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AETN seals raft of MIP TV output deals

AETN International has inked a series of programming output deals with broadcasters in the wake of MIP TV. The programme sales arm of channel operator AETN has sealed long-term arrangements with broadcasters in the Czech Republic, France, Poland and Sweden.

Specifically, it has inked output deals with TF1-owned Odyssee in France, TV4 Fakta, the digital factual channel operated by Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4, Czech news channel z1TV and Polsat-owned TV4 in Poland.

“We brought over 400 new hours of programs to MIP TV, our biggest slate ever,” said Jonathan South, senior director of international content sales, EMEA. “We are particularly encouraged by the multiple output deals we signed at the market.”

AETN International also announced a raft of programme sales concluded at MIP. Deals included Planete (France) buying The Works and Human Weapon, Syfy (France) taking We See Dead People and The Real Wolfman and Ushuaia (France) picking up How the Earth was Made.

In Germany RTL2 took SWAT and Steven Seagal Lawman and in Spain TV Catalunya picked up Kennedy 24 Hours Later. SBS in the Netherlands bought Psychic Kids and Kanal 5 in Sweden and Sky1 in Italy both netted packages from AETN’s Biography series.