Deal Memo: MIPTV
EmptyCANNES -- The Weinstein Co. has signed a content agreement with Zillion TV to provide such films as "The Reader," "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" to the on-demand TV service starting this year.
-- ITV Global Entertainment has sold some 100 hours of library product, including "Agatha Christie's Poirot," starring David Suchet, and the award-winning miniseries "Brideshead Revisited" to NBC Universal Global Networks Italy for broadcast on the Hallmark Channel in Italy. ITV also sold more than 500 hours of programming to Southeast Asia in a series of deals, among them, sales of entertainment format "Dinner Takes All" and sitcom "Mind Your Language" to Singapore Media Corp. and a volume deal with Astro in Malaysia that includes "Nanny 911" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
-- Banijay Entertainment has picked up the rights to adapt the German entertainment show "Mister Perfect" for the French and Spanish markets. The show, which is being sold at MIPTV by Germany's SevenOne International, features a series of male contestants struggling to prove their worth to a female-only studio audience and a jury of three female celebrities. The original version airs on Sat.1 in Germany.
-- Shine Germany, the newly launched satellite operation of Elizabeth Murdoch's production house Shine Group, signed its first deal, as Germany's ProSiebenSat.1 acquired Shine's format "Fame and Fortune." Shine Germany and ProSieben subsidiary Redseven Entertainment will produce the format, which currently exists only on paper.
-- The Walt Disney Co. signed a VOD agreement with Dutch cable broadcaster Ziggo to provide such ABC series as "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy," animated series from Jetix Europe and feature films from Disney's library. Among the feature film highlights included in the deal are "WALL-E," "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets."
-- Italian pay TV operator SITCOM picked up a library of 115 titles from Austrian public broadcaster ORF for its four Italian pay channels. ORF also signed a deal for about 40 titles with Italian VOD provider Fastweb.