The BBC launches into Japan on December 1, distributed and marketed by Japan MediArk, a digital data broadcasting company.
Reed Midem has signed a new deal with the city of Cannes. Look for the Palais to expand 3,000 square meters by 2006, and 10,000 more by 2008.
San Diego, U.S.-based music footage company Reelin’ In The Years will now represent ABC Australia‘s archival footage library of music and music performers outside of Oz and New Zealand. ABC Content Sales will continue to rep the catalog within those two territories.
New stock footage company getfootage.com has launched, with ‘action documentary hd images’ as its primary focus.
Amsterdam’s Zone Vision has picked up more than 60 hours of Hollywood-based IBC‘s catalog for distribution throughout central and eastern Europe. IBC titles include: Famous, Cinenews, The 5 Coolest Things, and Midnight Movies.
Voom‘s Equator HD has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to 17 of Paris-based ZED‘s HD programs – a list of five completed films and a dozen pre-acquisitions selected over the next three years.
London’s RDF Rights has closed its first publishing deal. Rights for Bomber Crew went to Hodder and Stoughton, which will produce a book in time for the 2005 release of the series on C4.
The inaugural winner of the MIPCOM DVD award for non-fiction was Capturing the Friedmans from Hit the Ground Running/Notorious Films.