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Extra: Quintus scores doc deals; Viacom makes int’l sales

Quintus scores doc sales International distribution and media agency Quintus Media has signed several deals, sending factual series to various doc channels. Poland’s Spektrum has picked up several highly successful titles as part ...
October 3, 2019

Quintus scores doc sales

International distribution and media agency Quintus Media has signed several deals, sending factual series to various doc channels.

Poland’s Spektrum has picked up several highly successful titles as part of a package deal including The Most Dangerous Ways to School (5 x 60 minutes; pictured) and Planet School (6 x 30 minutes), both produced by Maximus Film.

Meanwhile, ProSiebenSat 1′s documentary channel Kabel Eins Doku (K1 Doku) has picked up titles in a deal brokered by IMG. The series include Black Ops (6 x 50 minutes) and CIA Declassified (10 x 50 minutes), both produced by UK-based prodco World Media Rights.

Finally, Quintus has also concluded a licensing deal with National Geographic Eastern Europe for two seasons of Exceptional Engineering (12 x 60 minutes). The show, produced by WeltN24, explores the construction process of some of the world’s biggest, most innovative “boy’s toys,” including the world’s biggest cranes, the most modern airplane, the largest motorbike factory and the production site of the world’s most expensive off-road camper vans.

Viacom makes int’l sales

Viacom International Studios (VIS) has inked worldwide deals for more than 50 factual titles from its catalog.

Sales include VIS UK-produced travelogue doc Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure (2 x 60 minutes), which will head to Australia’s free-to-air broadcaster SBS.

SBS has also acquired Secrets of the Royal Servants and Spending Secrets of the Royals.

The two series have also been licensed by Poland’s TTV, Iranian channel Manoto and RTL in the Netherlands for its free-to-air and SVOD services.

Secrets of the Royal Servants will also air on Japan’s pubcaster NHK and DIRECTV across Latin America.

Meanwhile, Meghan and the Markles: A Family at War will air in Poland (TVN and WP1), the Netherlands (RTL), across the Nordics (Discovery) and in Latin America (DIRECTV).

Elsewhere, SIC in Portugal has picked up Sandringham: The Queen at Christmas and Inside Kensington Palace: Fit for a Princess (which will also air on Manoto). Diana to Meghan: Royal Wedding Secrets has been licensed by Hong Kong’s SVOD service Apple Daily.

VIS’ ‘Inside’ strand will air on Manoto in Iran, RTL in the Netherlands and SBS in Australia. All three broadcasters have licensed the entire third season of the strand, including six titles.

Finally, VIS UK’s Crazy Rich Asian Weddings was acquired by Nine in Australia.

Breakthrough Entertainment inks global sales

Canadian prodco and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has finalized a number of international sales ahead of this month’s MIPCOM market, including unscripted series.

Canal Plus (Discovery Channel, Poland) has acquired the third season of docuseries Resilient Cities (16 x 30 minutes).

Canal Plus had already acquired seasons one and two of the series, which delves into the underground art scenes in chaotic cities recovering from major traumas.

Meanwhile, European sales include Hollywood Homicide (Telewizja Polsat, Poland), Greatest Tank Battles (Ceska Televize, Czech Republic), Sex, Lies & Murder and I Lived with a Killer (A&E UK).

Finally, I Lived with a Killer and Sex, Lies, & Murder have sold into North America via TVA Quebec and Bell Quebec, respectively.

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