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Drive takes “Queen of the World” global

UK production-funding agency and distributor Drive has inked multiple international broadcaster acquisitions for Queen of the World, the docuseries that delves into Queen Elizabeth II’s role as a figure on the ...
October 14, 2018

UK production-funding agency and distributor Drive has inked multiple international broadcaster acquisitions for Queen of the World, the docuseries that delves into Queen Elizabeth II’s role as a figure on the international stage.

RTL in The Netherlands, NRK in Norway and TVNZ in New Zealand have all acquired the 2 x 60-minute series produced by Oxford Films, which tells the story of how the Commonwealth has been a key focus and passion for the Queen throughout her life. The program also features behind-the-scenes moments with Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family.

Queen of the World has also been picked up by YLE in Finland and ITV Choice in Asia, the Middle East and Africa to air across more than 88 countries. The series was produced for UK commercial television channel ITV and recently bowed on premium cable net HBO in the U.S. as well as Seven Network Australia, in a pre-sale brokered by Drive.

Oxford Films is also behind several other docs featuring the British Royal family including Our Queen, Our Queen at 90, and Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.

Drive is launching Queen of the World at MIPCOM 2018 and holds global distribution rights to the series.

Launched by co-founders Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett five years ago, Drive has secured sales, funding and providing consultancy for a roster of production company clients including Oxford Films, October Films, Blink, yap films, Raw TV, Barcroft Productions, and Lightbox.

Drive launched its distribution division, Drive Media Rights, in September 2016.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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