Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment has sold a number of factual series including Sea Nation (pictured above) and Greatest Tank Battles into Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
Asia’s Nat Geo People licensed Breakthrough’s culinary travel series, American Food Battle, while China’s CCTV picked up a pair of war documentaries - Battlefield Mysteries and Combat Forces – as well as Science of the Senses and Supervolcano.
LIC Hong Kong acquired Crime Stories and The Truth About Shoplifting, while CNTV in Korea picked up Greatest Tank Battles and CTS in Taiwan picked up Combat Forces.
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific acquired Sea Nation for India, as did The Philippines’ ABS. NDTV in India bought Boundless while Malaysia’s Capital TV picked up Going Global and Man on a Mission, with the latter also acquired by Singapore’s Brand New Media in addition to Sea Nation.
Thailand’s True Vision picked up My Really Cool Legs, Diamond Road, Hollywood’s 10 Best, Sacred Balance and Supervolcano; while Vietnam’s Viettel Television Center bought Combat Forces and Battlefield Mysteries.
Other deals outside of Asia include Africa’s Startimes acquiring Sacred Balance, Legend Hunters, Crime Stories and 72 Hours; Israel’s Ananey Channels taking Sacred Balance; and Australia’s Beyond Home Entertainment picking up Edge of War and Greatest Tank Battles season three.
“Asia is a crucial market for Breakthrough and the industry at large,” said Nat Abraham, president of distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment. “We look forward to building new relationships and fostering existing ones as our factual library continues to expand.”