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Fox to roll out Touch internationally

Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama Touch is to launch simultaneously in more than 100 countries in March after Fox closed a raft of international deals.

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, the global sales arm of the Hollywood studio, has sold the series in 160 territories including to Germany’s Prosieben, Canada’s Global, Israel’s Yes TV and Russia’s Channel One as well as a previously announced deal with Sky One in the UK.

Meanwhile, Fox International Channels will launch the series in 64 countries across Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Touch, which was created by Heroes‘ Tim Kring, is produced by Chernin Entertainment and Tailwind Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. It tells the story of a father, played by 24’s Sutherland, who finds out that his emotionally challenged 11-year old son has the ability to see hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet.

The show will have a preview on January 25 before its series premiere in the US on Fox on March 19 before rolling out internationally later that week.

Marion Edwards, president of international television, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, said: “It’s so appropriate that a television series whose focus is the unity and connection we all share in spite of culture and language differences would serve as the springboard for this very exciting, global launch.”