What recent updates in broadcasting include BBC’s return to ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Planet Earth III’ selling in Australia and China?

‘Marie Antoinette‘ Back On The BBC

The BBC has exciting news for fans of Canal+ Creation Originale’s “Marie Antoinette.” The second season of the drama has been acquired by the BBC. Sue Deeks, head of acquisitions for the BBC, expressed her delight in the success of the show’s first season. The drama, created by Deborah Davis, has been a great hit for the corporation. “Marie Antoinette” is produced by Claude Chelli, Margaux Balsan, Stéphanie Chartreux, and Bedside Productions. The production of season 2 is currently underway.

‘Planet Earth III‘ Sells Around the World

David Attenborough’s latest natural history masterpiece, “Planet Earth III,” has been making waves globally. BBC Studios, in partnership with BBC America, ZDF, France Télévisions, and The Open University, has successfully sold the documentary series to various countries. The series has been picked up by Nine in Australia, VRT in Belgium, Czech TV in the Czech Republic, DR in Denmark, Mediaset in Italy, TVNZ in New Zealand, Movistar Plus+ in Spain, and SVT in Sweden.

Additionally, NHK in Japan is co-producing the series, and China’s Shanghai Media Group has acquired the rights for linear TV, as well as streaming rights on Bilibili, iQiyi, Tencent Video, Youku, and China Mobile’s Migu Video. Under the executive producer Mike Gunton and the series producer Matt Brandon, “Planet Earth III” has been creating a global buzz.

Fremantle Sells ‘The Piano’ & Debuts ‘Thank God You’re Here’

Fremantle, the renowned production company, has made two significant deals recently. They have secured deals in the Netherlands with RTL4 and in Denmark with TV2 to produce local versions of Channel 4’s amateur pianist reality show, “The Piano.” With the success of the show, originally created by Love Productions, known for producing “The Great British Bake Off,” two more seasons have been commissioned in the UK.

On a separate note, Fremantle has introduced the Australian comedy format “Thank God You’re Here” to the market. This Network 10 show invites comedy guests to embark on an unpredictable journey through a famous blue door into the unknown. Fremantle continues to diversify and bring entertaining content to audiences worldwide.

Manta Unveils ‘Dragon King Oath’

Manta, a popular Korean digital comics platform, is set to release a new series called “Dragon King Oath.” Created by Leeanne M. Krecic, the creator of “Let’s Play,” this exciting series is scheduled to premiere next year. “Dragon King Oath” follows Princess Lisette Wylgerent, who finds herself bound to a fearsome dragon named Raith as part of an ancient pact. The story revolves around Lisette’s journey as she confronts her own prejudices and fears to forge a new path for her kingdom. Manta continues to provide captivating storytelling experiences to its readers.

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