Euro sales for Popkorn’s “My Violent Child”

My Violent Child, (pictured), which tackles the issue of abuse from children who hit parents when they don't get their own way, has sold to a raft of Euro networks and been recommissioned by Channel 5.
October 9, 2014

Seven European broadcasters, including TV2 Norway, TV2 Denmark and TVN Poland, have purchased the broadcast rights to UK factual indie producer Popkorn Television’s My Violent Child.

The documentary, which has had three additional episodes commissioned by UK’s Channel 5, follows three families who are victims of parental abuse through violent children who hit, bite and punch when they don’t get their own way.

DCD Rights negotiated the sale to the broadcasters, which also include SBS Finland, Vlaamse Media Belgium, Infonetwork Germany and Channel 8 Israel.

Rick Baker, DCD Rights’ head of sales, said he was looking forward to offering more programming on the topic.

My Violent Child is an often disturbing and yet poignant look at the difficulties some parents face on a daily basis. This is a global trend and we are looking forward to having additional episodes in the series to offer to our international clients who are keen to know more.”

The Channel 5 airing of My Violent Child (pictured) in June averaged ratings of 1.8 million viewers and a 7.0% share at 9 p.m., and attracted a 10.5 % share among women.

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