Unscripted

Cineflix makes UK, U.S. deals in acquisitions drive

Grand Tourer and Crimes That Shook Britain (pictured) are among a slate of recent UK and North American acquisitions made by the distributor Cineflix Rights as part of a drive to secure more third-party content.
July 29, 2014

The series Grand Tourer and Crimes That Shook Britain (pictured) are among a slate of recent UK and North American acquisitions made by distributor Cineflix Rights as part of a drive to secure more third-party content ahead of MIPCOM in October.

Leading the deals is the Big Earth Productions-made series Grand Tourer (10 x 30 minutes), which follows adventurer Russ Malkin and former male model Charley Speed as they carry out a number of adventure challenges around the world.

Ocean Vet (12 x 30 minutes), from the UK’s GassProductions, follows Dr. Neil Burnie as he investigates Bermuda’s marine biology, while Ping Pong Productions’ Lost Treasure Hunters (6 x 60 minutes) follows an elite team of leading prospectors, gemologists and miners into an ancient Indian city believed to have been the source of valuable diamonds.

Meanwhile, Cineflix is adding to its crime slate with the fifth season of Crimes That Shook Britain (6 x 60 minutes) - which explores six horrific crimes in the UK - from Title Role Productions.

Finally, the distributor picked up Buy It! Fix It! Sell It! (6 x 30 minutes) from Canada’s Frantic Films, which follows people who make a living buying and selling hidden treasures from auctions, in addition to Outcast Kustoms (seasons one and two, 12 x 60 minutes) from Florida’s Worldwide Media Group, on one of the premier vehicle restoration shops in the world.

Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights at Cineflix Media, said in a statement: “Building our third-party slate is central to our growth strategy and we’re looking to complete further deals for new factual content, particularly across the science, history, and factual entertainment genres.”

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 HMV.com. 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.

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