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FCCE announces raft of deals in 40 territories

FCCE has revealed a raft of deals totaling over 1,000 hours of programming. The deals in Europe include CANAL+ Scandinavia signing a contract extension for 52 hours of FCCE’s weekly ...
January 24, 2011

FCCE has revealed a raft of deals totaling over 1,000 hours of programming. The deals in Europe include CANAL+ Scandinavia signing a contract extension for 52 hours of FCCE’s weekly Hollywood Buzz for a 2011 and 2012 broadcast;  TV2 Norway signed a one-year license renewal agreement for Films & Stars; SPI signed up for 20 hours of Star Profiles for its Filmbox Channel in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary; and Poland’s N Film renewed its contract for 26 hours of Hollywood Buzz.  Hungary will air six episodes of the entertainment series Mentalisn’t, while Spain’s new movie channel Cine Premier launched with 52 episodes of Hollywood Buzz.

In the Middle East, sales include ERTU (Egyptian TV & Radio) acquiring over 70 hours of FCCE content and Iranian broadcaster Gem TV signing on for the Newsfeed and short-form programming.

FCCE’s deals in Africa include Films & Stars and Action Zone licensed to My TV for broadcast in Nigeria and Ghana, as well as African coproduced programs Spark Africa, Bottom of the Pyramid and Films & Stars Africa.  Kenya’s Roma Agency and Moroccan news channel Medisat 1 signed deals for FCCE’s Entertainment Newsfeed.

Other global sales include FCCE Asia Pacific licensing over 200 hours of content, Singaporean MediaCorp’s Channel 5 renewing its contract for Films & Stars Asia and India’s Fashion One licensing over 100 hours of FCCE programming.

FCCE’s  CCO Justus A.G. Verkerk and Michael Aldrich, sales manager for the Americas, will both be on hand at NATPE.

Amsterdam – Following the launch of its new multi-genre slate of programming at MIPCOM

2010, FCCE begins 2011 with a raft of new deals in more than 40 territories totaling over

1000 hours of programming.

In EuropeCANAL+ Scandinavia signed a contract extension for 52 hours of FCCE’s weekly

program Hollywood Buzz slated to air in 2011 and 2012.

TV2 Norway signed a one-year license renewal agreement for FCCE’s flagship program

Films & Stars. SPI signed up for 20 hours of Star Profiles for its Filmbox Channel in Poland,

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Leading movie channel N Film in Poland renewed its

contract for 26 hours of Hollywood Buzz for the third consecutive year. And RTL Klub in

Hungary will air 6 episodes of the entertainment series Mentalisn’t.

Spain’s new movie channel Cine Premier kicks off with 52 episodes of Hollywood Buzz in

2011.

MTV Russia and STAR TV in Belgium both licensed one year of FCCE’s Entertainment

Newsfeed, representing around 50 hours of content each. Pop TV (Slovenia) part of the CME

Group also licensed one year of the Newsfeed service for its new movie channel to be

launched in July.

In the Middle East: ERTU (Egyptian TV & Radio) acquired over 70 hours of FCCE content

including Films & Stars, Mentalisn’t, Travel Snacks and FCCE’s Newsfeed. Iranian

broadcaster Gem TV in Iran also signed for the Newsfeed and short-form programming.

In Africa: Weekly programs Films & Stars and Action Zone have been licensed under a one-

year extension deal until the end of 2011 to My TV for broadcast in Nigeria and Ghana. My TV

also signed a one-year deal for FCCE’s newest and African co-produced programs Spark

Africa, Bottom of the Pyramid and Films & Stars Africa, totaling over 100 hours.

Kenya’s Roma Agency inked a deal for FCCE’s Entertainment Newsfeed to be displayed on

buses throughout Kenya.

Moroccan news channel Medisat 1 signed up for FCCE’s Entertainment Newsfeed.

In Latin America: FCCE’s Susan Bender finalized a deal with E! Entertainment Latin

America to air Spotlight On. VMe in the USA has taken FCCE’s end of year special:

Films & Stars of 2010.

FCCE’s weekly children’s magazine Kids Flix will continue its broadcast throughout 2011

across Latin America with LAPTV. And DLA Inc. has acquired over 30 hours of FCCE

programming including the weekly video game magazine Game Faqs and Star Profiles.

In Asia: FCCE Asia Pacific licensed over 200 hours of content including Films & Stars,

Hollywood Buzz and Action Zone in the region. Singaporean MediaCorp’s Channel 5 just

renewed its contract for Films & Stars Asia. Malaysia’s NTV7 also licensed Films & Stars

Asia to air on its TV network and digital media platforms.

Action Zone is slated to air on Malaysia’s 8TV in a deal with Media Prima Group. TVB in

Hong-Kong acquired 6 episodes of Mentalisn’t.

FCCE’s Entertainment Newsfeed has been picked up in the following territories in Asia:

In Singapore – by OMY-SG (online mobile for the young) Singapore’s first bilingual-friendly

news and interactive web portal created by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH).

In Malaysia – by ALT MEDIA for its newly-launched video portal tonton.com.my, and:

In India – by NDTV Good Times Channel as well as Twilight Entertainment.

Fashion One which broadcasts internationally across multiple platforms, licensed over 100

hours of FCCE programming, including the Newsfeed and Travel Snacks.

FCCE will be attending the upcoming NATPE content market and conference taking place

January 24-26, 2011 in Miami, USA. FCCE delegates will include CCO Justus A.G. Verkerk

along with Michael Aldrich, who recently joined FCCE as a Sales Manager for the Americas.

FCCE is located at Stand 128.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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