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MIPTV 2014: DR, Sky TV prebuy Power’s New Worlds

New WorldsBroadcasters including Denmark’s pubcaster DR and Sky Television in New Zealand have pre-bought upcoming Channel 4 miniseries New Worlds from distributor Power.

Other deals include the period drama going to Chello Central Europe for Hungarian channel Film Mania, and Croatian pubcaster HRT. Chello has also bought The Devil’s Whore for Hungarian net Film Café.

The series is from Peter Flannery and Martine Brandt (The Devils Whore, aka The Devil’s Mistress) and has All3Media-owned Company Pictures attached as producer. The drama focuses on the story of four young idealists from either side of the Atlantic in the 1680s.

“The market reaction to New Worlds has been terrific,” said Power CEO Susan Waddell. “A great script and its universal themes of love and courage, combined with high production values, create an excellent value proposition that has helped drive a windfall of sales. We are looking forward to a very productive MIPTV.”