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Cineflix Rights signs raft of new acquisitions deals with third-party producers

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors, has signed a raft of acquisitions deals with producers in the UK and North America as it continues to build its third-party slate.

Leading the deals is a new series from the Big Earth Productions, the UK indie behind Extreme Frontiers and Long Way Down. Grand Tourer (10x30’) follows adventurer Russ Malkin and former male model Charley Speed as they try to outperform each other in a number of adventure challenges around the world.

Ocean Vet (12x30'), from the UK’s gassProductions, follows Dr. Neil Burnie as he investigates the incredible marine biology around the island of Bermuda, including tagging tiger sharks, charting the journeys taken by baby turtles, and close-up encounters with humpback whales.

Los Angeles based Ping Pong Productions’ Lost Treasure Hunters (6x60') follows an elite team of leading prospectors, gemologists, and miners into an ancient Indian city believed to have been the source of some of the world’s most valuable diamonds.

Cineflix Rights has also bolstered its crime slate with the acquisition of the new season of Crimes That Shook Britain (season 5, 6x60’) from UK producer Title Role Productions. The series uncovers the real stories behind six of the most horrific crimes to hit the UK - including those committed by Jimmy Savile and Rose West, and the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

The distributor is continuing its relationship with Canada’s Frantic Films through the acquisition of Buy It! Fix It! Sell It! (6x30’). This new series reveals the tricks of the trade employed by people who make a living buying hidden treasures at auctions, restoring them and selling them for a profit to collectors, shops, and the public.

Florida based Worldwide Media Group’s Outcast Kustoms (season 1 and 2, 12x60') follows one of the premier custom shops in the world as they transform big rig trucks and trailers into one-of-a-kind diesel monsters ruling the highways.

Announcing the new deals, Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights at Cineflix Media indicated that the distributor was on a concerted drive to acquire more third-party content over the next few months in the run up to MIPCOM and beyond.

“We’re glad to be strengthening our relationships with existing producers and building new partnerships through these latest deals,” Mr. Bonney said. “Building our third-party slate is central to our growth strategy and we’re looking to complete further deals for new factual content, particularly across the science, history, and factual entertainment genres.”

Cineflix Rights has successful relationships with more than 65 producer partners, who provide the third-party content making up around half of the distributor’s 3600 hour catalogue. Partners include: LMNO Productions (USA), Windfall Films (UK), October Films (UK), Impossible Pictures (UK), Hoodlum (Australia), Indigo Films (USA), and Waddell Media (Ireland).  

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

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of more than 3600 hours of established, returning series and fresh content that is successfully building broadcasters’ schedules worldwide. The company’s roster of factual and scripted in-house and third-party programmes from 65 producer partners covers a wide breadth of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.