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It was a “busy and active week” at this MIPTV, said conference organizer Reed Midem’s head of television Laurine Garaude as the week-long international television market wrapped Thursday. In one of the most buzzed about deals of the week, NBCUniversal announced a new partnership with German network RTL and France’s TF1 to develop, finance and produce U.S. procedurals directly for the international market. While the deal is the first of its kind, it is the result of the continuing trend of international co-production and co-development with both traditional and digital that is changing the TV production model.