Disney $1.5B Investment, Netflix-Major League Baseball Collab, Prime Video Nordics-Viaplay Pact, Disney+ on Apple Vision Pro and other blockbuster deals

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Disney $1.5B Investment, Netflix-Major League Baseball Collab, Prime Video Nordics-Viaplay Pact, Disney+ on Apple Vision Pro and other blockbuster deals

Disney $1.5B Investment, Netflix-Major League Baseball Collab, Prime Video Nordics-Viaplay Pact, Disney+ on Apple Vision Pro and other blockbuster deals

In this week’s edition of the Entertainment Supply Chain Digest, where billion-dollar investments, blockbuster collaborations, and exclusive pacts shape the industry landscape.

From Disney investing $1.5 billion, to the collaboration between Netflix & Major League Baseball, and Prime Video Nordics pact with Viaplay, the stage is set for unprecedented entertainment experiences. Join us as we unravel the excitement of these monumental moves, including innovative leap of Disney+ onto Apple Vision Pro, and more, in this blockbuster roundup of industry-shaping developments.

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IP Deals

Hottest IP Stories, Formats, Books, Games, Podcasts to be turned into the next big blockbuster
  • A+E Media Group Adapts ‘Your Neighbour’s Wife’ into Gripping Drama Series A+E Media Group, in collaboration with Stockholm Syndrome and Endor Productions, to adapt Tony Parsons’ psychological thriller “Your Neighbour’s Wife” into a gripping and provocative drama series. It promises to be an intense and suspenseful journey filled with real-life dilemmas. (🇺🇸🇬🇧)
  • Ulga Hauksdóttir’s ‘The Fires’ Unveils Perilous Romance Amid Volcanic Eruption “The Fires,” Ulga Hauksdóttir’s first feature film, depicts a volcanologist navigating a perilous romance amidst an imminent eruption, based on Sigríður Hagalín’s bestselling novel. The movie, produced by Grímar Jónsson (Netop Films) and Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska (Madants), received backing from the Icelandic Film Centre and Reimbursement Scheme.(🇬🇧 🇵🇱 🇮🇸)
  • Ananã Produções to Adapt ‘Querido Mundo’ Play into Film with Star Original Productions Co-Producing Ananã Produções is set to adapt the play “Querido Mundo” into a film, with Star Original Productions co-producing. The movie will depict the story of housewife Elsa, played by Malu Galli, trapped in a bleak life with Marcello Novaes’ character Gilberto, set in a small town.(🇦🇷 🇧🇷)
  • Eagle Vision & Spike & Sadie Media to Adapt ‘Indigenous Ingenuity’ Book into Factual Series Canadian prodcos Eagle Vision and Spike & Sadie Media are teaming up to adapt the acclaimed tween book “Indigenous Ingenuity” into a 10-episode factual series. It shines a light on the often overlooked contributions of Indigenous North Americans to STEM fields like astronomy, medicine, engineering, and agriculture. (🇨🇦 🇺🇸)
  • Antena 3 and Boxfish Partner for ‘López y Leal contra el canal’ Adaptation of ‘Beat the Channel Antena 3 and Boxfish are preparing for ‘López y Leal contra el canal,’ an adaptation of the popular show ‘Beat the Channel,’ featuring Roberto Leal and Iñaki López partnering to tackle various challenges. Hosted by Eva González, the show offers the duo opportunities to win valuable airtime or experience the consequences of being under the network’s control for a day. (🇪🇸)

Production Deals

Sneak peak into recently announced production projects worldwide

Season Renewals

More episodes on the way! Season Renewal Announcements

Distribution Deals

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

Acquisition Deals

Streamers & channels acquiring latest content across the world
  • ITV Partners with Amazon MGM Studios for James Bond Films Debut on ITVX Streaming Platform In a groundbreaking agreement, ITV has partnered with Amazon MGM Studios Distribution to offer 25 James Bond films, including classics like Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and Skyfall, on both linear channels and the ITVX streaming platform for 30 days, marking the debut of Bond movies on an AVoD streaming service in the UK. (🇬🇧)
  • Prime Video Nordics Secures Nine Scripted Originals from Viaplay in Landmark Agreement Prime Video Nordics has acquired nine scripted originals from Viaplay, including titles like Bullshit, The Fortress, and Those Who Kill Season Four, along with library titles such as Couple Trouble and Occupied, in a non-exclusive landmark agreement allowing the shows to appear on both services. (Nordics)
  • BBC Kids Content to Launch on MBC Group’s Shahid Platform in UAE BBC Kids content is set to debut on MBC Group’s Shahid platform, offering 200 hours of Arabic-dubbed programming for children aged 0-12. This expands the studio’s reach in the Middle East and marks the sixth market for BBC Kids. (🇦🇪)
  • Banijay Rights’ Crime Drama ‘Fallen’ Lands International Broadcasters Presented at the Gothenburg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision conference, Banijay Rights has inked its first round of sales for “Fallen,” a crime drama featuring Sofia Helin, with broadcasters including Canal+, MHz Choice, NPO, SBS, ERT, and Syn Hf onboard.(🇫🇷 🇺🇸 🇳🇱🇦🇺 🇬🇷🇮🇸)
  • Channel 5 and NBCUniversal Strike Deals for Romance Movies from Nicely Entertainment Channel 5 in the UK and NBCUniversal in Central and Eastern Europe have sealed deals with Nicely Entertainment for a range of romance and holiday movies, with Channel 5 acquiring titles such as “A Christmas Frequency” and “The Abigail Mysteries,” while NBCU in CEE picked up films including “One Perfect Match” and “Romance at the Vineyard.” (🇬🇧 CEE)

Global Entertainment Leaders Speak

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Angela Colla – Head of Business Unit | International Licensing | Content Distribution & Partnerships at Globo

Globo Unveiled: Mastering Productions, Streaming & Global Alliances

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Partnerships / M&A

Cross-Border Collaborations, Joint Ventures, M&A and Partnerships!
  • Fremantle Acquires Majority Stake in Beach House Pictures Fremantle has acquired a majority stake in Beach House Pictures, a prominent independent TV and film prodco in Asia. Previously partly owned by Blue Ant Media, the deal marks Blue Ant’s complete exit, as Beach House continues its innovative work across various genres and territories, including brand-funded programming. (🇸🇬 🇬🇧)
  • Asylum Entertainment Group Invests in Soho Studios Entertainment Endeavor’s Asylum Entertainment Group has invested in Ian Lamarra’s Soho Studios Entertainment. The size of the stake though undisclosed is described as “strategic,” facilitating international expansion for both US and UK firms. (🇺🇸 🇬🇧)
  • MediaQuest Holdings, TV5, and Nine Media Corporation Launch RPTV MediaQuest Holdings, TV5, and Nine Media Corporation have joined forces to launch RPTV, a new free-to-air channel offering sports, news, and entertainment to Filipino audiences, utilizing TV5’s content library and Nine Media’s broadcast network access for nationwide reach.
  • MultiChoice Group Rejects Canal Plus’ Buyout Offer in South Africa MultiChoice Group rejects Vivendi-owned Canal Plus’ buyout offer of 105 rand per share, stating it significantly undervalues the company despite being a 40% premium to the Jan. 31 closing price.(🇿🇦)
  • Character Media and ChimeTV Merge to Form Golden TV, Empowering API Voices Asian American publisher Character Media and Asian American cable network ChimeTV are merging to form Golden TV, creating a new Asian American media conglomerate. This partnership aims to amplify API voices and provide diverse content and opportunities in entertainment and media. (🇺🇸)

Companies Making Headlines

Launch and Expansions of facilities, studios, services & technologies

Featured New Specializations

Global innovations & breakthroughs in the Entertainment supply-chain
  • Dubformer’s AI Voice-Over Tech Revolutionizes Motorvision’s Localization Dubformer’s AI voice-over technology is transforming the localization process for Motorvision, a German automotive TV channel. This innovation has led to a 17% decrease in costs, facilitated expansion into new markets like LATAM, and enhanced production timelines. (🌐)
  • RED Digital Cinema Introduces V-Raptor [X] 8K VV and V-Raptor XL [X] 8K VV Cameras RED Digital Cinema unveils V-Raptor [X] 8K VV and V-Raptor XL [X] 8K VV cameras with RED Global Vision, boasting enhanced features. (🌐)
  • Veset Launches Advanced Ad-Insertion Platform, Veset AdWise Veset, the creator of Veset Nimbus, introduces Veset AdWise, an advanced ad-insertion platform. This seamless solution enhances live and premium feeds with contextual, non-intrusive advertising. (🇱🇻)
  • Leader Electronics Europe to Debut 4K Test Technology Upgrades at BSC Expo 2024 Leader Electronics Europe will unveil enhancements to its 4K test and measurement technology at BSC Expo 2024. Featured at Mission Digital’s stand, a new ‘real-time’ false color exposure tool for ARRI and RED cameras will be showcased on the LV5350 ZEN Series 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor. (🌐)
  • Strada: AI Cloud Platform for Content Creators Launches, Promising Workflow Revolution Strada, the AI-driven cloud platform for content creators, launches on February 1st, promising to revolutionize media workflow, automate tasks, and simplify collaboration in various shoots. (🇮🇹)

Localization & Post-Production

Latest updates in the world of content Localization & Post-Production

Animation, VFX & Virtual Production

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

FAST Channels

Latest global updates in Animation, Visual Effects VFX & Virtual Production
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New Global Film and Series Arrivals

Recent biggest releases across the globe!
  • Netflix’s ‘A Killer Paradox’: Gripping Korean Thriller Series “A Killer Paradox,” a recent Korean thriller series on Netflix, follows an ordinary young man trapped in a relentless pursuit by a cunning detective after an accidental killing escalates into a series of deadly events. (🌐)
  • Global Premiere: Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ Biopic Hits Theaters on Valentine’s Day Much awaited bio pic of legendary revolutionary singer Bob Marley “Bob Marley: One Love” releases in theatres across the globe on Valentine’s day. (🌐)
  • Saudi Fantasy Film ‘HWJN’ Expands Theatrical Release Across the Gulf Saudi fantasy film ‘HWJN,’ based on Ibraheem Abbas’ novel, releases in cinemas across the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. After receiving acclaim at the Red Sea International Film Festival and a successful run in Saudi Arabia, it marks a significant milestone for Saudi cinema’s regional expansion. (🇦🇪 🇰🇼🇧🇭 🇶🇦)
  • Iconic Fashion Drama ‘The New Look’ Premieres on Apple TV+ “The New Look,” a compelling historical drama series starring Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel, that depicts the struggles and triumphs of fashion icons amidst World War II, released on Apple TV+. (🌐)
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