Cineflix sends “Imposters,” “Motives” into Asia

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has made sales with a number of Asian broadcasters for the series Imposters (pictured) and Motives and Murders, among others, ahead of Singapore's Asia TV Forum.
December 9, 2014

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has made sales with a number of Asian broadcasters for the series Impostors (pictured) and Motives and Murders, among others, ahead of Singapore’s Asia TV Forum.

Leading the sales is BTVHD China, which has picked up a slate of crime titles, including season one of Surviving Evil (10 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions), season one of Motives and Murders (10 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions), season two of Accident Investigator (5 x 60 minutes, CMJ Productions), Impostors (6 x 60 minutes, CMJ Productions) and Extreme Prison Breaks (12 x 30 minutes, Cineflix Productions).

Meanwhile, Shanghai Media Group acquired titles including WW2 Game Changers (1 x 60 minutes, October Films); I, Human (2 x 60 minutes, Touch Productions); The End of Men (1 x 60 minutes, Frantic Films); and Crowning New York (1 x 60 minutes, Pipeline 39 Entertainment).

Finally, both Nippon TV and TV Asahi bought individual episodes of the Cineflix Productions-made Mayday: Air Disaster, while Nippon TV also signed on for four episodes of Border Security (Seven Network Australia).

All deals were secured by Chris Bluett, Cineflix Rights’s VP of sales for Asia Pacific and Benelux, who will be attending the market.

“China, and Asia more widely, is a growing market for us and these deals show how our crime and investigation content is performing particularly well in the region,” said Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights at Cineflix Media, in a statement. “ATF is a great opportunity to showcase other genres in our catalog such as history and science, which have an enduring appeal to viewers and networks across Asia.”

The Asia TV Forum runs from December 9 to 12.

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.