FCCE builds international deals for “Hollywood Buzz”

Amsterdam-based distribution company FCCE has sold a raft of entertainment programming to broadcasters in more than 60 territories, for titles such as Hollywood Buzz and Films & Stars.
January 18, 2012

Amsterdam-based distribution company FCCE has sold a raft of entertainment programming  to networks in more than 60 territories.

The company has signed deals with HBO in multiple territories, with HBO in The Netherlands licensing the entertainment magazine Hollywood Buzz, while HBO Asia, which has been broadcasting the series in all its territories for the past two years, has renewed the series for the 2012 season. Meanwhile HBO Central Europe has renewed its license for Films & Stars.

The revamped Hollywood Buzz was also picked up by Star World in Asia, Dubai One in the United Arab Emirates and Star TV in Belgium. Films & Stars will debut in the United States on the Spanish-language network VMe TV.

In addition to the entertainment properties, a number of undisclosed short content and movie-related documentaries were sold to E! Entertainment and Turner in Latin America, Canal Hollywood in Spain and Portugal, MGM Networks in Germany, and Telewizja Puls in Poland, according to FCCE.

Finally, the one-hour end-of-year special Films & Stars of 2011, has been licensed to 20 broadcasters, including the Canal Plus’ Ale Kino channel in Poland, NTV 7 in Canada, Rostelecom in Russia, Imedi TV in Georgia, TKL in Vietnam, CJ Media in Korea, Pro TV in Romania, Top TV in South Africa, and SIC in Portugal.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.