Vox, YouTube Original partner on Glad You Asked
Vox Media Studios and YouTube Originals have launched the docuseries Glad You Asked, which seeks to uncover “life’s most interesting questions” such as “Why do we cry?” and “What happens when we die?”
In each episode, Vox journalists investigate some of YouTube’s most searched questions. Episodes one to five debut weekly starting today (Oct. 8) and episodes six through 10 will be released weekly starting Jan. 8, 2020 on Youtube.com/Learning and on the Vox YouTube channel.
In the first episode, titled “Will We Survive Mars?,” host Cleo Abram (pictured) learns what will happen when humans venture to the planet in the mid 2030s, as predicted by NASA. Other hosts include Joss Fong, Christophe Haubursin and Alex Clark.
The series is produced by Vox Media Studios and YouTube Originals. Executive producers are Chad Mumm, Joe Posner and Lindsay Perna.
DRG signs new content deals in Australia and New Zealand
Content producer-distributor DRG has secured content deals with broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand, including early sales of some of its MIPCOM slate.
Foxtel has acquired three WildBear Entertainment history titles that will be launching in Cannes next week: Titans of the 20th Century (6 x 60 minutes), Jungle War (4 x 60 minutes) and A Royal Tour of the 20th Century (4 x 60 minutes), as well as WildBear’s The Families that Changed the World (4 x 60 minutes). Foxtel has also acquired true crime series Detectives: My Killer Case (4 x 60 minutes).
Elsewhere, Australia’s Channel Seven has acquired seasons six and seven of The Yorkshire Vet (20 x 60 minutes) from Daisybeck Studios and Motion Content Group.
Meanwhile, Sky New Zealand has acquired The Art of Architecture (10 x 60 minutes) and Auction 11 (5 x 30 minutes), both produced by Colonial Pictures, as well as Handmade in the Pacific (4 x 60 minutes), Oceans Apart: Art and the Pacific (3 x 60 minutes), War of Art (1 x 60 minutes) and Lazy Boy Garage (10 x 30 minutes). The network has also picked up seasons seven and eight of Inside the Ambulance (20 x 60 minutes).
Finally, New Zealand’s TVNZ has picked up Remarkable Places to Eat (4 x 60 minutes).
Bring the Funny rights picked up by WeMake
French production studio WeMake has acquired the format rights to NBC’s Bring the Funny from NBCUniversal International Formats.
Bring the Funny features the best in stand-up, sketch, comedy/variety acts, musicians, magicians and puppeteers, and seeks to find the next big talent in comedy.
The original series is developed and produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio for NBC.