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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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