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Cineflix Rights completes Latin American deals in advance of NATPE 2013

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television content distributors, is continuing its Latin American growth with a series of deals for crime and lifestyle programming with regional broadcasters in advance of NATPE 2013.  

Cineflix Rights’ extensive crime-related catalogue is selling well, with Discovery ID Latin America buying Karma’s a B*tch (6x60’, Cineflix Productions) in which The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa reveals stories of just how far some people are willing to go to balance the scales of justice and get revenge; series 4 and 5 of Cold Blood (20x60’, Cineflix Productions) which pieces together all the evidence to reveal what happened in notorious crime scenes; series 4 of Unusual Suspects (13x60, LMNO Productions), which showcases some of the most baffling and challenging investigations in modern law enforcement; Wives with Knives (6 x 60', Indigo Films) which tells gripping stories of women who have committed violent crimes against their husbands or lovers; and Nightmare Christmas (1 x 60', Indigo Films) which brings viewers true accounts of murder and mayhem set amid the mistletoe.

Cineflix Rights’ success with Discovery continues with Discovery TLC, Latin America buying Property Brothers Season 1 (13 x 30', Cineflix Productions) in which brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott use their charm and humour as they help families find, buy, and transform extreme fixer-uppers into the ultimate budget-friendly dream home; and Princess seasons 2 and 3, (32 x 30', Frantic Films) which sees high spending young women put through a month of challenges to wean them off their designer habits and teach them how to live well on a budget.

Fox Latin America has bought Property Virgins Season 9 (13 x 30', Cineflix Productions) which guides first-time homebuyers as they dive into the real estate market; while A&E Latin America has bought Paranormal Home Inspectors (13 x 30', Big Coat Productions) which sees a team of experts investigate why bizarre occurrences happen in seemingly normal homes; and Psychic Investigators Season 2 (15x30’, Cineflix Productions) which attempts to solve actual crimes using hi-tech detective work and the paranormal powers of a psychic.

Cineflix Rights has also signed deals with Mexican broadcaster Televisa for Urban Legends (45 x 30' Cineflix Productions) which lets viewers decide which of three incredible re-enacted stories are true or false.

All the deals were secured by Sabrina Ayala, Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions, Latin America, Iberia, and Italy, who will be attending NATPE for Cineflix Rights.

Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Broadcasters in the region are looking for long-running, proven successes which bring in both male and female viewers as well as interesting new takes on a particular subject. These deals in particular demonstrate the continued appeal of well made crime and lifestyle programming to Latin American audiences and I’m pleased that our newly acquired programming is performing just as well as returning favourites.  We look forward to finalizing more sales at NATPE.”

Cineflix Rights, the distribution division of Cineflix Media Inc., has built a catalogue delivering 3000 hours of established, returning series and fresh content to broadcast partners in more than 180 territories.  The company’s diverse genres include factual, factual entertainment, children’s, formats and scripted series from Cineflix Productions, Cineflix Studios and 40 leading producers from around the world.  Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

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

Gabrielle Free, Vice President Publicity and Communications, Cineflix Media:
gfree@cineflix.com; +1 416 504 7317 (ext. 638); +1 416 220 0201