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Extra: Cineflix takes Hoff Productions series; Banijay, Red Arrow ink deals

Cineflix Rights, Hoff Productions extend distro deal Cineflix Rights has expanded its distribution partnership with U.S.-based Hoff Productions by acquiring a package of four new factual series. The titles include Shark Terror: ...
February 10, 2021

Cineflix Rights, Hoff Productions extend distro deal

Cineflix Rights has expanded its distribution partnership with U.S.-based Hoff Productions by acquiring a package of four new factual series.

The titles include Shark Terror: USS Indianapolis (2 x 60 minutes); I Saw It: Bigfoot and Beyond (2 x 60 minutes); Battle of Alcatraz (2 x 60 minutes); and Green River Killer: Hunting the Monster (4 x 60 minutes).

These series join existing Hoff Productions shows in the Cineflix Rights catalog, which includes Ted Bundy: The Survivors (4 x 60 minutes; Reelz); Billion Dollar Mega Mine (1 x 60 minutes; Science Channel); and Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster (2 x 60 minutes; Reelz), to name a few.

Banijay sells Lego Masters to Scandinavia

Banijay’s traveling competition format Lego Masters has landed in Denmark and Finland.

Danish prodco Metronome, part of production-distribution giant Banijay, has been commissioned to produce the series (pictured) for TV2; while Endemol Shine Finland will be bringing the format to MTV3.

Lego Masters has now been produced in 11 markets with local versions in the U.S., UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and France.

The format was originally created by UK-based Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group. Banijay is the exclusive format and finished tape distributor for Lego Masters globally.

Lego Masters pits pairs of Lego builders against one another in a series of building competitions.

Red Arrow Studios Int’l acquires Stealing the Show!

Global distributor Red Arrow Studios International has picked up the global distribution rights to the quiz format Stealing the Show! from Florida Entertainment (Beat the Channel).

The format sees three celebrity contestants and a member of the public all compete to win a prize: the show itself.

The original version (local title: Wer stiehlt mir die Show?) aired on ProSieben in Germany, where a second season has been commissioned.

Red Arrow Studios International also holds global format rights to game show Beat the Channel, based on the German hit Joko & Klaas gegen ProSieben, originally created by Florida Entertainment for ProSieben.

About The Author
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.

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