UK-based Outright Distribution has reported several acquisitions and third party programming deals based on representation agreements UK indies, KEO films, Touch Productions and Flame TV. Among the new properties coming to the Outright slate via KEO are When the Amish Met the English (w/t), a 4×60′ series for Channel 4 that follows a group of Amish teens embarking on ‘Rumspringa,’ in which they’re free to interact with the outside world; Megacity, a 3×60′ for BBC2 that explores the slums of Lagos, and 3 Hungry Boys, a 9×30′ for Channel 4 that documents three marine biologists as they live off the land and sea for a month in the highlands and islands of Scotland. KEO’s River Cottage franchise has been sold to Sky in New Zealand, Australia’s XYZ and ABC and France’s Cuisine TV among others, while Touch Productions’ Body in Numbers will air on Noga in Israel, Ceska in Czech Republic, Sky in New Zealand and LIC in China. Touch’s Dallas DNA has been sold to Noga in Israel, Turner Latin America and in Scandinavia to Viasat’s TV8 in Sweden and to JIM (part of Nelonen channel group) in Finland. Finally, from Flame TV, World of Stupid Criminals has been bought by JIM and Sky in New Zealand.
- RS West ’18