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FIC Goes for Third Season of Asia’s Next Top Model

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing Asia's Next Top Model back for a third season, which will premiere next year on the female-skewed lifestyle channel StarWorld. Season three will be presented by Subaru and TRESemmé. It will see a whole new crop of modeling talent competing in a ...

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Sky Vision Lands Two Volume Deals

LONDON: Sky Vision has inked a package deal with PBS Malta for some 300 hours of programming, and sold around 40 hours to the Greek broadcaster Skai. The agreement with PBS Malta marks Sky Vision's first-ever pact with the broadcasters. The package included Sky Vision's complete Attenborough catalogue, including Micro ...

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Rive Gauche Scores Pre-MIPCOM Sales

LOS ANGELES: Rive Gauche Television has secured deals for several titles from its catalogue, including Happily Never After and The Dog Whisperer. Happily Never After was picked up by Blue Ant (Canada), Sony (Africa), and additional seasons went to TV4 (Sweden), Foxtel (Australia) and RTL (Netherlands). Homicide Hunter 3 sold ...

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MIPCOM to Host Global Channel Distribution Day

PARIS: MIPCOM is launching a conference event dedicated to the distribution of TV channels around the world, organized in partnership with the Association of International Broadcasting (AIB). The aim of the event is to create a hub for the interaction ...

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Passion to Distribute Carver Kings

LONDON: Following on the success of the series Timber Kings, Passion Distribution has taken on the rights for the new factual-entertainment series Carver Kings, from the Canadian producers Paperny Entertainment. The 14×30-minute Carver Kings is about a crew of elite chainsaw experts as they create extraordinary custom pieces for clients ...

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ITV Commissions New Season of Endeavour

LONDON: Mammoth Screen is working on four new films for its successful crime drama Endeavour following a commission from ITV. The second season aired on ITV earlier this year, and the third will once again be written by Russell Lewis, the creator of Lewis and writer on Inspector Morse. The ...

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Talpa Scoops Up Distribution Rights for The Big Picture

HILVERSUM: Talpa Global and Israel's A Cappella have entered into a partnership regarding the representation of the game show The Big Picture in the global market. The show is created by TV host and renowned mentalist Nimrod Harel and A Cappella. It sees studio players get the chance to win ...

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VIMN the Americas Ups Production Exec

MIAMI: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) the Americas has promoted Michelle Alberty to senior VP of production management and executive-in-charge of production, overseeing all the production management and financial planning aspects across the company’s multimedia portfolio. Based in Miami, Alberty ...

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New BBC Two Special to Spotlight Julie Walters

LONDON: A new hour-long special commissioned by BBC Two will shine a light on the award-winning actress Julie Walters, celebrating her career, which spans more than 40 years. The program is co-produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and BAFTA Productions. It comes in the wake of Walters being awarded the prestigious ...

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U.S. Legal Drama Reckless Scores U.K. Slot on Alibi

LONDON: The U.K.'s Alibi channel has secured the rights for the hit U.S. legal drama Reckless from CBS Studios International. The series will premiere exclusively in the U.K. on Alibi in 2015. The legal series is set in Charleston, South Carolina, and is about a ballsy and beautiful Yankee litigator who ...

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