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Battle Creek sells around the world

BATTLECREEK_PILOT_Featured_imageSony Pictures Television has notched several deals for Battle Creek, the new cop procedural from the creators of House and Breaking Bad, David Shore and Vince Gilligan.

The series, which has just bowed on US broadcast net CBS, has been picked up by TF1 in France and RTL in Germany, two of Europe’s largest commercial broadcasters.

RTE in Ireland, 365 Media in Iceland, NOS in Portugal, ORF in Austria have also acquired Battle Creek, which is produced by SPT, Gran Via Productions, Shore Z and Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions.

On the pay TV side Canal+ in Spain and D-Smart in Turkey as well as Rostelcom and SPT Networks in Russia have taken the series. In Asia, Fox International Channels has taken the show as has streaming service iQiyi in China and free TV channels TVNZ in New Zealand and Seven Network in Australia.

HOT for Israel and M-Net for Sub-Saharan Africa also have it.

Sony also confirmed a deal with MTG for Scandinavia, as first reported by TBI earlier this week.

“Two of television’s best storytellers have come together to create a great buddy cop story,” said Keith LeGoy, president, international distribution for SPT. “

had a strong debut this week in the US, performing especially well with a broad audience, so we anticipate viewers around the world will find this series equally engaging.”