“Unreported World,” “My Online Bride” head to Europe

Passion Distribution has secured deals for the foreign affairs program Unreported World and the doc My Online Bride (pictured) with networks across Europe.
December 17, 2014

Passion Distribution has secured deals for Unreported World and My Online Bride (pictured) with networks across Europe.

Danish broadcaster DR picked up seasons 27 and 28 and pre-bought the next two seasons of the Channel 4 foreign affairs program Unreported World (197 x 30 minutes), which is produced by Quicksilver. Germany’s ZDF and Latvia’s LNK acquired the program’s Ebola special, while Belgium’s VRT and Poland’s TTV acquired all seasons of the series.

Meanwhile, Denmark’s TV2, Norway’s SBS Discovery and Finland’s SBS Discovery picked up the Firecracker Films-produced documentary My Online Bride (1 x 60 minutes). The program, which aired in the UK on Channel 4, is about British men who look for brides overseas.

Denmark’s DR also acquired a package totally nearly 40 hours that includes Clothes to Die For (one x 60 minutes) and Dead Behind Bars (one x 60 minutes). Norway’s SBS Discovery picked up My Perfect Birth (one x 60 minutes), Britain’s Poshest Nannies (one x 60 minutes) and Clothes to Die For.

Norway’s NRK also picked up Clothes to Die For as well as All Creatures Great and Stuffed. Lastly, Finland’s YLE2 licensed Daredevils (three x 60 minutes).

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.