MIPCOM ’15: Cineflix sells “The Day Hitler Died” across Europe

Networks in France, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Poland have picked up the Finestripe Productions-made doc, which promises to give a new account of the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide in 1945.
October 6, 2015

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has pre-sold the documentary The Day Hitler Died to broadcasters across Europe.

Produced by Finestripe Productions, the 60-minute doc will air in the UK on ITV1 later this year to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Germany leader’s suicide.

France’s RMCDécouverte, Sweden’s SVT, Norway’s NRK, Germany’s NTV and Discovery Poland have picked up the film, which features recently rediscovered and never-before-broadcast eyewitness interviews, archival footage and reconstructions of Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker.

Cineflix Rights CEO Chris Bonney promises the doc will give a “brand new account of what happened in Berlin 70 years ago.”

In related news, the company extended a partnership with American producer LMNO Entertainment Group for three years.

Signed at MIPCOM, the agreement gives Cineflix exclusive worldwide rights to more than 1,000 episodes form the company’s library, as well as new programming such as the upcoming Killer Confessions (4 x 60 minutes) and season two of Murder Book: Promise Not to Tell (13 x 60 minutes). Both series were originally produced for U.S. cable net Investigation Discovery.

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