Toronto-based BuzzTaxi Communications has sold factual programming to new broadcast partners in Asia and South Africa, and made deals with Israel, Russia and Poland. Ananey in Israel picked up biography series At the Table With…, produced by Firvally Productions, and Israel’s National Geographic picked up Pine Street Films’ action adventure travel documentary Motorcycle Karma. Russia’s TV Kultura picked up the HD special Beasts of the Bible from Associated Producers and Poland’s TV4 has picked up the first 26 episodes of The Role That Changed My Life, produced by Pyramid Productions. South Africa has licensed the pay/cable TV rights to Pyramid Productions’ Homicide Files (13 x 30 mins in HD) to a broadcaster in South Africa, while HGTV’s Top Ten from Firvalley Productions, has been sold to Plus Media Partner for Korea and also pan Asian channel LI TV.
- Hot Docs ’17