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Crime pays in Lat Am for Cineflix Rights

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has sold a number of crime and lifestyle titles to broadcasters in Latin America, including Wives with Knives (pictured) and Property Brothers.
January 22, 2013

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has sold a number of crime and lifestyle titles to broadcasters in Latin America, including Wives with Knives, Unusual Suspects, and Property Brothers.

Discovery’s ID in Latin America picked up various crime titles from the distributor, including Karma’s A B*tch, a 6 x one-hour series hosted by The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa, from Cineflix Productions; series four and five of Cold Blood, each 20 x one-hour, also from Cineflix; and series four of Unusual Suspects, a 13 x one-hour program from LMNO Productions.

The network also bought two Indigo Films titles, including Wives with Knives (pictured), a 6 x one-hour series focusing on women that committed violent crimes against their husbands; and Nightmare Christmas, a one-hour special documenting holiday-related crimes.

Sister network TLC in Latin America has picked up Property Brothers season one, a 13 x 30-minute Cineflix Productions lifestyle series; and season two and three of Princess, a 32 x 30-minute Frantic Films series.

Fox Latin America picked up the Cineflix series Property Virgins season nine (13 x 30 minutes), while A&E Latin America bought Big Coat Productions’ Paranormal Home Inspectors (13 x 30 minutes), and Cineflix’s Psychic Investigators season two (15 x 30 minutes).

Mexican broadcaster Televisa picked up Cineflix’s Urban Legends (45 x 30 minutes).

“Broadcasters in the region are looking for long-running, proven successes which bring in both male and female viewers as well as interesting new takes on a particular subject,” said Chris Bonney, CEO of rights, Cineflix Media.

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