British distributor Outright Distribution announced a raft of deals for the South African and Israeli markets this week. BBC Global Channels has picked up prodco Twenty Twenty’s The Choir: Unsung Town, both seasons of BBC 2 drama Garrow’s Law and the first season of Wall to Wall Productions’ series for NBC, Who Do You Think You Are? The broadcaster also pre-bought the second season, which is in production. It also took the seventh season of the UK version and the local South African version, produced by Rapid Blue for SABC2. BBC Global also picked up KEO Film’s doc Welcome to Lagos for BBC2 about slum life in the world’s fastest-growing megacity.
South African broadcaster MNET picked up the first season of Shed Media’s VH1 show Basketball Wives and pre-bought the second season, as well as the second season of the US version of Twenty Twenty’s reality format The World’s Strictest Parents. Etv licensed the first three seasons of Supernanny US in its first deal with Outright.
In Israel, Keshet renewed a contract to produce the fourth season of Supernanny. YES picked up the American version of Who Do You Think You Are? and three seasons of the Blood, Sweat… franchise plus a package of docs from Outright’s slate. Lastly, Ananey picked up a 25-hour package from the distributor that included KEO’s Three Hungry Boys, Wall to Wall’s feature-length First Columbus, Ricochet’s Unbreakables and the third season of Extreme Dreams.
- RS West ’18