LONDON — Red Arrow Intl.’s has inked deals for shows on its reality slate with buyers in more than 40 countries.
ViaSat has secured rights to magazine program “How It Works” for Russia, Poland, Ukraine and 32 other territories. The show looks at how the world ticks and clicks, such as how a Swatch watch is made, or how the steel girders of a skyscraper work. It was produced for National Geographic by Bullseye TV Prods.
Rights to “The Indestructibles” have been secured by Kompas TV in Indonesia, Denmark’s DR3 and Singapore’s MediaCorp. The show recreates disastrous incidents using harrowing eyewitness accounts and state-of-the-art graphics. The series was produced by Story House Prods. for National Geographic.
Specials have also been selling, such as “The Man Who Streaked the World,” which will run to NTV in Japan, Denmark’s DR2, TV4 in Sweden and Israel’s DBS. It follows Mark Roberts on his streaking escapades over the decades, and as he scouts for a place to have his final streak. It was produced for Channel 4 by NERD and Middlechild Prods.
Another special, “Playground Murder Plot” (pictured), will air on Sweden’s TV4. In April 2010, in a small town in Indiana, 12-year-old Paul Gingerich helped his friend, 15-year-old Colt Lundy, to shoot and kill his stepfather. With unprecedented access to the lives of both boys, their families, and the on-going court case, “Playground Murder Plot” documents the crime and its aftermath. It was produced for Channel 4 by NERD.
Red Arrow Intl. is part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, which owns 16 TV production companies in nine countries. Red Arrow Entertainment Group is owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of Europe’s leading media groups.