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RDF Rights inks Cicada first-look deal

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RDF Rights has inked a one-year first-look deal for all rights to output from Cicada Films, which makes specials in history, documentary and science for Channel 4, the Discovery Networks and National Geographic.

RDFR will provide development money for a range of Cicada programming.

Cicada series in production include “Allergic to Living,” “Ancient Plastic Surgery” and “Preachers to Be” for Channel 4.

It also has formatted factual entertainment series and docus in development for U.K. and U.S. broadcasters.

The new deal with Cicada Films highlights RDFR’s strategic push into the indie sector on the back of the communications bill returning program rights to producers.

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