Singapore-headquartered production company and content distributor Bomanbridge Media announced a round of factual programming sales on Friday (Dec. 17).
CBC Canada, Disney Latin America and Rialto Channel New Zealand secured the rights to My Childhood, My Country: 20 Years in Afghanistan (1 x 90 minutes, 2 x 60 minutes) from filmmakers Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi. The documentary is eligible for an Academy Award documentary feature nomination this year.
BBC Asia licensed the three-part documentary Through the Seasons – China (pictured), coproduced by CICC China. The three-parter includes drone footage of China to reveal its traditions, landscapes and ways of life. TVB Hong Kong also picked up the documentary. BBC Asia also secured the rights to both seasons of My Unique B&B (15 x 60 minutes, 15 x 30 minutes), produced for BBC Two.
Discovery Asia acquired the natural history series The Great Whale Rescue (2 x 60 minutes), Wild Latam (9 x 60 minutes) and Wild Dynasties (3 x 60 minutes). Thai Public Broadcasting, RTHK in Hong Kong and EBS Korea also picked up Wild Dynasties.
CCTV China acquired a package of titles that includes Wild Kingdom (3 x 60 minutes), Trimates (1 x 90 minutes), Secret World of Your Rubbish (7 x 60 minutes) and Egypt from Above (1 x 90 minutes).
Japan’s NHK licensed the Christmas documentary A Baby Reindeer’s First Christmas (1 x 60 minutes), as well as Wild & Wonderful Denmark (5 x 60 minutes) and Ghost Killers (1 x 60 minutes). Thai Public Broadcasting and CCTV China also picked up Wild & Wonderful Denmark, which was produced by DR, and Ghost Killers. PTS Taiwan also picked up the DR-produced documentary.
Truevision Thailand licensed a 60-hour package including Good With Wood (6 x 60 minutes), produced for Channel 4. It also picked up Animal Ambulance (8 x 30 minutes) and the fitness series Strong by NM (25 x 30 minutes).
TVNZ, SBS Australia and Canal+Poland acquired the food and travel series Paul Goes to Hollywood (4 x 60 minutes).
“As testimony of Bomanbridge Media’s growth, we are enjoying a strong client demand, both from the new slate of coproduction opportunities through platform partnerships and our first look producer deals, as well as through our increased network of sales since the joining of Peter Pas, commercial director, based in London,” said Sonia Fleck, CEO of Bomanbridge Media, in a statement.