Battle Creek goes worldwide

Battle Creek, the new drama from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, has been sold into more than 100 countries around the world.

Battle Creek

Battle Creek

Buyers include TF1 in France, RTL in Germany, RTE in Ireland, 365 Media in Iceland, NOS in Portugal, ORF in Austria, ICTV in Ukraine, Canal+ in Spain, D-Smart in Turkey and Turkish-speaking Cyprus, and Rostelecom and SPT Networks in Russia.

It will air on MTG’s free channels and subscription VoD platform Viaplay in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and on Shaw Media in Canada, and Globo TV in Brazil.

HOT in Israel, M-Net in sub-Saharan Africa, Seven Network in Australia, and TVNZ’s TV One in New Zealand, Chinese online platform iQiyi, and Fox International Channels in southeast Asia have also acquired rights to the show.

Battle Creek, created by Gilligan and David Shore, tells the story of a small town detective whose authority is challenged by the arrival of a big-city FBI agent.

It stars Dean Winters and Josh Duhamel.

The show is produced by Shore Z Productions, High Bridge Productions, Gran Via Productions, and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television, and CBS Television Studios.

Shore, Gilligan, Bryan Singer, and Mark Johnson executive produce.

Sony Pictures Television distributes the 13×60′ series, which airs on CBS in the US.

Dramas Power into Latin America

Networks in Latin America have picked up more than 100 hours of content from producer/distributor Power, including its End of the World miniseries package.

Latin American Independent Network has acquired more than 25 TV movies and miniseries to air in Mexico, including A Bear Named Winnie (1×120′), Love’s Unending Legacy (1×120′), Supernova (2×120′), Meteor (2×120′), and King Solomon’s Mines (2×120′).

Also in Mexico, MSV Cable will air all five of Power’s End of the World miniseries, including Cat 8 (2×120′), Exploding Sun (2×120′), Eve of Destruction (2×120′), Delete (2×120′), and Ring of Fire (2×120′). It has also picked up TV movie Shark Killer (1×120′).

Exploding Sun

Exploding Sun

Canal 2 Freceuncia Latina has also licensed the End of the World series for its feed in Peru.

Meanwhile, Brazilian network Globo TV has picked up romantic comedies Lucky in Love (1×120′), and Puppy Love (1×120′).

Provideo has bought rights to Pinocchio (2×120′), Neverland (2×120′), Earthsea (2×120′), and Dreamkeeper (2×120′) for Colombian channel Señal Colombia.

Power adds Lat Am sales

UK producer/distributor Power is sending a raft of dramas into Latin America.

Cosmopolitan TV acquired nine TV movies and feature films, including Sparkle, You Instead, and A Bride for Christmas.

Globo TV in Brazil has picked up five romantic comedies, including Cinderella Pact, I Do But I Don’t, and Seven Year Hitch.

Argentina’s Artear has also picked up rights to Scarecrow,  Blackout, Air Force One Is Down, Cat.8, Exploding Sun, Eve of Destruction, Delete, and Ring of Fire for its Canal-13 network.

Exploding Sun

Exploding Sun

SBS sings Siren’s Song

Brazilian miniseries Siren’s Song (aka O Canto da Sereia) is heading to Australia.

Siren's Song

Siren’s Song

SBS has acquired the series (4×45′), which will air with English subtitles, from Globo TV International.

The Globo TV series tells the story of Siren (Ísis Valverde), considered the queen of pop music, whose murder in the middle of Carnival shocks the country and the hunt for the criminal reveals a new suspect every day.

It is based on the novel O Canto da Sereia – Um Noir Baiano by Nelson Motta, and is written by George Moura and Patrícia Andrade.

Brave Woman heads overseas

Broadcasters in Uruguay, Chile, Angola and Mozambique have landed rights to Brazilian telenovela Brave Woman (aka Salve Jorge).

Brave Woman

Brave Woman

Teledoce in Uruguay, Canal 13 in Chile, TPA1 in Angola and STV in Mozambique have acquired the series from distributor Globo TV International.

Written by Glória Perez, Brave Woman (140×45′) tells the story of Morena (Nanda Costa), who receives an offer of work in Turkey but on arrival, discovers she is the victim of an international human trafficking gang.

It first aired in Brazil on Globo TV in October 2012.

El Salvador walks along Brazil Avenue

Channel 2 in El Salvador has picked up Brazilian telenovela Brazil Avenue.

The series, which tells the story of a woman struggling to reclaim her life from her wicked stepmother, will debut on the Telecorporación Salvadoreña-owned network on January 6.

Sister network Channel 4 is currently airing The Life We Lead and Sparkling Girls, which like Brazil Avenue are from Globo TV and its distribution arm, Globo TV International.

Brazil Avenue was created by João Emanuel Carneiro.

Brazil Avenue

Brazil Avenue

Globo TV’s Girls sparkle in Costa Rica

A network in Costa Rica has picked up Brazilian telenovela Sparkling Girls.

The Globo TV series will debut on Teletica in January after the broadcaster acquired it in a deal with Globo TV International.

Sparkling Girls

Sparkling Girls

The story follows three housekeepers – Taís Araújo, Leandra Leal and Isabelle Drummond – who are transformed into a successful singing trio.

Sparkling Girls has previously been licensed to NEXtv in Panama, STV in Mozambique, Ecuavisa in Ecuador and Canal 4 in El Salvador.

Globo telenovela heads to Mongolia

Brazil Avenue, the Globo TV telenovela, has been picked up to air in Mongolia.

Brazil Avenue

Brazil Avenue

The series is due to debut next month on network channel Edutainment TV and on cable network MovieBox, and will be dubbed into Mongolian.

The series (160×45′) follows a young girl, played by Débora Falabella, who struggles to recover the life taken from herby her terrible stepmother (Adriana Esteves). It is written by João Emanuel Carneiro.

It has previously been sold by Globo TV International and translated in 17 languages.

Globo’s Gabriela heads to Uruguay

Brazilian telenovela Gabriela is moving to Uruguay.



Teledoce will debut the series, about a young migrant played by Juliana Paes, on November 10 after acquiring the rights from Globo TV International, the distribution arm of Brazil’s Globo TV.

Gabriela is a remake of the 1970s television drama, inspired by Jorge Amado’s novel Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon.


France moves into Brazil Avenue

Brazilian telenovela Brazil Avenue has been picked up by French networks France Ô and Outremer Première, both part of the France Télévisions group.

Brazil Avenue (aka Brasil Avenida)

Brazil Avenue (aka Brasil Avenida)

The series, produced by Globo TV and sold by Globo TV International, follows a young girl who fights to regain the life that was stolen from her by her wicked stepmother.

Another French channel, IDF1, is also screening Globo’s Irrational Heart.