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MIPCOM deals round-up: All3Media, Earth Touch, Cineflix, FilmRise and more

All3Media Intl. scores sales for Optomen decluttering format As MIPCOM gets underway in Cannes, London-headquartered distributor All3Media International has racked up several sales for Sort Your Life Out, a decluttering format ...
October 12, 2021

All3Media Intl. scores sales for Optomen decluttering format

As MIPCOM gets underway in Cannes, London-headquartered distributor All3Media International has racked up several sales for Sort Your Life Out, a decluttering format hailing from All3-owned prodco Optomen Television. In the series, a team of lifestyle experts works with families to transform their badly cluttered homes.

Format rights to adapt the series have so far been snapped up by TF1 for France and French-speaking territories, TV2 in Denmark and MTV Oy in Finland. All3Media joint venture Tower Productions is also set to produce a season of the series in Germany and Monster Entertainment will produce the series for Norwegian television.

The deals follow news that BBC1 will air a six-episode run of the series later this year, and SBS6 in the Netherlands will air IDTV’s adaptation next week.

Cineflix Rights takes Nutopia’s Extra Life global

Nutopia’s blue-chip science and history series, Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer, is set to air in multiple territories via deals struck by Cineflix Rights.

The 4 x 60-minute series, originally produced for the BBC and PBS in the U.S., explores the innovations in science and medicine that have doubled the average human life span in the past century, and features best-selling author Steven Johnson and historian/broadcaster David Olusoga (pictured).

Signing on for Extra Life are VRT in Belgium, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Movistar in Spain, Radio-Canada, SBS in Australia, BBC Poland, and Kan in Israel.

FilmRise grabs streaming rights for Iron Chef

New York-based film and TV studio/distributor and streaming network FilmRise has secured the SVOD and AVOD rights to all seven seasons of Japanese culinary competition series Iron Chef.

Via the deal between FilmRise and Japan’s Fuji Television Network, FilmRise will stream the series to domestic and international audiences through its own streaming network.

After completing its run of 250 episodes in Japan, Iron Chef became something of a global phenomenon, with adaptations produced in the U.S., the UK, Australia, Israel, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Nat Geo Wild, CCTV take Earth Touch wildlife content

Natural history and wildlife content specialist prodco Earth Touch has netted sales for several titles with myriad international broadcasters.

CCTV in China has taken 12 hours of 4K natural history programming, including such titles as Africa’s Deadliest 4 and Lion Brothers: Cubs to Kings.

Meanwhile, in Europe, RTL Geo (airing in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Alto Adige) has acquired five one-off wildlife specials including Oceanic Whitetip – The Shipwreck Shark, which has also been picked up by Japan’s NHK. France TV will air the one-hour features Lions: The Hunt for Survival and Diary of a Teen Leopard.

Elsewhere, Prima Zoom in Czech Republic has taken 38 hours of Earth Touch titles while TVP in Poland have acquired a further 52 hours. NTV has taken 22 hours for Germany and German-speaking markets, including Extreme Animal Transport, Realm of the Rattlesnake and Africa’s Predator Kingdoms, while also pre-buying Earth Touch’s upcoming landmark series Epic Oceans, which delivers in November.

In the U.S., Nat Geo Wild is taking an eighth season of Earth Touch’s original unscripted series Snakes in the City which follows the exploits of Durban-based snake catchers.

BossaNova revs up sales for Motorway Patrol with CBS Reality deal

London-based distribution, content creation and funding company BossaNova has sold 120 hours, or 10 seasons, of docureality series Motorway Patrol to CBS Reality, a joint venture of AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI UK) and ViacomCBS Networks International.

The series hails from New Zealand factual producers Greenstone, and follows officers patrolling New Zealand’s highways, while also incorporating shocking footage from CCTV cameras.

The CBS Reality pact will see the series air in more than 35 European territories plus Russia, CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

As well, AMCNI UK has acquired the 12th season of Border Patrol, also produced by Greenstone, and the third season of Stampede Production’s Border Force USA: The Bridges for CBS Reality in Poland and Africa.

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