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European media firm sells content globally at MipTV

MUMBAI: European media company ORF-Enterprise has sold content globally at the recently concluded television trade event MipTV in Cannes, France.

‘Suburbia – Women on the edge’ has been picked up by SRF (Switzerland).

A deal was concluded with ARD/Degeto (Germany) for 14 episodes of ORF’s crime series ‘Tatort’. Other recent Tatort sales include Danish broadcaster TV2 as well as Slovenia’s RTV.

Furthermore Russian pay-TV channel “Ginger HD” will soon air several seasons of ORF’s kids and edutainment programme ‘Yummy – Cooking with kids’, ‘Trick Factory’, ‘7 Wonders’ and ‘Cracker Snap’.

TRT (Turkey) secured a package of over 10 hours of ORF Universum documentaries including ‘Secrets of Bumblebees’, this year’s winner of the International New York TV and Film Festival Award.

FTV Prima (Czech Republic), TVP (Poland) and YLE (Finland) picked up the latest 4K-highlight “Wild Venice” which has also been acquired by National Geographic Channels for their international feeds, as well as by SBS (Australia).

Following this MipTV’s claim “Focus on the Nordics”, broadcasters DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), RUV (Iceland), SVT (Sweden) and YLE (Finland), will contribute to the projects ‘Greece – Highlands and Islands’ and ‘The Canary Islands’ with a pre-buy.

A VoD-package consisting of highlights of ORF’s Universum selection including ‘Wasteland Warriors’, ‘Nature Tech’ and ‘Sea of Creepy Monsters’ has been sold to Blue Ant Media (Canada). In addition, over 70 hours of VoD content, consisting of ORF fiction top TV-series “Janus”, “Fast Forward” and further factual programmes have been distributed to UPC cablecom.

Music sales in Latin America include Eurochannel (Brazil) acquiring the rights for more than ten hours of the documentary series ‘Musically-Culinary’ and Globosat (Brazil) airing the baroque concert ‘Musica sacra’ from the Vienna St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Accompanying this year’s Eurovision song contest in Vienna, the documentary ‘Conchita – Unstoppable’ has been acquired by Channel 8 (Israel) HRT (Croatia), RTE (Ireland), RTS and SRF (Switzerland), RUV (Iceland), Out TV (Benelux) and Deutsche Welle among others.