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Turner lists out sale of shows across the globe
MUMBAI: Turner has revealed details of key shows from its extensive programming line-up to have been sold across international markets, as well as the slate of new and returning series that it is presenting at the entertainment content marketplace MipTV 2017 in France.
Following its recent surge in original content for TNT and TBS, TNT drama ‘Good Behaviour’ has been picked up by OCS (France), Telecom Italia (Italy), Fox (Finland), Cellcom and HOT (Israel), Stan (Australia), and Neon and Sky (New Zealand). The show is now available to audiences in more than 20 markets worldwide.
Added to this, new TBS comedy ‘Search Party’ has been sold to All4 (UK), OCS (France) and Cellcom (Israel), with other deals on the horizon. Both shows have been renewed for a second season.
From its kids’ portfolio, Cartoon Network’s two 2016 franchise revivals ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ and ‘Ben 10’ are also generating interest from international buyers. To date, both shows have been snapped up by CiTV (UK), Gulli (France) and Stan (Australia), while Disney Channel (Germany) and TV5 (Philippines) have picked up ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ and GMA (Philippines) has picked up ‘Ben 10’.
Alongside these, Turner is showcasing programming at MipTV. This includes: new dramas ‘4 Blocks’ (from TNT Serie in Germany) and ‘Will’ (TNT), the former having recently premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival and lined up for screenings at MIPTV (presented by series creator Quirin Berg) and Series Mania in France; new comedies ‘I’m Sorry’ and ‘Those Who Can’t’ (both truTV); Adult Swim’s animated series ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Robot Chicken’ and ‘Samurai Jack’; and kids’ series ‘Mighty Magiswords’, ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, ‘Adventure Time’, ‘We Bare Bears’ (all Cartoon Network) and first Boomerang Original ‘The Happos Family’.
Turner MD Southeast Asia Pacific Phil Nelson said, “This year, Turner can boast a sizeable slate of content with a spectrum across many genres. For our content partners operating linear or non-linear platforms, there’s really something that will appeal to almost any audience.”