French broadcaster RMC Découverte has acquired Hunting Nazi Treasure from London-based distributor TCB Media Rights.
The 8 x 60-minute series (pictured), coproduced by Saloon Media and BriteSpark Films, examines how German Nazis looted millions of cultural objects and hundreds of tons of gold bullion, from weddings rings to crown jewels, between 1933 and 1945. The estimated total value of still missing Nazi treasures stands at between US$115 and $175 billion.
RMC Découverte has also inked pre-sale deals with TCB Media Rights ahead of next month’s MIPTV market in Cannes to acquire Like A Shot’s World War Two: Witness To War (12 x 60 minutes), which examines WWII’s seminal campaigns and battles through the eyes of those who were present; and Wag TV’s science series Space Dealers (6 x 60 minutes) which documents four of America’s top space traders traveling the country in search of space artifacts.
Discovery UK and American Heroes Channel have also secured pre-sales for World War Two: Witness To War, while Discovery Nordic and CEE has signed onto Space Dealers.
Also headed to the French Riviera in April are Klinik TV’s Clash of The Collectables, (10 x 60 minutes), which takes two experts on a road-trip treasure hunt; and Mark Three Media’s hour-long commission for Channel 5 Boy With No Brain, which tells the story of Noah Wall, who was born with less than 2% of a brain.
“The interest in these titles before we’ve even brought them to market demonstrates that the demand for transactional factual, premium science and seminal history content continues to outstrip supply,” said TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney in a statement. “Closing pre-sales is the surest sign that you’re giving the market what it wants —this is what TCB was set up to take care of.”