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Cineflix Rights seals multiple deals ahead of MipTV 2014
MUMBAI: UK independent television content distributor Cineflix Rights has signed deals amounting to more than 400 hours of programming with broadcasters worldwide in the run up to next month’s television trade event MipTV 2014.
Deals with broadcasters in the US include Smithsonian Channel taking ‘Mayday: Air Disaster’ (seasons 3, 4, and 13,) and Reelz taking ‘Final 24’ (seasons 1, 2).
In Central Europe, TVPuls Poland has bought 112 hours of content including ‘Unusual Suspects’ (seasons 4, 5, and 6) and ‘Dangerous Flights’ (seasons 1 and 2). Fellow Polish broadcaster Spektrum TV Poland has bought 60 hours of programming including ‘Pet School’ (seasons 1 and 2) and ‘The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe’.
Scandinavian deals include Viasat Norway buying ‘Property Virgins’ (seasons 10 and 11), Viasat Denmark taking ‘Buying And Selling’ (season 3), and Viasat Sweden buying ‘Brit Cops’ (season 1-6).
In the UK, Discovery UK has taken ‘Food Factory’ (season 2) and UKTV has taken ‘Surviving Evil’ (season 2) that is currently in production. Both titles have also been bought by Discovery Europe, which has taken the third season of ‘Food Factory’ and the second season of ‘Surviving Evil’. And in France, TF1 have bought ‘Cold Blood’ (seasons 3, 6, and 7).
Cineflix Media CEO Rights Chris Bonney said, “I’m pleased to be heading to MIPTV with the demand from broadcasters as strong as ever. These deals reflect the range of our programming which includes crime, lifestyle, factual and children’s – and are all part of the biggest ever slate we’ve brought down to Mip. “