Canal Plus nabs ‘Mad Men’

Web picks up 'Crusoe,' 'Flashpoint' as well

PARIS — French pay TV group Canal Plus has snapped up four foreign drama series at Mipcom.

Canal Plus has bought the rights to the first season of AMC’s “Mad Men” from Lionsgate Television, as well as U.S.-Canada co-production “Flashpoint,” and U.S.-U.K. co-production “Crusoe,” ahead of its debut on NBC on Oct. 17.

The latter was acquired from the U.K.’s Power, while “Flashpoint” is distributed by Alchemy Television and Germany’s Tele Munchen

Italian series “Romanzo Criminale,” produced by Cattleya and Sky Italia was acquired as well. Adapted from Giancarlo de Cataldo’s novel, series deals with the rise of the communist terrorist group, the Red Brigades, in Italy, in the 1970s.

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