Distribution360 factual content heads to international market
International distribution and global rights management company Distribution 360 has made a bundle of sales of Canadian factual content from various production partners to the global and domestic market.
Multichannel broadcaster UKTV has taken three series of Crime Stories from producer Partners in Motion with Justice Network in the U.S. licensing four series of the same title. Elsewhere for Partners in Motion are sales for Countdown to the Future and Innovation Nation, which have been picked up by AB Groupe for France, French-speaking Europe & Africa, Israel, and Turkey. Innovation Nation has also sold in Russia, CIS, and Baltics.
RTR Media’s Open House Overhaul is headed for Russia, while Foxtel has licensed season four of Healing Yoga from Zoomer Media. Puppy SOS from White Iron Pictures has been picked up by AB Groupe for French-speaking Europe & Africa, Israel, and Turkey; the series has also gone to RAI Italy. All 83 episodes of Ghostly Encounters have been sold to Blue Ant in Canada for its Travel & Escape network.
Get The F*ck Out of My House goes global
FremantleMedia’s Get The F*ck Out Of My House (pictured) has been picked up by RecordTV in Brazil, where the (22 x 85) series will air on June 27, and ProSieben in Germany, where the (5 x 90) series is set to launch in the later half of 2017.
The format will maintain its title in Germany, whereas the Brazilian version will be called A Casa and will be hosted by Marcos Mion.
Produced by FremantleMedia owned, BlueCircle, the series first launched in Holland on RTL5 in October 2016. Get The F*ck Out Of My House features 100 strangers who are crammed into an average-sized suburban home in the bid to become the last man standing and win the grand prize.
All3Media Int’l content in China
Independent distributor all3media International has inked two separate deals that will see China’s Wings Media and online VOD platform bilibili pick up more than 400 hours of content.
Shanghai Media Group-owned Wings Media has acquired a diverse package of arts, gardening and history programming, securing basic cable rights to 16 titles for the arts-focused Shanghai Art Channel. Included in the deal are one-hour specials Alexandria and Egypt’s Lost Queens; two-part special Building the Ancient City: Athens and Rome (2 x 60) and The Story of Egypt (4 x 60); alongside all five series of Fake or Fortune (18 x 60). Britain’s Best Back Gardens and The Secret History of the British Garden (4 x 60) were also picked up.
Online VOD platform bilibili has secured a range of content from cookery and technology to travel and ancient history. Gok Wan’s six-part series Gok Cooks Chinese and series one and two of Heston’s Feast (12 x 60) are heading to the platform, alongside series four and five of Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word (UK) (23 x 60), Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking (20 x 30), Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course (20 x 30) and three series of Hotel Hell (22 x 60), among other titles.
Europe buys APC’s factual programs
Financier and distributor About Premium Content (APC) has signed a raft of new deals across its slate of factual programs with new broadcasters on board for Sting, A Free Man, Dream the Future and Freightened.
Produced by Claude Lacaze’s new factual label Terminal 9, supported by Nevision, Sting, A Free Man (1 x 52) has been commissioned by for ARTE France. The film that explores the intimate life of the singer has been picked up by Sky Arts (UK), Mediaset (Italy), Canal+ and Planete+ (Poland), Movistar + (Spain), Radio-Canada, ARTV (Canada), VRT (Belgium), RTV (Slovakia), Channel One (Russia), RTS, RSI and SRF (Switzerland), and Proximus (Belgium).
Season two of Dream the Future (20 x 52) has been sold to Radio Canada – Explora Canada, Spain’s Odissea and Portugal’s Odissea (AMC Networks International Iberia), FTV Prima (Czech Republic), Next Step Media Thailand, RSI Switzerland and Planete+ Poland, with new broadcasters also picking up the rights to season one including HRT Croatia, RTV (Slovakia) and FTV Prima (Czech Republic).
APC has also sold its one-off investigative film Freightened (1 x 52) to PTS Taiwan, RTV Slovakia and RTVE Spain, as well as to broadcasters: DR in Denmark, VARA Netherlands, LTV Latvia, SBS in Australia, Medialaan in Belgium, YLE Finland, RTBF in Belgium, Austria’s ORF, RAI Uno in Italy, Spain’s Odissea (AMC Networks International Iberia), TVB in Hong Kong and Planete+ Poland (NC+).
Saving Bansky to screen in Germany, Hong Kong
Global content distribution platform BidSlatetoday has inked licensing deals with international distributors Little Brother Films GmbH and UA Cinemas Circuit Limited for the documentary, Saving Bansky.
Germany’s Little Brother Films GmbH has licensed theatrical, home entertainment, VOD and TV rights for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Hong Kong’s UA Cinemas Circuit Limited has licensed an exclusive for one screening during this year’s ARTiculate Film Festival taking place this fall in Hong Kong.
From 2:32 AM Projects and Regime, the 2017 doc Saving Banksy focuses on art collector and preservationist Brian Greif’s attempt to save street artists Banksy’s work from being destroyed and put on the auction block.