Extra: New deals for Nordic World, FMI, Tricon

Today's 'Extra' includes a raft of game show, factual, lifestyle and entertainment format deals for Tricon Films & Television, FremantleMedia International and Nordic World. (Pictured: Tricon and Bravo's Apres Ski)
November 18, 2015

Tricon sells Après Ski
Toronto distributor Tricon Films & Television has inked sales for its luxury ski resort docuseries Après Ski (8 x 60 minutes; pictured). Shaw Media-owned channel Slice and Bell Media’s French language channel Vrak have picked up the series. A copro between Tricon and Bravo Media, Après Ski follows Joey Gibbons, the founder of Whistler, B.C. hospitality start-up Gibbons Life, and his staff as they attempt to establish themselves as the premiere luxury tourism destination in the Canadian Rockies.

Nordic World takes Europe with new deals
Scandinavian distributor Nordic World has sold its factual and game show formats into a number of European territories. Aspect Films’ interior decoration competition series Redesign and Boxatricks’ quiz game show format The Shortest Straw have been picked up by an as-yet-undisclosed broadcaster in France. Zodiak Media has optioned Live Visual’s physical game show The Runner Up for territories in the UK, Sweden and Denmark and will have first rights in all other Zodiak/Banijay territories subject to a first licence in the optioned territories. Bambu Entertainment has optioned Gry Winther/TV2 Norway’s Dining with the Enemy in Spain. Reality format Get the Picture has been optioned in Italy. Skyhigh TV in the Netherlands has taken controversial Swedish format Dictator. Russia’s Terminal Entertainment has acquired four sports documentaries including To the South Pole and Back: Alone and Unaided; Being a Norseman; The King of Biathlon; and The Mentality of a Winner. 

FremantleMedia International sells over 400 hours into LatAm
Distributor FremantleMedia International has secured several deals in the Latin American market for its factual, lifestyle and entertainment titles. Brazil’s Globosat has taken FremantleMedia France’s Beatles vs Stones (1 x 60 minutes); docuseries Soundbreaking (8 x 60 minutes); cooking series Simply Nigella (6 x 30 minutes); Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Super Food (6 x 60 minutes); one-off documentary special Jamie’s Sugar Rush; competitive property format Who Lives Here (10 x 30 minutes); and talent competition series Planet’s Got Talent (6 x 30 minutes). Discovery Latin America has picked up documentaries I Am Evel Knievel, I Am Steve McQueen and I Am Dale Earnhardt; Nigel Marven’s Deadliest Snakes (8 x 60 minutes) for Animal Planet; and season one of This is Life with Lisa Ling (16 x 60 minutes) for Discovery Home & Health. Pan-regional channel Digicel in the Caribbean has taken seasons one and two of Storage Wars Canada; Nigel Marven’s Deadliest Snakes (8 x 60 minutes) and Nigel Marven’s Cruise Ship Adventures (8 x 60 minutes). Turner Broadcasting has picked up Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew (10 x 60 minutes) for Tru TV; and seasons 15 and 16 of Caribbean Family Feud for Pavilion Entertainment.

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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.