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Extra: Whistle TV launches on Roku; Keshet Int’l strikes multi-territory deals

Keshet Int’l sells in Europe, Asia, Australia Global producer-distributor Keshet International (KI) has completed numerous deals with broadcasters across Europe, Asia and Australia for a raft of factual, documentary and entertainment ...
November 20, 2020

Keshet Int’l sells in Europe, Asia, Australia

Global producer-distributor Keshet International (KI) has completed numerous deals with broadcasters across Europe, Asia and Australia for a raft of factual, documentary and entertainment series.

KI has sold seasons one and two of River Hunters (pictured; 8 x 60 minutes and 6 x 60 minutes; Hello Halo Productions for History UK) to Australia’s Foxtel and A+E Networks for History in Germany.

Singapore-based distributor Bomanbridge Media closed sales of River Hunters with Thailand pubcaster TPBS and The Outdoor Channel in Asia.

The distributor also sold Pi Productions’ Secrets of the Factories (4 x 60 minutes) and season one of Weekend Breaks with Gregg Wallace (5 x 60 minutes; Rumpus Media for Channel 5 UK) to National Geographic across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Weekend Breaks with Gregg Wallace was also picked up by RTL in the Netherlands and SBS Food in Australia. The deal with SBS also includes Secrets of the Factories; Crackit Productions’ Made In Britain (6 x 60 minutes); The Good Girls’ Guide to Kinky Sex (6 x 60 minutes); and The Lesbian Guide to Straight Sex (4 x 60 minutes) for SBS Viceland.

Elsewhere, KI sold Dom Does America (10 x 60 minutes; Flicker Productions for BBC1) to YLE in Finland; while Sweden’s SVT acquired Exposed: The Church’s Dark Secret (2 x 60 minutes; Top Hat Productions for BBC2).

Also in Sweden, TV4 picked up seasons one and two of Rumpus Media and Motion Content Group’s Around the World By Train (6 x 60 minutes and 6 x 60 minutes); Keshet Productions’ Singletown (15 x 60 minutes); and the first two seasons of Crackit Productions’ Casualty 24/7 (4 x 60 minutes and 12 x 60 minutes).

Sky in New Zealand acquired season three of Casualty 24/7 (20 x 60 minutes) in a deal that includes the third season of Crackit Productions’ Trucking Hell (20 x 60 minutes), with Foxtel in Australia picking up the first two seasons of the latter reality show.

ITV2′s Singletown was also picked up in Belgium by DPG Media in a deal that includes seasons one and two of Crackit Productions’ Hoarders: Buried Alive in My Bedroom (5 x 60 minutes and 6 x 60 minutes).

Germany’s RTL acquired to the fourth and fifth seasons of Woodcut Media’s World Most Evil Killers (both 20 x 60 minutes).

Finally, KI completed deals with AVOD platforms Little Dot and Tubi TV for 113 and 80 hours respectively, including World’s Most Evil Killers, The Good Girls’ Guide to Kinky Sex, Bad Habits, Holy Orders and Husbands from Hell.

Whistle TV rolls out on The Roku Channel

Media and entertainment company Team Whistle’s OTT channel Whistle TV is now available on The Roku Channel via the Roku platform as part of a partnership with Cinedigm.

Whistle TV – a free, ad-supported sports and entertainment digital network — is also available on Peacock, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio SmartCast and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s STIRR.

The network features original programming, feature length films and docuseries and long-form content from sports entertainers.

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