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Extra: TVF Int’l sells Arrow’s Boeing 737 Max doc; Parade Media strikes global deals

Arrow Media doc sold in Europe, Australia Indie factual distributor TVF International has secured sales for the 60-minute Channel 4 documentary The Boeing 737 Max: What Went Wrong? from UK prodco ...
December 17, 2019

Arrow Media doc sold in Europe, Australia

Indie factual distributor TVF International has secured sales for the 60-minute Channel 4 documentary The Boeing 737 Max: What Went Wrong? from UK prodco Arrow Media.

The one-off special (pictured) investigates the chain of events that led to two fatal crashes of the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia, only five months apart.

Welt in Germany, TV2 Norway, Medialaan Belgium, SVT Sweden were among the first European channels to secure the film. In Australia, Nine Network took the territory premiere.

Discovery acquires Golf Channel Latin America

American media conglomerate Discovery has acquired Latin American Golf, S.L., which operates the 24-hour pay-TV channel Golf Channel Latin America, from Simple Networks LLC and Fornaluz Productions, S.A., an affiliate of Inversiones Bahia.

Golf Channel Latin America, which launched in 2006, offers a wide range of premium golf content and coverage of PGA Tour tournaments, including more than 36 exclusive live events.

The network is currently available through pay-TV operators in 17 countries.

The acquisition adds to Discovery’s growing global golf ecosystem, which includes digital channel GOLFTV, powered by the PGA Tour; golf media brand Golf Digest; and an exclusive global content partnership with Tiger Woods.

Parade Media sends 330 hours of content worldwide

UK-based producer-distributor Parade Media is sending its programming to a host of territories, including APAC, EMEA and Latin America.

AMC Hungary picked up a 55-hour package, including culinary titles from Australian indie Hsquared: Macao Gourmet (6 x 30 minutes); Loving Gluten Free (10 x 30 minutes); Outback Gourmet (8 x 30 minutes); Ainsley’s Market Menu (6 x 60 minutes); and Good Chef, Bad Chef (65 x 30 minutes).

The broadcaster also acquired Inside the Box with Jack Stein (10 x 30 minutes) by Australia-based Projucer, Cook Like an Italian (10 x 30 minutes) by Essential Media, as well as season two of Luxury Homes Revealed (20 x 30 minutes) by Abode Entertainment

Culinary travel titles headed to Matkanalen Norway include: Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam (10 x 30 minutes; Creative Media); Field Trip with Cutis Stone (6 x 30 minutes; Sunny Side Up Productions); Asia Unplated with Diana Chan (10 x 30 minutes; Hsquared); and This is Mexico (6 x 30 minutes; Dual Entertainment), as well as Macao Gourmet and Cook Like An Italian.

Fox Bulgaria also acquired Inside the Box with Jack Stein, Field Trip with Curtis Stone, Macao Gourmet and Cook Like an Italian.

Serbia’s Fishing Channel, meanwhile, reeled in seasons five through seven of the AFN Fishing Show (40 x 60 minutes), while Bon Gusto Germany acquired: Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield (20 x 30 minutes); The Chocolate Queen (13 x 30 minutes); Andy & Ben Eat Australia (15 x 30 minutes); and Andy & Ben Eat The World (5 x 30 minutes).

HGTV New Zealand and GEE for Qantas picked up Find Me a Beach House (10 x 30 minutes), while Choice TV in New Zealand acquired Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam, Field Trip with Curtis Stone and Outback Vet.

Elsewhere, Outback Vet was also picked up by Blue Ant Media for its Cottage Life channel in Canada.

In Australia, Network Seven bagged Demolition NZ seasons one and two (20 x 30 minutes), as well as the hour-long special by Broadcast Media for its 7mate channel.

Nine Network in Australia has licensed the dating show Undercover Twins (7 x 60 minutes) from Voltage. Format rights to the show have been picked up by Endemol Shine Group.

In Asia, MediaCorp has secured a package deal with more than 60 hours of culinary titles, including: Ainsley’s Market Menu, Loving Gluten Free, Good Chef Bad Chef, Tasty Conversations with Audra Morrice, United Plates of America (seasons one and two; 26 x 30 minutes), and Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen (seasons one and two; 12 x 30 minutes).

Earlier this month, Fox Networks Group Asia snatched up Food Lab (65 x 30 minutes) and Peter Kuruvita’s Mexican Fiesta (10 x 30 minutes).

Lastly, across the U.S. and Latin America, season three of The Home Team (13 x 30 minutes) has been ordered by Injaus, while The Sun Channel picked up United Plates of America.

Tastemade in the U.S. has acquired Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam for its linear, SVOD and AVOD platforms.

Twofour Rights inks deals across Asia, Europe, Africa

Twofour Rights, the in-house distribution arm of the UK- and U.S.-based prodco Twofour, struck a number of deals for its factual and entertainment titles following the Asia TV Forum in December.

BBC Studios bought a package of shows for its channels in Asia, Africa and Europe, including: Hairy Bikers Route 66 for BBC Lifestyle in Asia; The World’s Best Restaurants for BBC Lifestyle in Africa; and the Sinkholes series, from Twofour-owned Boomerang, for BBC Earth across Africa, Poland, CEE and the Nordics, with the second series also acquired for BBC Earth in Africa and Poland.

A+E Networks Africa has secured the rights to 30 hours of the Boomerang-produced Extreme Cake Makers.

Discovery will air the latest season of Impossible Railways and The Indian Dream Hotel On Tour (known as The Real Marigold on Tour in the UK) across Asia.

Across in Europe, SVT Sweden has licensed the latest offering of Impossible Engineering, now in its fifth season. Also for the Swedish territory, TV4 has taken The Junk Food Experiment.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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