Spain's Imira Entertainment signed a deal with Toronto-based Shaftesbury to represent all its teen-skewed and kids programming titles in Latin America, including the series "Life With Derek." The Shaftesbury catalogue also includes "Baxter," "Connor Undercover," "Overruled!" and the made-for-television movie Vacation with Derek. The deal also includes rights to "Mischief City."
Endemol announced a long-term partnership with leading Kazakh broadcaster, Channel 7. Endemol's Weit Media will become the principal production partner to Channel 7, and Endemol Worldwide Distribution will supply a diverse line-up of finished programming from its international library. Endemol will be responsible for delivering approximately 25 percent of Channel 7's new schedule, making this the largest volume deal between a broadcaster and producer in the CIS region.
DQE inked a co-production agreement for a second season of the animated series "Le Petit
Sesame Workshop announced that Sesame Street will return to New Zealand on Feb. 7 on the new Channel FOUR.
Zodiak signed pre-sales for the U.S. adaptation of the U.K. series "Being Human," which will premiere in April 2011. The pre-sales agreement includes Tele Munchen for all German-speaking territories; SPE Networks Asia for Asia; AXN in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia; DBS in Israel; Media Vera in Turkey; and AXN Sci-Fi in Italy. Zodiak also signed a deal with Entertainment One for the U.S. digital and home video rights.
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