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MIPTV ’13: ORF Enterprises pens deals for “Hoopoe”

ORF Enterprises, the distribution arm of the Austrian pubcaster, has completed a raft of deals for Return of the Hoopoe (pictured), selling the 50-minute wildlife doc into Germany, France, Italy and Japan.
April 12, 2013

ORF Enterprises, the distribution arm of the Austrian pubcaster, has completed a raft of deals for Return of the Hoopoe (pictured), selling the 50-minute wildlife doc into Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

The doc looks at how the small bird made a comeback in the heart of Europe, and was acquired by Rai, Geo & Geo, Duna, EBS, NHK and Arte.

The title was one of several sales for ORF over the past week at MIPTV in Cannes. The distributor also sold the doc Owl’s Odyssey to Rai, Geo & Geo, Duna, RCS-RDS, TVP, and DaVinci Media; and penned a deal with TVP for Nelson Mandela – A Life for Freedom and The Red Billionaires.

Elsewhere, Schladming – Magic Mountains went to Rai, Geo & Geo, Duna, EBS and France 5; while 7 Wonders went to Minika and Irib.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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