UK-based distributor Electric Sky has announced a raft of deals following early October’s MIPCOM market. BBC America has licensed Wink, Meet, Delete (1 x 59-minutes) by Wellpark Productions for BBC Scotland in which director Sue Bourne investigates the Internet dating phenomenon. LIVING in the UK has picked up series three of Customs (12 x 30-minutes) by Favourite Films for Nine Network, Australia. The series documents the work of Border Agency sniffer-dogs and their handlers and is renamed as Nothing to Declare for LIVING.
In Sweden Viasat have picked up a variety of male-skewing titles including Miles to Surf (1 x 50-minutes) by Troy Frizzell Productions in Conjunction With Major Surf Corp; Supercar Run Featuring Jodie Kidd (1 x 47-minutes) by Camera CHY Productions; Total Adventure (26 x 30-minutes) by Creative Touch Films Production for National Geographic; Finding Genghis (6 x 30-minutes) by Cambridge Film and Television Productions for National Geographic, and The Fatal Eleven (1 x 44-minutes) by German prodco ColourFIELD on behalf of WDR for ARD.
In New Zealand the Living Channel has acquired A Place in the Sun Down Under (3 x 60-minutes) and A Million Pound Place in the Sun, both produced by Freeform for Channel Four. Series one and two of Glamour Puds (20 x 30-minutes), produced by The Last Word for Channel 4, has sold to Digiturk in Turkey & North Cyprus. Also, underwater wildlife HD special Ondinesia: A Cultural and Underwater Journey Through Indonesia (1 x 52-minutes) by Aquacam Productions has been picked up by Multicanal Iberia SLU.
- Hot Docs ’17