FranceTV Distribution sells “Battle of Verdun,” “Stalin”

FranceTV Distribution has secured deals for a slate of historical titles, including Apocalypse: The Battle of Verdun (pictured) and I Betrayed Hitler.
May 30, 2016

FranceTV Distribution has secured deals for a slate of historical titles.

Apocalypse: The Battle of Verdun (pictured; 2 x 45 minutes and 1 x 90 minutes, CC&C) has been sold to National Geographic Channels in all territories except France, Germany and U.S., and Discovery Channel (U.S.) as well as NRK (Norway), RTVE (Spain), Viewcom/VRT (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), and Ceska TV (Czech Republic).

Stalin (3 x 52 minutes), meanwhile, has been picked up by Nat Geo (Netherlands), Slovakia (RTVS) and Portugal (RTP).

The commercial arm of the French public broadcaster also sold I Betrayed Hitler (52 minutes, Label Image) to RTVE, Ceska TV, TV5 Quebec (French Canada) and Discovery Channel (Poland), while Hitler’s Champions (2 x 52 minutes and 1 x 102 minutes, Artline Films) has gone to RTVE and Ceska TV, UKTV (UK), SVT, N24 (Germany) and Globosat (Brazil).

Elsewhere, Ceska TV and Discovery Channel (Poland) bought Elizabeth II: A Queen’s Revolution (90 minutes, Elephant Doc), while Rai 5 (Italy) and RTV (Slovenia) acquired Yann-Arthus Bertrand’s Human.

Finally, FranceTV Distribution sent Olympia – The Origins of Games (52 minutes, Sequana Media/Kaliste) to RTVE, Ceska TV and RTBF (Belgium), RTBF (Belgium) while RTBF and TV5 Quebec bought Champions Factory (6 x 52 minutes, Camera One Television).

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