MBC Bags Turkey Deals & ‘Doctor Foster’ Remake – Mipcom Briefs – Deadline


Middle East MBC Strikes Big Deal With Turkey’s Medyapim and Ay Yapim; Remake of “Doctor Foster” with the BBC

The Middle East’s leading media company, MBC Group, has struck sweeping content deals with Turkish production companies Medyapim and Ay Yapim, and is redoing a British drama series following a deal with BBC Studios. The five-year partnerships – unveiled today at Mipcom Cannes – will see Turkish content offered exclusively on MBC channels and the Shahid streaming service via first-look and volume deals, as well as original Arabic-language originals produced for the MENA market. Some titles will enjoy wider distribution thanks to Shahid’s international reach. Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group, said: “It’s no secret that Turkish content is extremely popular with audiences in the MENA region – it’s a genre that has been gaining popularity in this region since the beginning. 2000s.” Medyapim to Remake Suranne Jones Drama Doctor Fosterhaving already restarted in Turkey as Sadakatsiz. The show, based on scripts by Mike Bartlett, will air on MBC and Shahid channels. Doctor Foster, originally on ITV in the UK, has also been remade in France, India, Thailand, South Korea and Indonesia. “We can’t wait for the public to watch our own ‘Dr. Gemma Foster’, and discovering such a captivating character,” Barnett said.

NBCU’s South Korean Music Format “Drive Thru-Oke” Heads To Germany

German channel RTL Zwei gets its own version of South Korean karaoke format from NBCUniversal Drive-thru. Munich-based production company SEO Entertainment is directing the adaptation, titled Music player, following an agreement with NBCUniversal Formats, part of Universal International Studios. It will be hosted by three German music stars and will launch early next year. Based on the original Korean format created by Space Rabbit Co. Ltd, the show sees a car become a stage in its own right, with audience members competing for cash prizes by singing during a talent-focused drive-thru . Recent adaptations were launched in Brazil, on SBT as part of the The Eliana Showand Saudi Arabia, where it is known as Ghanni Safariand comes from Dubai-based production company Ogmented for SBC.

Pluto TV signs an agreement with Mondo TV

Paramount Global’s free streaming service Pluto TV has entered into a content deal with Italian studios Mondo TV, part of the Mondo TV Group. This will allow titles from Mondo TV’s Mondo library to flow to Pluto TV in Italy and Latin American markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Several Mondo shows are already airing on Pluto TV in LatAm, including live-action tween dramas Heidi Bienvenidaanimated series Sissi the young empress and Dinofrozand futuristic car racing cartoon The Drakes. In Italy, shows include CGI-animated series History of inventionItalian-Japanese animated series Legend of Snow White and comedy adventure series The adventure of insectsas well as 20 films, including Felix all over the world, The jungle Book and Welcome to Pinocchio.

VFX Studio Milk Acquires Lola Post Production

London studio VFX Milk has acquired independent competitor Lola Post Production. The combined staff of the two companies will number over 300, with Lola and her Soho-based team joining Milk but remaining a separate studio. Both will continue to focus on premium and factual movies and TV series. Lola just completed her biggest year yet after working on visual effects for Universe for the BBC, Dangerous Liaisons for Starz and Dinosaurs: The Last Day with David Attenborough.

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