Cineflix International Rings in Multiple Deals for ITN Productions Documentaries
Cineflix International has clocked up an impressive slate of deals after acquiring the international distribution rights to two fast-turnaround documentaries, Tsunami Search and Rescue and Nuclear Meltdown, from ITN Productions, the division of ITN that makes factual, entertainment, news and corporate content.
Tsunami Search and Rescue was commissioned by UK broadcaster Five and aired in April this year. It follows the British rescuers and medics that flew to Japan in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, chronicling their courage in the face of extreme danger, emotional trauma and the fear of a nuclear catastrophe.
The show has been sold to Fox Latin America covering over 40 territories in its footprint and to SBS Australia, Silver Box Limited in Russia, Aljazeera Network in Turkey, in Belgium to VMMA and RTL Tvi including Luxembourg and to Barrandov TV in Czech Republic and Origo in Hungary.
The hour long special Nuclear Meltdown centres on how nuclear reactors in Fukushima began to disintegrate and when one exploded, the Japanese government announced a ‘nuclear emergency’. With 20 per cent of all nuclear reactors built in earthquake zones, can nuclear power ever be truly safe? Nuclear Meltdown details the unfolding disaster at Fukushima and reveals exactly how it happened and why.
New deals have been reported for this show with CNBC in USA, YLE Television in Finland, N24 Germany, Multicanal Iberia, Marjan Television for Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistanand and TVN SA in Poland.
Fox Latin America, Silver Box Limited, Aljazeera Network in Turkey, RTL Tvi SBS Australia, Barrandov TV and Origo in Hungary bought both shows.
The original deal for the two ultra-topical one-hour films is the first between ITN Productions and Cineflix International and was brokered by Nicola Andrews, Head of Acquisitions.
Nicola Andrews commented: "This has been the first of what we hope will be a pipeline of directly commissioned quick turnaround documentaries. The combination of ITN’s long standing expertise in making news features and the excellent sales team at Cineflix International has ensured both shows’ global reach has been very extensive in a short time - the strategy has paid off well."
Cineflix International is a leading independent distributor in the global television industry, working closely with major international broadcast partners and producers to provide brands and formats that have worldwide appeal. With over 2000 hours of quality programming in our library, including factual, factual entertainment, formats and a soon-to-be-featured catalogue of scripted shows, our new programming is expanding at a rate of 600 hours every year.
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