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C21: TV Azteca, Globosat pick Drive factual

Broadcasters in Latin America, including TV Azteca, Globosat, Canal 22 and Hola TV, have acquired over 85 hours of premium factual content from UK distributor Drive. The deals, which come as Natpe Miami kicks off today, will see The World’s Deadliest Weather (26×60′), produced by UK-based...

Worldscreen: More4 Commissions New Auschwitz Doc from Fulwell73

Fulwell73, the production company behind I Am Bolt, Hitsville: The Making of Motown and Sunderland ‘Till I Die, is set to produce its latest docuseries, Auschwitz Untold In Colour, for More4 in the U.K. The series features the moving and revealing testimony of 16 Holocaust survivors, including the seldom-heard voice of...

C21: C4, Fulwell 73 mark Auschwitz liberation

UK broadcaster Channel 4’s general entertainment network More4 has commissioned a groundbreaking documentary on the Auschwitz concentration camp from UK indie Fulwell 73. Auschwitz Untold in Colour commemorates this month’s 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and will feature survivor accounts and previously unseen colourised...

Bone Soup looks abroad with Drive first-look deal

Richard Bowron and Tom Kerridge indie aim to diversify output to drive global footprint. Bone Soup Productions, the indie co-founded by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, has signed an initial one-year first-look deal with Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett’s production finance and sales firm Drive. Under the terms...

C21: Hard Selling

The world of factual distribution is seeing rapid change, with new business models, complex, scripted-style financing deals, fluctuating prices and windowing rows. Clive Whittingham reports. Factual distribution used to be so simple. Cheap to make and quick to turn around, a show would be commissioned and...

Realscreen: UKTV orders up antiques restoration series for Yesterday

BBC Studios-owned British broadcaster UKTV has commissioned a new restoration series for its factual channel, Yesterday. Restoration Workshop (10 x 60 minutes) sees antiques dealer Gary Wallis (pictured) and his team of fixer-uppers tracking down unloved antiques and objects to transform them into bespoke items for the high-end...

Broadcast Now’s Hot Picks: Poisonous Liaisons

‘Women seem to have an insatiable appetite for working out the psychology and motives of the perpetrator’ Distributor DriveProducer White Spark PicturesLength 13 x 60 minutesBroadcaster C+I (UK and Iberia) With so many crime stories and niches already covered on screen, Drive joint managing director Lilla Hurst says she was immediately...