U.K. web sells fare to Latin American channels
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has inked a slew of deals with Latin American webs.Brazilian pay TV platform Globosat has picked up a package of titles including docu “The Day John Lennon Died,” dramas such as Lynda La Plante’s “Above Suspicion” and “Murdoch Mysteries,” plus a Cirque du Soleil special. More than 50 hours of content has been acquired by Latin American satcaster Pramer for its Cosmopolitan TV, Film and Arts and Europa Europa channels. Titles include seasons 11 and 12 of Agatha Christie’s “Poirot” and the remake of “Bouquet of Barbed Wire,” alongside a range of TV movies. Also sold to Pramer is quirky sitcom “Miranda,” a hit for the BBC about an unglamorous, accident-prone woman, scripted by and starring British comedian Miranda Hart. Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic has nabbed more than 70 hours of factual and natural history content for a range of networks, including Discovery HD Theater, TLC HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery Civilization. Fare includes “Planet Science,” wildlife spec “The Queen of Trees” and HD series “The Seven Wonders of China.” ITV is attempting to boost its overseas activities under new CEO Adam Crozier. Meanwhile, U.K. distributor DCD has announced sales to channels in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. “Rake,” a legal drama series starring Richard Roxburgh, has been licensed to Sundance Channel Global for a number of territories, including France, Benelux, Canada, Asia and Eastern Europe, as well as Danmarks Radio in Denmark. Another drama, period saga “Land Girls,” has been bought by Sundance Channel Global (France, Benelux, Canada, Asia and Eastern Europe), ABC Australia, Danmarks Radio in Denmark, Globosat in Brazil, and YLE in Finland, plus DVD deals with ABC Commercial Australia, BFS for North America and Acorn in Blighty. Both sales come in the run up to Natpe, which bows Jan. 23.
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