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Sky Real Lives has acquired a reality weight loss series that originally broadcast on US cable network Lifetime.
Amanda Stevens is head of acquisition and digital media at Comedy Central
MipTV: Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, the classic ‘90s entertainment show, is being prepped for a revival around the world - although it is uncertain whether Chris Evans will return for a UK version.
MipTV: RDF Rights has sold ITV1 kids shows Tricky TV and Finger Tips to broadcasters in a number of key territories, including Germany and Japan.
MipTV: FremantleMedia chief executive officer Tony Cohen struck a positive note at a press breakfast in Cannes this morning saying that, despite the downturn, 2008 had been the company's best year ever.
MipTV: ITV Global Entertainment has picked up the distribution rights to a documentary series, featuring disabled reporters, from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
MipTV: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has struck first-look deals with a host of international producers, including Shameless writer Paul Abbott's indie Abbott Vision.
MipTV: Distributor High Point Television has picked up a library of classic British films, including Beat Girl, which it will distribute to broadcasters around the world.
MipTV: RDF Rights is serving BBC2 travel series Oz and James Drink to Britain to the international market for the first time and has already secured sales in six territories.
MipTV: Distributor Digital Rights Group (DRG) has swooped to snap up the distribution rights to three BBC dramas, including the second series of Criminal Justice and Five Days.
Former Endemol chief creative director, Peter Bazalgette, has become non-executive chairman of Sony Pictures Television's UK production business.
ABC Television in Australia has acquired BBC1's remake of spy story The 39 Steps and ITV1's yet-to-air Wuthering Heights from ITV Global Entertainment.
Senior vice-president, programming, BBC Worldwide Channels
Head of documentaries, ProSieben, Germany
Vice-President, Programming, Discovery Channel, Canada
Head of documentaries, Canal+, France
Commissioning editor, AVRO Close Up, the Netherlands
Deputy head of acquisitions, RTE Ireland
Like it or not, the global credit crunch is likely to be the topic of conversation among TV execs at this year's MipTV.
It's been a rocky two years for drama production on both sides of the Atlantic.
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