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.