Cineflix Rights inks Nordic deals

Cineflix Rights has sold nearly 450 hours of programming to Scandinavian broadcasters, with titles including Inside the Box with Ty Pennington (pictured) and Border Security.
September 21, 2011

Cineflix Rights, formerly Cineflix International Distribution, has sold nearly 450 hours of programming to Scandinavian broadcasters, with titles including Border Security and Inside the Box with Ty Pennington (pictured).

The seventh series of Border Security, Seven Network Australia’s franchise that goes on the front line of Australia’s fight against infiltration by drug traffickers, wildlife smugglers and identity fraudsters, has been sold to Kanal 5 Sweden, TV Norge and Nelonen Finland.

Nelonen has picked up 12 titles in all, including designer duel Inside the Box with Ty Pennington, culinary challenge Dinner Party Wars, and series six to eight of Property Virgins, which chronicles the realities of first-time home-buying.

TV Norge has also acquired the entire Frantic Films’ series Princess, which sees host Gail Vaz-Oxlade guide money spending divas into becoming fiscally responsible; while¬† TV4 Sweden has bought five titles, including the Canadian and Australian series Conviction Kitchen.

The eighth series of Property Virgins has been sold to TV3 Puls Denmark under a deal with Viasat, which has additionally acquired Murder She Solved: True Crime, which puts the spotlight on female law-enforcement officers who hunt down killers.

Sandra Piha, Cineflix Rights’ head of sales for Scandinavia, said: “The Nordic markets are particularly competitive so selling titles into this region is a good indication of their global appeal.”

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