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Another Season of 800 Words for Channel Seven

SYDNEY: Australia's Channel Seven has commissioned a second season of 800 Words, a popular family drama series starring Erik Thomson. 800 Words follows George Turner (Thomson) and his teenage children Shay (Melina Vidler) and Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony) as they move to a New Zealand seaside town called Weld after ...

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Arab Telemedia Group to Attend MIPCOM

AMMAN: Middle Eastern production company Arab Telemedia Group is set to present its content and upcoming production slate at MIPCOM 2015. Talal Awamleh, the company’s CEO, will be in Cannes to showcase new releases set to launch next year. The company is working on five series for 2016 that use ...

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FMI’s No Offence Heads to France

CANNES: France Télévisions has acquired Paul Abbott’s No Offence from FremantleMedia International (FMI). No Offence is set to premiere on France 2. FremantleMedia International has also inked sales for the show with ABC (Australia), NOP (the Netherlands), Hot (Israel), DR (Denmark) and RUV (Iceland). Last month, the police drama received ...

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Muse Sells Mystery Movies Ahead of MIPCOM

MONTREAL: Muse Distribution International has sold its mystery-movie wheels to approximately 85 territories worldwide in the run-up to MIPCOM. The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries and The Gourmet Detective Mysteries have been sold to Channel 5 in the U.K., M6 in France, ...

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ATF Spotlight: Breakthrough Entertainment

SINGAPORE: Martin Sheen stars in the TV movie Anne of Green Gables, a top highlight for Breakthrough Entertainment at ATF. “We are sure this holiday special will attract viewers of all generations throughout the territory,” says Craig McGillivray, the company’s VP of distribution. Blood and Water, meanwhile, is a crime ...

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MarVista Entertainment to Distribute Family Drama The Inspectors

LOS ANGELES/CHARLESTON: MarVista Entertainment has signed on to represent the family drama series The Inspectors, which is due out on CBS next month. Produced by Litton Entertainment, the 22×30-minute series will debut on the CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic! programming block on October 3. The scripted drama is inspired by ...

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New Chief Content Officer in Place at MediaCorp

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has appointed industry veteran Cheah Chee Kong as chief content officer, effective November 9. In his new role, Chee Kong will be responsible for driving content strategy and development for the company’s portfolio of entertainment products across TV and digital platforms, as well as content syndication. Reporting to ...

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FremantleMedia to Rep Irish Lifestyle Show Lords & Ladles

DUBLIN: FremantleMedia has acquired the worldwide format and finished-tape rights to Lords & Ladles, a lifestyle show from Irish indie Mind the Gap Films. In the series, three chefs arrive at a great Irish country house to recreate a grand dinner from its past, though they must first draw lots ...

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