“Mob Stories” moves for BuzzTaxi

The Toronto-based distributor has licensed the four-part series to LIC in China, among other international deals.
August 2, 2012

Toronto-based distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has finalized a raft of international deals for series and one-offs within its factual catalog.

In Asia, four-part series Mob Stories (pictured), from MDF Productions, has been licensed to LIC in China, while one-off Uakari: Secrets of the English Monkey from Gryphon Productions has been picked up by KBS in Korea.

Various titles produced by Associate Producers have been licensed in Europe. The six-part Secrets of Christianity has been licensed by Discovery in Europe and Nelonen in Finland, which also grabbed the one-off The Exodus Decoded. Season two of the prodco’s The Naked Archaeologist has been picked up by Mediatrade in Italy, while the eight-part Betrayal has been acquired by TF1 in France.

Other sales for the distrib include Talit Communications in Israel picking up the cable rights to Firvalley Productions’ The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price (26 x 30 minutes) and Handyman Superstar Challenge (9 x 60 minutes); Ion Media licensing Associated Producers’ Yummy Mummy (26 x 30 minutes) and Sibling Rivalry (13 x 30 minutes) from Cream Productions; YLE in Finland picking up Mystique Films’ My Big Fat Diet (1 x 1 hour); and TV4 in Sweden acquiring MDF Productions’ The Real Jack the Ripper (1 x 1 hour).


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