Canal+ $300M investment, Indiana Jones release, Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Dolby-UE Integration, NBCUniversal expansion & more!

Global Entertainment Supply Chain Digest

Join us in this week’s edition of Entertainment Supply Chain Digest as we explore thrilling advancements and investments in Entertainment. From the groundbreaking investments by Canal+ to the highly anticipated Indiana Jones release, and the transformative tech integrations by Apple and Dolby, we’ll cover it all.

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IP Deals

Hottest IP Stories, Formats, Books, Games, Podcasts to be turned into the next big blockbuster
  • Factoría Henneo acquired adaptation rights to “Puerto escondido”, the bestseller by María Oruña, from Ediciones Destino. The rights were negotiated with Book & Film Rights of Grupo Planeta. Factoría Henneo will attend Conecta Fiction & Entertainment to develop the fiction series 🇪🇸
  • Gaumont USA is set to adapt a Spanish-language version of the Canadian comedy series “Writer’s Block”. The show revolves around two TV showrunners who face creative burnout 🇺🇸 🇨🇦
  • ITV has commissioned a UK version of the US guessing gameshow “Password”. The adaptation, produced by Fremantle’s Talkback label, will be hosted by Stephen Mangan, with Alan Carr and Daisy May Cooper as team captains 🇬🇧
  • “Lego Masters” has reached its 20th country with RTL Hungary ordering a local version of the competition reality show. Production by UFA Magyarország is underway in Budapest 🇭🇺
  • Max has greenlit “When Nobody Sees Us,” a thriller series based on Sergio Sarria’s novel, following two police women solving crimes in Morón de la Frontera linked to a U.S. military base 🇺🇸 🇪🇸

Production Deals

Sneak peak into recently announced production projects worldwide
  • Prime Video is expanding its unscripted originals in the Nordics with a lineup of 12 new shows. Among them is “Girls of Oslo”, a docu-reality series focusing on Norwegian influencers Sophie Elise, Isabel Raad, Nora Haukland, and Anniken Englund Jørgensen 🇳🇴
  • Israeli broadcaster,Reshet 13, has commissioned the political action series “”Amia””, currently being filmed in Montevideo, Uruguay. Produced by Dori Media, Yair Dori Holdings, and Cimmaron Cine, the series centers around a Mossad agent, whose sister is killed in a terrorist attack 🇮🇱
  • Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn is set to create the documentary “Operación Esperanza” about the remarkable survival of four indigenous children in the Colombian jungle for 40 days after a plane crash 🇨🇴 
  • Moody Street Kids and Princess Pictures have started filming “F.A.N.G (From a Nearby Galaxy)”, a new tween sci-fi comedy series for ABC Australia. The show revolves around Lulin, a 12-year-old girl living in a fictional Melbourne suburb 🇦🇺
  • Movistar Plus+ and Shine Iberia are teaming up for “Bosé Renacido”, a docu-series about Spanish singer Miguel Bosé. The series explores key moments from his life, including his childhood and his journey to becoming a father 🇪🇸

Season Renewals

More episodes on the way! Season Renewal Announcements
  • Binge has commissioned Season 2 of courtroom drama “The Twelve”. Filming will take place in Western Australia and utilize the state’s production incentive. The series is produced by Warner Bros International Production Australia and Easy Tiger. 🇦🇺
  • ZDF and TV2 Denmark have commissioned the fifth season of Danish crime series “The Sommerdahl Murders”. Based on Anne Grue’s book franchise, the show is a co-production with Dynamic Television, ndF, and Sequoia Global Alliance 🇩🇰 🇩🇪
  • Star TV and OGM UNIVERSE have announced the renewal of the Turkish drama series “Stickman” for a second season, following its successful debut and widespread popularity in Turkey 🇹🇷 
  • “Paper Empire,” the action drama series by Robert Gillings Productions and Tadross Media Group, will film its third season in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Starring Robert Davi and Denise Richards, the production is supported by Film AlUla, with pre production underway and filming scheduled for later this year 🇺🇸
  • Paramount+ has renewed the YA drama series “School Spirits” for a second season, shortly after the conclusion of its first season. The show, featuring Peyton List, was the top YA series on the streaming platform during its run 🇺🇸

Distribution Deals

Distributors securing worldwide content across different genres, languages and format types

Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
  • Dubai TV has acquired the dramedy series “Audrey’s Back” from Montreal-based production company Pixcom. The series revolves around a woman who awakens from a coma after 16 years, caused by a hit-and-run accident when she was 17 🇦🇪 🇨🇦
  • Konami Cross Media NY has partnered with Panda KIDS in Portugal to broadcast “Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS,” the latest installment in the franchise. The show follows Yuga Ohdo, a 5th grader who introduces faster and simpler Rush Duels 🇺🇸 🇵🇹
  • Boat Rocker has sold multiple titles from its unscripted franchise, “Secrets in…” and Seasons 1&2 of “Secrets in the Ice”. These were acquired by AETN, Seven.One, Foxtel, A&E Ole, Bell Media, Dox TV, FTV Prima, Multicanal, RTI, and Parva 🇨🇦 🇷🇸 🇮🇹 🇨🇿 🇪🇸 🇲🇰 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 🇩🇪 🇬🇧 
  • Canal+ secures content from Keshet International, which includes the German comedy “You Don’t Die Amongst Friends,” the adaptation of “Stockholm,” “Cuba Libre,” and licensed the crime drama series, “Line in the Sand” season one in Poland 🇩🇪 🇵🇱 🇫🇷 🇮🇱
  • Asian Food Network Singapore has obtained the cooking and adventure series “Food Tales” from distributor O4 Media. Produced by IFA Media in Singapore, the show explores Singapore’s hawker markets 🇸🇬

Partnerships/M&A

Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!

Companies Making Headlines

Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios, services & technologies
  • Asian pay TV operator AsiaSat acquires Lightning International, a distributor based in the UK and Hong Kong. This strategic move enables AsiaSat to expand services and provide clients with access to global audiences via OTT and free ad-supported streaming TV platforms 🇬🇧 🇭🇰
  • Banijay, has launched Screen Line Productions, a new scripted label under Banijay France. Screen Line will focus on character-driven content, including original ideas and book adaptations with a particular emphasis on youth-oriented themes 🇫🇷
  • Canal+ is investing $300 million in Viu, a Hong Kong-based OTT streaming service, acquiring a 26.1% stake. This strategic partnership with Viu’s parent company, PCCW, aims to boost Viu’s presence as a leading OTT video service across Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa 🇫🇷 🇭🇰 
  • Montreal-based Rodeo FX has opened its fifth studio in Paris, expanding its global reach. The new studio creates opportunities for French artists to work on major productions while allowing Rodeo to establish a presence in the European market 🇨🇦 🇫🇷
  • Anna Valley, an AV and entertainment technology company, is set to launch a new, versatile studio complex adjacent to its West London headquarters. The facility, formerly utilized for a broadcast shopping channel, comprises five customizable studio spaces suitable for various media, entertainment, commercial, and event productions 🇬🇧

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Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain
  • Sky Italia, in collaboration with AWS, brings its voting platform in-house for live TV productions, improving performance, reducing costs, and ensuring scalability for shows like “X-Factor” while enabling expansion to other use cases. The platform delivers robust performance, fault tolerance, and low latency, accommodating near-real-time audience rankings 🇮🇹
  • Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos plug-ins now available on Unreal Engine Marketplace, enabling developers to create games with enhanced audio and visual experiences easily 🌐
  • TerraMaster offers Thunderbolt 3 RAID Storage and 10GbE NAS series, providing high-speed storage solutions for 4K video editing, catering to professionals with demanding requirements. The Thunderbolt 3 products enable faster post-production workflows, while the 10GbE NAS solution supports team collaboration and sharing 🌐
  • Sphere Studios has unveiled The Big Sky, a groundbreaking cinema camera with a 316-megapixel HDR image sensor, offering a remarkable 40x resolution increase over existing 4K cameras 🌐
  • “Sony has introduced the HXC-FZ90, a 4K camera designed for live production in broadcasting. Its advanced features and 2/3″” 4K CMOS sensor deliver exceptional image quality, while flexible licensing options cater to broadcasters’ needs 🌐

Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production
  • Audiomovers and Avid collaborate to offer Pro Tools users remote audio collaboration through the ListenTo plugin, enabling sharing of uncompressed audio and easy access for clients and collaborators 🌐
  • “AJA ColorBox introduces the v2.0 update, expanding its Colorfront Engine with new TV and Live Modes. It adds support for v1.6 BBC HLG LUTs and updates ORION-CONVERT for enhanced compatibility and customer-driven features 🌐
  • Apple has released a version of Final Cut Pro for iPad, offering video-editing capabilities with tablet-friendly features but limited compared to the Mac version 🌐
  • Unity has introduced Sentis, an AI platform that enables creators to deploy AI models in Unity projects across platforms. Sentis runs AI models on-device, enhancing interactivity and realism while saving costs and avoiding latency issues 🌐
  • YouTube has announced a collaboration with AI-powered dubbing service Aloud to test a new tool that automatically dubs videos into different languages for creators 🌐

Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

Latest global updates in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production

Fast Channels

World of FAST channels & related market moves

New Global Arrivals

Recent biggest releases across the globe!
  • “The River of Desire,” a film based on Milton Hatoum’s short story “O Adeus do Comandante,” starring Sophie Charlotte, has debuted on Globoplay.The movie explores hidden passions in the captivating backdrop of the Amazon 🇧🇷
  • The highly anticipated “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” released in theaters worldwide 🌐
  • The nail-biting horror franchise, Insidious, has unleashed its latest installment, “Insidious: The Red Door,” in theaters 🌐
  • Shemaroo TV brings back Ramanand Sagar’s “Ramayan” by popular demand, offering viewers a spiritual journey celebrating goodness and triumph over evil 🇮🇳
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