UK indie distributor Cineflix Rights has finalized a deal with TV3 Baltics in time for NATPE Budapest, confirming the sale of more than 200 hours of factual content.
The deal, covering TV3′s Latvian and Lithuanian networks, includes the first two seasons of Richard Hammond’s Workshop (16 x 60 min., pictured). Produced by Chimp Productions and Krempelwood for Discovery+, UK and Eire, the series follows the daredevil TV presenter and car buff as he launches a high-end restoration shop for rare classic cars and motorbikes.
Also included is Smoke and Steel: Secrets of the Modern World (6 x 60 min.) from Like A Shot Entertainment for UKTV, which showcases the best of humanity’s industrial heritage around the world and reveals how these centuries-old inventions and techniques are building the world of today; and seasons one to three of Rise of the Machines (30 x 60 min.), from Windfall Films for A+E Networks U.S., Discovery International and Science Channel U.S., which spotlights the engineering and inventions at the heart of some of the world’s most extreme machines.
Rounding out the package are the first two seasons of Property Brothers: Forever Home (80 x 60 min.), from Scott Brothers Entertainment for HGTV U.S. and Canada, the latest series following superstar developers and renovators Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they help couples transform their current houses into forever homes; the first two seasons of Moving Houses (20 x 60 min.) from Imagination Television for TVNZ, which follows daring homeowners on the ultimate recycling projects as they move beautiful homes to new destinations in New Zealand; and Impossible Planet (12 x 60 min.) from White Spark Pictures, which explores a number of Earth’s most amazing natural phenomena, some of which still stump scientists.
“It feels great to be back in Budapest, meeting valued clients face-to-face and showcasing new content,” said Lucy Rawson, Cineflix Rights VP of sales for Africa, CEE, Middle East and Southern Mediterranean. “I’m thrilled to be signing this first deal with TV3, and we look forward to building a long business relationship with them.”