Talent competition show Masters of Dance (pictured) is heading to Vietnam in an acquisition deal with Purpose Media. HCM City Television Channel 3 will air two seasons in the fall.
The 22 x 60-minute/90-minute format takes four professional dancers and choreographers and challenges them to form a new company of dancers who must compete in dance battles. Masters of Dance has also sold to Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, Polish prodco Rochstar and Endemol Shine in Spain.
The first series, created by Keshet Broadcasting and produced by Tedy Productions, has pulled great ratings in Israel, attracting an average audience share of 24% higher than the most recent dancing show airing on Israel. A second series has been commissioned to air on Keshet’s own channel Keshet 12 in Israel.
Indie content distributor Cineflix Rights has unveiled multiple deals for titles from its market-leading crime and investigation slate.
True crime series Homicide: Hours to Kill (26 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions) has sold to Investigation Discovery U.S., A+E Networks UK, History Channel Iberia, and PCCW Hong Kong. In the series, investigators reconstruct a timeline of the murder, find the motive and discover the identity of the murderer.
Meanwhile, a series from the point-of-view of the medical examiner, Secrets of the Morgue (13 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions), has pre-sold to A+E UK, Germany, Benelux, CEE, South Africa, and the Middle East.
Other sales include Border Security: America’s Front Line season two selling to SBS Holland, TV2 Denmark, CBS AMC Networks EMEA Channels Partnership, and Netflix (U.S.); and its first season sold to Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL Croatia.
Bizarre Murders sold to Discovery Poland and Discovery Benelux, while the third season of Crimes That Shook Australia was snapped up by the CBS AMC Networks EMEA Channels Partnership.