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Cineflix Rights Signs Distribution Deals Ahead of MIPTV

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading distributors, heads off to MIPTV 2012 with a raft of deals signed with global broadcasters for new series and returning brands from Cineflix Productions and third party producers.


The distributor has signed deals with NGCI for World War II: The Last Heroes (6x60’), an epic mini-series from Impossible Pictures which chronicles the final years of the Allied campaign in the Second World War and reveals what it was really like on Omaha Beach.

Massive Moves (13x30’), a new series from Windfall Films in which a team of movers race against the clock to move a house and its contents from one location to another– through cities, over mountains, even across a frozen lake - has been sold to SBS (Australia), Direct 8 (France) and Astral Networks (Canada).  Design Dealers (8x60’), a new series in which two design and antiques experts scour the back roads of Britain in search of unique objects they can rescue, refurbish, and resell has been sold to XYZ (Australia), TV Norge (Norway), FOX (Italy), Talit (Israel) and Home Channel (South Africa).

Other deals for new titles include the Cineflix Productions reality format My House, Your Money (52x30’), where new homeowners must use their parents’ money (and advice) to purchase their first home, which has sold to Talit (Israel), FOX (Italy), Viasat (Denmark), Astral Networks (Canada) and Home Channel (South Africa). Blink Films’ Driving Wars (8x60’), which uses state-of-the-art robotics and radio-control technology to combine the fantasy of video games with the sights, sounds, action, and destruction of real-life motorsport and Hollywood stunts, has been sold to Network Ten (Australia), TV3 (Spain), True Visions (Thailand) and FOX (Africa). The Downlow Concept’s Bigger Better Faster Stronger (10x30’), the popular science series that sees two teams compete to ramp-up everyday objects from vacuum cleaners to lawnmowers to their full potential, has been sold to Discovery Benelux and Nordic and SBS (Australia).

Deals for returning series include Force Four Entertainment’s Murder She Solved: True Crime, which takes viewers into the minds of female criminal investigators as they reveal the untold stories behind the capture of notorious killers. Series two has been sold to Discovery ID (USA) and series three to C&I (UK). Series four, five and ten of Cineflix ProductionsMayday: Air Disaster - which uses cockpit voice recorders, eyewitness accounts, state-of-the-art CGI and reenactments to investigate legendary aviation disasters - have been sold to Telewizja Puls (Poland); Additionally, series two and ten have been sold to Formulation Co. (Japan) and series four to Galaxie Presse (France).

Paul Heaney, President and MD of Cineflix Rights said: “As Cineflix Rights heads down to MIPTV, these latest deals reflect the strength of our new and existing factual slate as we continue to provide broadcasters worldwide with a growing range of successful programming.”

Cineflix Rights is one of the UK’s fastest growing distributors, currently providing 2500 hours of high-quality content – from both third-party producers and Cineflix – to broadcast partners in more than 180 territories worldwide. Its diverse portfolio includes factual, factual entertainment, formats, kids, and most recently, scripted series. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights also has staff in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.

For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561