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  • Salto, SBS track down DR's Cry Wolf
    French streamer Salto and SBS in Australia are among the buyers to have picked up Danish series Cry Wolf, a detective drama set in the world of social services.
  • Back to the future
    Research by AVoD business WildBrain Spark shows how lockdown accelerated the trend for family co-viewing on ad-supported platforms.
  • David Beckham, Story to extend new doc
    CONTENT LONDON: The team behind forthcoming BBC2 four-parter The Premiership: A Whole New Ball Game, including former football star David Beckham, are planning more episodes of the docuseries.
  • UKTV adds Amey as digital lead
    Multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has appointed experienced Channel 5 executive Andrea Amey as its new general manager for digital.
  • Abacus counts up worldwide sales
    ATF: Broadcasters in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe have taken factual titles from start-up distributor Abacus Media Rights.
  • RTL takes 100% of Belgian subsidiary
    Germany’s RTL Group is to take full ownership of its Belgian TV and radio operations from existing co-shareholders.
  • Watcha picks up Possessions, War
    South Korean OTT service Watcha has acquired a package of mixed-language drama from France-based distributor StudioCanal.
  • Asia acquires Blue Ant crime series
    ATF: Pan-Asian broadcaster A+E Networks Asia, linear channel True Visions in Thailand and Chinese SVoD service Huan Xi Shou Ying have picked up crime series from Toronto-based Blue Ant International.
  • Salto shops for French, UK drama at ITVS
    Salto, the French SVoD service founded by pubcaster France Télévisions and commercial networks TF1 and M6, has picked up a slate of French and UK dramas from ITV Studios.
  • HBO Asia’s Folklore returns for S2
    WarnerMedia has commissioned a second season of horror anthology series Folklore for HBO Asia, two years after the first run's debut.
  • History seeks fresh perspectives
    CONTENT LONDON: US cablenet History is looking for new ways to explore familiar subjects and wants to add more international flavour to its 2021 offering, according to Eli Lehrer, its exec VP and general manager. 
  • SBS6 sets date with Roses Are Blue's Project Cupid
    Dutch network SBS6, owned by John De Mol, has commissioned a local version of Belgian dating format Project Cupid.
  • Erik Feig to advise Wattpad
    Canada-based digital storytelling platform Wattpad has appointed film exec and producer Erik Feig as an advisor.
  • Netflix to adapt Money Heist for Korea
    Netflix is working on a South Korean remake of its international heist drama La Casa de Papel (Money Heist), set on the Korean peninsula.
  • NENT goes on int'l series buying spree
    Nordic Entertainment Group has added 10 series from around the world to its streaming service, Viaplay, in response to demand for international content.
  • Tune in to C21FM today from 10am
    Today we hear from Red Production's Sarah Doole, Impact X Capital Partners' Eric Collins, Rideback TV Incubator's Elsie Choi and Unstoppable Film and TV's Jason Maza, who talk to ITV's Ade Rawcliffe about authenticity in TV.
  • Sky NZ names Moloney first female CEO
    New Zealand satcaster Sky has promoted Sophie Moloney to CEO, making her the first woman to lead the company in its 30-year history.
  • Netflix preps animated Outback comedy
    Netflix is embarking on an animated comedy-adventure feature that follows a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures as they plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback.
  • Spain, Finland can see Korea's voice
    Antena 3 in Spain and Nelonen in Finland have become the latest two European broadcasters to commission local versions of South Korean format I Can See Your Voice.
  • All Creatures to return to Channel 5
    ViacomCBS-owned UK terrestrial Channel 5 has renewed its original drama series All Creatures Great & Small for a second season.

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  • Davie's to-do list The BBC’s new director general, Tim Davie, needs to be bold, argues former BBC News chief Roger Mosey.
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  • Doc/Fest insights pt2 In part two of our round-up of UK buyer shopping lists from Sheffield Doc/Fest, we hear from Channel 4's Danny Horan and Channel 5's Guy Davies.
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