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MIPTV ’17: “Age of Consequences” goes global; BBCWW dances across Europe

“The Age of Consequences” from PBS Int’l scores global sales  PBS International has licensed The Age of Consequences—a documentary on the military and political implications of climate change—to Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), ...
April 5, 2017

“The Age of Consequences” from PBS Int’l scores global sales 

PBS International has licensed The Age of Consequencesa documentary on the military and political implications of climate change—to Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Middle East Broadcasting Network (Alhurra), DIRECTV Latin America, Globosat (GNT), TV Ontario (TVO), TVN24, Public Television Service Taiwan (PTS), Viaamse Radio en Televisie (VRT), and Eesti Rahvusringhaaling (EER) leading up to MIPTV 2017The film has also been selected as a realscreen MIPTV 2017 Pick.

“In today’s political climate, The Age of Consequences is an incredibly relevant film which is why it is getting so much play around the world in both the theatrical tour and in broadcast,” said Tracy Beckett, director of acquisitions for PBS International, in a statement.

“Come Dine With Me” acquired by Mongol TV ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that its international format Come Dine With Me has been acquired by Mongol TV in Mongolia. The deal means that the unscripted factual entertainment format has now been sold into over 40 countries. The format is currently on its 16th series in Germany, it’s second in Chile, and with over 950 episodes made in French Canada.

“The enduring, multi-cultural appeal of Come Dine With Me continues,” said Mike Beale, EVP of global development and formats for ITV Studios, said in a statement.

BBC Worldwide dances its way to pan regional deal across Central Europe

BBC Worldwide has signed a pan-regional deal with Central Media Enterprise Group (CME Group), which will see Dancing With the Stars available across five territories in Central Europe.

Included as part of the deal is Pro TV in Romania (Uite Cine Danseaza) and Pop TV in Slovenia (Zvezde plešejo). Both channels launched the format last month (March 2017). The series has also been renewed on bTV in Bulgaria and Markiza TV in Slovakia whilst the format in Croatia will have a new home on Nova TV.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with CME Group to bring Dancing with the Stars to new audiences around Central Europe. This deal cements our already strong relationship with CME Group as our premier partner for Entertainment formats in the region. We’ve already seen with the success of the show in Romania and Slovenia, BBC Worldwide’s formats, programming and channels really do thrive in this part of the world and we look forward to continuing to expand our partnership with CME Group,” said Salim Mukaddam, regional GM and VP, BBC Worldwide, in a release.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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