ZDF, Taglicht team on Crime Scene Antiquity
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial and distribution arm of German pubcaster ZDF, has partnered with Taglicht Media to produce the five-part criminal forensic series Crime Scene Antiquity.
The 5 x 50-minute series will investigate unsolved ancient crimes, dating back hundreds to thousands of years, by utilizing modern forensic techniques, CGI and experimental archaeology.
Episodes will uncover the mysterious mass death of children in ancient Athens; the Great Fire of Rome; the destruction of temples in ancient Egypt; the conspiracy against Ramses III; the murder of a Celtic druid; the dark secret of Neolithic family tombs; the shadowy early death of Tutankhamun; and other mysterious ancient crimes.
The factual crime series has been developed in cooperation with a team of “internationally renowned” profilers, weapons experts, ballistics specialists, anthropologists, human geneticists and historians.
ZDF Enterprises will also serve as global distributor for the series.
Armoza gets “Back to Life” with Izzy
Israeli media content platform Izzy has acquired the docureality series Back to Life (pictured) from Tel Aviv-based producer-distributor Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios.
Created by Reshet Media and Armoza, the inspiring 60-minute format charts the stories of patients and their families in their wait for life-saving organ donations.
Each episode of the series will provide an intimate look at the struggle for survival of those on the waiting list while also uncovering the emotional details of the donor’s decision to help those in need.
Back to Life is currently available to stream via Izzy, which exclusively offers Israeli content to viewers around the world.
The Story Lab serves up All Together at the Table in Belgium
London producer-distributor The Story Lab, a division of the Dentsu Aegis Network, has sent the remotely filmed cooking class format All Together at the Table to SBS Belgium.
The culinary format will be produced locally by SBS and features Belgian celebrity chef Dominique Persoone hosting “live, interactive cooking masterclasses” from his home kitchen. Episodes follow as the chef works against the clock to plate a starter and a main course, or a main course and a dessert, for four people.
Before going live to air, the chef will unveil the menu and necessary ingredients via their and the broadcaster’s social media networks to ensure that viewers can follow along and cook in real time in their homes.
Persoone will also be joined remotely by comedian Jani Kazaltzis, as well as three families from across the country, who will attempt to keep up with the live cooking instructions from their own kitchens.
The series launches on Nov. 11 at for a five-week run on SBS.
The Story Lab’s Olivia Haynes, global sales and development manager brokered the deal with SBS.