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  • Baptism of fire
    Gédéon and Jules Naudet discuss their doc Notre Dame: Our Lady of Paris on the anniversary of the fire, plus the impact of streamers on the genre.
  • C5 orders tsunami, WWII history series
    ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has commissioned four new specialist factual series covering the Second World War, the Costa Concordia disaster and the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
  • BBC, Warner execs talk up diversity
    MIPTV: Execs from the BBC, WarnerMedia and Amazon have outlined their diversity strategies after a year in which the ethnic and gender imbalances in the media industry have come under fresh scrutiny.
  • Podcast division rises at Cream
    Canadian indie Cream Productions has become the latest television prodco to launch a dedicated podcast division.
  • UK broadcasters back unscripted fund
    A group of UK broadcasters, including the BBC and Channel 4, have unveiled a fund aimed at covering crew shortages and skill gaps and diversifying production crew and talent in unscripted TV.
  • Atlantic Nomad lands TV, film financing deal
    Jamie Carmichael and Simon Mirren’s LA- and London-based prodco Atlantic Nomad has closed a TV and film slate financing deal with Finnish venture capital fund manager IPR.VC.
  • BT Sport, Insight score second Ultimate Goal
    UK sportscaster BT Sport has renewed its partnership with Netherlands-based broadcaster Insight TV to coproduce a second season of reality football competition format Ultimate Goal.
  • Sky – New Zealand
    SCHEDULE WATCH PROFILE: Sky New Zealand is eyeing more international partnerships and projects around its originals slate.
  • BBCS adds to top factual leadership
    BBC Studios Productions factual chief Tom McDonald has finalised his leadership team by appointing a director of production and a director of commercial and business development.
  • Gerhartz upped to lead Red Arrow sales
    Tim Gerhartz has been promoted to president and MD of Red Arrow Studios International, the distribution arm of Red Arrow Studios, replacing Joel Denton.
  • More4 explores World’s Greatest Wrecks
    Commercially funded UK pubcaster Channel 4 has acquired 10-part documentary series World’s Greatest Wrecks for its More4 channel.
  • Vice TV pins down wrestler doc
    NEWS BRIEF: Youth-skewing US cablenet Vice TV has acquired a documentary about Iranian professional wrestler Khosrow Vaziri from LA-based distributor Principal Media, which holds the global rights.
  • Amazon signs Manchester Utd's Pogba
    Amazon Studios has signed an overall deal with Manchester United’s French international midfielder Paul Pogba and has greenlit a documentary series about the footballer’s life.
  • RMC Découverte turns around Suez doc
    French factual network RMC Découverte has commissioned a quick-turnaround documentary about the Suez Canal blockage from local prodco Factual Factory and UK distributor BossaNova.
  • All3Media adds Eating with Your Enemy
    The distribution arm of All3Media has picked up the global sales rights to the format and finished tape of social experiment show Eating with Your Enemy.
  • Univision, Televisa agree $4.8bn merger
    US Hispanic broadcaster Univision has bought the content and media assets of Mexican media company Televisa in a US$4.8bn deal through which the companies will merge to form Televisa-Univision.
  • David Beckham teams up with Disney+
    MIPTV: David Beckham has teamed up with Disney+ on forthcoming series Save Our Squad, in which the British football legend mentors young players, and is also planning to make a documentary about his life.
  • Andrew Haber dies aged 56
    Andrew Haber, the long serving sales VP at New Jersey-based Alfred Haber Distribution, has died suddenly.
  • TVP, MTV Oy, Ananey shop at Orange Smarty
    International broadcasters including TVP in Poland, MTV Oy in Finland and Ananey in Israel have acquired factual programming from independent UK distributor Orange Smarty.
  • Blue Ant partners Surviving R Kelly producer
    Blue Ant Studios, the production arm of Canada’s Blue Ant Media, has sealed a development deal with Surviving R Kelly producer Tamra Simmons.

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