Mediaset snaps up two series from Armoza
Italian media group Mediaset has ordered two series from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats, with a November air date set for both.
The Package, one of Armoza’s established fact-ent formats, will air on female-oriented Mediaset channel LA 5, under the local name Ti Regalo Una Storia. Each 30-minute episode follows a single package as it passes through several hands across a nation. The package’s journey is determined by the passers, each of whom turns it over to someone who has changed their life.
Meanwhile, nine episodes of Upgrade are set to air on Mediaset channel Italia1. Hosted by Italian television personality Giulio Golia, the trivia game show takes place in the homes of ordinary people, where they are given the opportunity to win upgrades for their belongings.
Upgrade was created by Saar Brodsky, Rodrigo Gonzales, Gillio Golan and Tanin Productions.
“We are happy to team up with Armoza Formats on The Package and Upgrade – two scalable formats that can be adapted to fit the needs of our viewers and apply to different demographics,” said Fabrizio Battochhio, head of formats at Mediaset Italy, in a statement. “We believe that our Italian viewers will connect with both of these captivating shows.” — Jessica Mach
Flame Distribution inks deals from MIPCOM
Australian sales house Flame Distribution has announced a raft of deals for its titles, post-MIPCOM.
The Discovery Channel has acquired the latest season of Prospero Productions’ Outback Truckers for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well the second season of Railroad Australia.
Discovery will also air the lifestyle series Run for Your Life in Middle East and Africa, as well as Back2Back Productions’ new reality series Scrap Kings in Italy and Benelux. Scrap Kings has also been picked up by Viasat for their Greece, Malta and Cyprus feeds.
In other European deals, RMC picked up the car restoration series Ultimate Wheels from Splash Media TV for its French-speaking territories.
Other sales include a factual programming package deal with Knowledge Canada, with titles including Walking through History from Wildfire TV, science series Predict My Future from Razor Films and the BBC wildlife title My Sheepdog and Me starring Kate Humble.
Vision pens distribution deal with FIFA
Los Angeles-based Vision Films has teamed with FIFA Films for the worldwide DVD and VOD distribution of Gold Stars: The Story of the FIFA World Cup.
Produced by IMG Media, the three x 60-minute doc series invites soccer fans to relive important moments in soccer history, featuring archival footage of popular athletes including Diego Maradona, Cicente Bosque, Gerd Muller, Abby Wambach, Homare Sawa and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“We are very excited to be releasing this very exclusive collectors set of the best moments in FIFA history for the first time on DVD and VOD globally just prior to the 2018 World Cup,” said Lise Romanoff, MD and CEO with Vision Films, in a statement. “We will be working along side of InFront Sports & Media to manage the windows between TV and DVD and VOD.”