Sales roundup: Sundog sells content worldwide; Cineflix Rights inks deal with Tremendous!

Sundog Pictures sells content worldwide UK-based Sundog Pictures has sold over 100 hours of content worldwide. The sales see Sundog’s programming go to a host of territories, including those delivered through Sundog’s ...
January 25, 2018

Sundog Pictures sells content worldwide

UK-based Sundog Pictures has sold over 100 hours of content worldwide.

The sales see Sundog’s programming go to a host of territories, including those delivered through Sundog’s distribution partners: BBC Worldwide, DCD Rights, Passion Distribution and Raydar Media.

The Truth About Alcohol (1 x 60) has been picked up by America, Africa, Asia and Scandinavia from DCD Rights. Originally made for BBC1, the program uses science findings to unveil what causes our fondness for alcohol.

BBCWW has made a raft of sales for Sundog’s 21st Century Race for Space (1 x 60) to Australia, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Hong Kong and the Nordics. This copro between Sundog and Voltage TV, produced for the BBC and Smithsonian, follows professor Brian Cox as he explores the commercial space industry.

Elsewhere, Qatar, Romania, Sweden, India and other territories have picked up The Truth About HIV (1 x 60) from BBCWW. Originally made for BBC1, the program features an interview with Prince Harry. It explores the latest science around HIV shows how far we have come with the disease and how far we still have to go.

Passion Distribution sold Barbie, The Most Famous Doll in the World (1 x 50) to Australia, Norway and New Zealand, with inflight sales to Emirates, Quantas and EVA Airways with several advanced discussions in other major markets. The one-off, originally produced for Channel 4, features Mary Portas (pictured) as she meets experts, collectors and fans to find out what has propelled Barbie to become the multibillion-dollar business it is today.

Sundog’s Reggie Yates programs, which are distributed by Raydar Media, have been picked up in a range of territories including Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway and global airings through BBCWW. The programs include Extreme South Africa, Extreme Russia, Race Riots USALife and Death in Chicago, Addicted to Ice and Extreme UK.

UKTV, Canada and Europe acquire Twofour’s Impossible Engineering

UKTV, Canadian and European broadcasters have secured Twofour’s science and history show Impossible Engineering.

In Europe, Discovery Italy will air the series in Italy on their channel, Focus. RMC Decouverte in France has secured rights to the series, as has Societe Radio-Canada for French-speaking Canada for their channel Ici Explora. In the UK, UKTV’s Yesterday will air the program. 

Deals in Canada, France and Italy were brokered by VP sales, EMEA and Latin America, Eniela Bella.

The program looks at the history and trailblazers behind modern-day mega structures. Impossible Engineering spotlights the new building techniques, untested materials and revolutions that these builders took.

Now commissioned for a fourth season across the UK, the series has sold to more than 120 territories worldwide to date.

Cineflix Rights closes package deal with Tremendous! Entertainment 

UK indie TV content distributor Cineflix Rights has closed a deal with U.S. producer Tremendous! Entertainment for two factual series in the wildlife and lifestyle space.

The Daytime Emmy-Award winning Rock the Park (Season 4, 26 x 30, ABC US), features life-long friends Jack Steward and Colton Smith who travel to some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth, bringing us face-to-face with wildlife and extraordinary ecosystems.

Naturally, Danny Seo (Seasons 1 & 2, 52 x 30, NBC US) is an educational series for families seeking a healthier lifestyle while caring for our planet. Eco-friendly living authority Danny Seo introduces viewers to fun and innovative ideas for healthy meals, home and design, beauty and travel.





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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.