
  • Alive and kicking MIPTV: Live-action scripted programming was top of the agenda for children's buyers in Cannes this week as the genre enjoys a shot in the arm thanks to SVoD. Nico Franks reports.
  • Rights still reign MIPTV: The continuing surge in the quantity and quality of drama didn't stop rights being the talk of the town at MipTV.