AETN International’s catalog of programming, including its first package from Lifetime, has sold to Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. France Television licensed America the Story of the US, while M6 in France picked up Ice Road Truckers season four. Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 has licensed Steven Seagal Lawman and Ice Road Truckers seasons two and three. In Scandinavia, TV Norge in Norway acquired a package including titles Pawn Stars and Dog the Bounty Hunter, while TV2 in Norway picked up Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Sweden’s TV4 bought Ice Road Truckers season four and new spin-off series, IRT Deadliest Roads.
In Central and Eastern Europe, seasons three and four of Criss Angel Mindfreak were picked up by pan-regional broadcaster AXN. Poland’s TV4 licensed Steven Seagal Lawman, while TVN acquired 102 Minutes That Changed America, Ax Men, Ice Road Truckers and Shockwave. Package deals were also made with Chellozone (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia), and Slovenia’s POPTV. Marjan Television Network in Iran also acquired a significant package of programs. Korea’s QTV picked up a Biography package, while Sun Media acquired a package featuring WWII: Lost Films and Mail Cal for KFN Channel. Taiwan’s ELTA acquired a large volume programming package, and in Thailand, AETN International renewed an existing output deal with Thai PBS. AETN also licensed Dogfights, The Works, and seasons one and two of Steven Seagal Lawman to Thailand’s True.
In Canada, CBC News Network has acquired the special, 10 Ways To Kill Bin Laden and in Latin America, volume deals were concluded with broadcasters Rede Record in Brazil, Television Nacional in Panama, Caracol, Teleantioquia and RTVC in Colombia, and MTV Latin America (Pan Regional).
Lastly, Mexican broadcasters Televisa and Canal 11 licensed multiple factual programs, and TV Azteca picked up 102 Mintues That Changed America. Other deals were inked with Mega TV, Television Nacional in Chile, Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas in Ecuador, WAPA TV in Puerto Rico, America TV in Peru and Canal 2 in Nicaragua.
- Hot Docs ’17