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Extra: All3Media Int’l, A+E Networks and Keshet Int’l secure deals

All3Media Int’l signs multi-territory deal for Drowning in Plastic Global distributor All3Media International has penned significant deals for Raw TV’s environmentally-focused documentary Drowning in Plastic (1 x 90 minutes or 2 x ...
January 21, 2019

All3Media Int’l signs multi-territory deal for Drowning in Plastic

Global distributor All3Media International has penned significant deals for Raw TV’s environmentally-focused documentary Drowning in Plastic (1 x 90 minutes or 2 x 60 minutes).

The film, which premiered on BBC1 last year, has been acquired by China Global Television Network (CGTN), who signed worldwide premiere rights (excluding the UK), and Discovery Latin America, who will air the special later this year.

Under terms of the deal, CGTN will board as co-producer alongside BBC1. Drowning in Plastic will air in April as part of CGTN’s news and current affairs strand ‘Big Story’, and will also be available to CGTN’s entire audience, airing in territories such as Asia, Africa, the US, Latin America and Europe.

The documentary follows wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin as she works with some of the world’s most prominent marine biologists and campaigners to discover the dangers of the biggest environmental disaster of our time: marine plastic pollution.

A+E Networks inks sales in LatAm, U.S. Hispanic markets

A+E Networks has secured a raft of programming sales for various markets across Latin America and U.S. Hispanic territories.

Satellite provider Direct TV in LatAm has acquired a package of unscripted titles that includes David Cassidy: The Last Session (1 x 90 minutes), The Clinton Affair (6 x 60 minutes) and The 44th President: In His Own Words (1 x 120 minutes).

Colombian free-to-air broadcaster Plural TV, meanwhile, has licensed Live PD: Police Patrol (29 x 30 minutes), along with biopics Cocaine Godmother (1 x 120 minutes) and Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (1 x 120 minutes).

In the U.S. Hispanic market, NBC Universo has picked up My Crazy Ex, which explores true stories of past relationships that went awry, and Storage Wars, which follows a group of bidders looking to strike it rich by buying repossessed storage units.

Keshet’s Boom! journeys worldwide

Global content producer and distributor Keshet International has announced a wave of re-orders and sales for its game show format Boom!.

The game show finds teams trying to defuse slime-filled bombs by answering questions correctly under a time limit. More than 2,300 episodes of the format have been commissioned thus far. The show has aired in 20 territories to date, including on Fox in the U.S., Spain’s Antena 3, Hungary’s TV2, Kazakhstan’s Channel Seven, Colombia’s Caracol,Cambodia’s Bayon TV, Chile’s TVN, France’s TF1 and Uruguay’s Canal 10.

Boom! has been licensed by Vietnamese broadcaster VTV under the local title Quả Cầu Bí Ẩn (The Mysterious Ball). AquaBlue will produce the format, which begins shooting later this month for a March premiere.

Elsewhere, Keshet has sold an option to Endemol Shine in Portugal, as well as the Spanish-speaking finished program of Boom! Mexico into Bolivia’s Red Uno.

The game show format has also been recommissioned by broadcasters in the Philippines, Spain and Italy.

GMA Networks in the Philippines has reordered the variety series for an additional 78 episodes via Television and Production Exponents to launch this year; Spain’s Antena 3 has reupped the format for a fifth season; and Italy’s Nove has renewed Boom! Italy for a third season via Endemol Italy.

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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