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Extra: Quintus Media scores German deals, “Marry Me Now” heads to sub-Saharan Africa

Quintus Media docs land in Germany International distribution and media agency Quintus Media has licensed several documentaries to German broadcasters. German media company ProSieben Sat.1 has acquired series one and two of 15 Billion ...
July 12, 2018

Quintus Media docs land in Germany

International distribution and media agency Quintus Media has licensed several documentaries to German broadcasters.

German media company ProSieben Sat.1 has acquired series one and two of 15 Billion Pound Railway (5 x 60 minutes) for its male-skewing and free-to-air documentary channel K1 Doku.

Produced by Windfall Films, part of the Argonon Group, 15 Billion Pound Railway follows a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build Crossrail – London’s new underground. Costing almost £15 billion and taking 10 years to build, it’s one of the biggest engineering projects in Europe.

ProSieben Sat.1 has also acquired Wedding Surprises: Caught on Camera (2 x 60 minutes) from UK-based Silverlining Rights. Produced by ITN Productions, the series features wedding moments caught on camera – showing the best and worst of proposals, ceremonies, receptions and honeymoons.

Elsewhere, WeltN24 has picked up season four of Mighty Planes (5 x 60 minutes) produced by Canadian producer Exploration Inc. The series looks at the most amazing aircrafts and the people and technology that make them soar.

Armoza Formats’ Marry Me Now heads to sub-Saharan Africa

Israeli-based Armoza Formats’ docureality format Marry Me Now (pictured) has been commissioned for a first season in all 46 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

The series (13 x 60 minutes) will air on M-Net’s flagship channel 1 Magic starting in November.

Produced by Armoza Formats and Zipi Rozenblum, Marry Me Now follows one woman each week who has had enough of waiting for a ring. She will prep her own wedding in just a few days, without the groom-to-be’s knowledge. On the third day, she will ambush her partner with a proposal while wearing her wedding dress. If he says no, it’s over, but if he says yes, they will tie the knot on the spot.

A first season of Marry Me Now recently aired on Russia’s U Channel.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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